Volunteer Resource Center

The AMA invites all members to get actively involved in your association. There are numerous volunteer opportunities at both the local and the national level that will expand your marketing network and knowledge while supporting the marketing profession.  

Professional Chapter Leaders
Volunteer leaders manage all aspects of operations at AMA's 70+ professional chapter including board and financial management, membership engagement, program and communications development, sponsorship recruitment, and collegiate relations.  Volunteering with your local AMA chapter provides ample opportunity form strong connections with other marketers, develop new skills, and give back to your community.  To find volunteer opportunities in your area, contact your local AMA professional chapter.  If there is no AMA chapter in your area, learn how to start a professional chapter.

Collegiate Chapter Leaders
Each of AMA’s 350+ collegiate chapters are operated by volunteer faculty advisors and student member leaders who manage all aspects of the chapter including membership recruitment, fundraising, event programming, sponsorship, and professional development. Volunteering for a collegiate chapter is a great way to learn new skills and build out your resume. Volunteers are also needed to judge many AMA collegiate competitions. Email collegiate@ama.org to indicate your interest to get involved.  If there is no AMA chapter in your area, learn how to start a collegiate chapter.

Academic Special Interest Group Leaders
The AMA offers seventeen Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for marketing academics. Members are encouraged to actively participate in SIGs and to volunteer for SIG leadership.  Involvement in SIGs opens up an extensive peer network in your specific area of marketing interest. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities within your SIG, email acsigs@ama.org.

Program Committees and Educational Instructors
Volunteer program committees plan content for many AMA conferences. Committees determine the focus of the event, key topics to be covered, and recruit program speakers. To find out about volunteer program planning opportunities, email speak@ama.org to discuss the AMA conference that interests you.

AMA also offers a variety of training programs that include instructors who are subject matter experts. If you are interested in learning more about speaking opportunities, send an email indicating your interest and noting your expertise to speak@ama.org ​​​​​

Academic Reviewers
The AMA is always seeking volunteer reviewers to offer insightful feedback to the over 1200 scholarly papers submitted annually for presentation at AMA’s academic conferences​. Faculty, doctoral students and other marketing scholars should contact speak@ama.org to speak with an AMA program manager for more information.​

Scholars who are interested in reviewing for an AMA journal can register and create a profile in ScholarOne Manuscript​ Central for each journal: Journal of MarketingJournal of Marketing ResearchJournal of International Marketing, and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.  This peer-review interface allows editors to match papers on particular topics/methods with reviewers who have expertise in similar areas. Because most reviews are handled by a board of senior and established scholars hand-picked by the editor, interested volunteers are also encouraged to introduce themselves via email or at an event to the journal editor to let them know that they would be grateful for an opportunity to be mentored by the journal’s editorial board to help improve their reviewer skills. Further information about journal editors, their editorial boards, and the submission and review process can be found ​on the AMA journals page.​​

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