A Partnership with Portland

AMA PDX is known for connecting marketing professionals all over the Portland metro area. Our members love to meet each other and learn about the latest marketing trends, yet sometimes the most rewarding connections are with people outside of the marketing industry.

The Portland AMA chapter is the only chapter in the nation that has a Community Outreach program! We pair groups of AMA PDX volunteers with local nonprofits to execute a 6-month long marketing project for them. Community Outreach gives volunteers the opportunity to grow their skill set and give back to the community. In return, Portland’s nonprofits have a chance to leverage local marketing talent, develop richer volunteer and donor bases, and evolve their marketing strategies.

Marketing and Communications Volunteers

Currently accepting volunteers for the 2018 project year!

You have the opportunity to volunteer for the Community Outreach Program in the 5 different functions outlined below. If you have a particular skill set that is not listed below that you would like to develop, please note that on your application and we will determine if it is a good fit for the selected projects. The volunteer position is a 6 – month long commitment between 5-10 hours per month, from January – June 2018. Please email this volunteer application to info@ama-pdx.org along with your resume.

Open volunteer positions:

Portland Nonprofits

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 project year, but don’t worry – applications will re-open for the 2019 project year in June 2018.

More About the Program


“These are the kind of connections that make Portland a better place to live, work and play!”

“Anyone of us can go and volunteer the usual basic ways, but being able to help with something that I work at every day seems more personal and a better use of my volunteer time,” – Charles Bergenstock, Designer, Bergenstock Design.

“We’d do it again! Anytime a nonprofit is given an opportunity like this, we have to take it. The fact that we were chosen is huge. It was such an honor.” -Amy Rutherford Close, Fresh Start

2017 Projects:

  • Betties 360
  • ATD Cascadia
  • Disability Art & Culture Project
  • Friends of Portland Community Gardens

2016 Projects:

2015 Projects: