VOLUNTEER

Help build Toronto's
largest Product community.

Why volunteer with TPMA?

The TPMA offers a volunteer program that allows individuals to contribute their expertise and help build Toronto’s largest product community. The volunteer program is designed to connect local product management professionals and individuals looking to start their product management careers or to enrich their knowledge of the profession.

Become a TPMA volunteer.

We are growing and are searching for passionate volunteers to embark on a journey with us. It's the spirit and dedication from our volunteer community that fuels all the great initiatives we put forward to the product community.

Committed volunteers get access to the following perks:

Access to all in-person events

Opportunity to work with and learn from product leaders

Access to mentorship program

LinkedIn recommendation from board members

Contribute to building the 3rd largest tech hub in North America

Open Volunteer Opportunities

Content Editor

Role Description

As the Content Editor and Events Blogger, you will be central in elevating the TPMA Blog and ensuring that our community events are captured and shared effectively. This position involves collaborating with blog authors, guiding them in creating high-quality content and managing relationships. Additionally, you will be responsible for reviewing, editing, and approving blogs before publication. Furthermore, you will craft engaging summaries of our events for publication on the blog.

Term: Feb 2024 – July 2024 (With the option of extension)

Time Commitments: on average 5 hours a month (some variability depending on active recruitment needs)

Key Responsibilities:

Editorial Leadership:

  • Work closely with TPMA Blog authors, guiding to enhance the quality and professionalism of their content.
  • Assist authors in refining their writing skills and shaping their blogs for maximum impact as per the blog guidelines

Relationship Management:

  • Directly engage with blog authors, fostering positive and collaborative relationships.
  • Act as the main point of contact for authors, addressing queries and ensuring a smooth editorial process.

Content Review and Editing:

  • Conduct thorough reviews of submitted blogs, ensuring adherence to TPMA Blog guidelines.
  • Edit content for clarity, consistency, and engagement while preserving the author's voice.
  • Make informed decisions on blog approval for publication.

Events Blogging:

  • Summarize TPMA community events in an engaging and informative manner.
  • Craft blog posts that capture the essence of each event, highlighting key takeaways and insights.

Qualifications:

  1. Strong editing, proofreading, and writing skills.
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Familiarity with blog writing best practices.
  4. Passion for product management and community building.
  5. Previous editing or events blogging experience is a plus.

How might this role help you:

  • Opportunity to work directly with and get mentorship from the experienced Product Leaders on the TPMA Board of Director
  • Get a LinkedIn profile recommendation from one of the TPMA Board of Directors upon completion of your term
  • Build your personal and professional brand with a very wide reach through networking
  • Directly contribute to a growing community of Product Managers in Toronto, 3rd Largest Tech Hub in North America
  • Invest in the ability to build a strong team and nurture relationships with a broad group of stakeholders, which is essential for Product Leadership roles in the future.
  • Free membership and access to TPMA services
  • Gain experience for future Board level roles by becoming an officer of the board upon successful completion of the term and continued involvement in the subsequent term
If you are interested in this role, please email us at volunteers@tpma.ca. Please share a little about yourself, why you are interested in volunteering with us, and your LinkedIn profile.
And don't forget to get your TPMA membership. To become a volunteer, you must be a member.

Email Marketing Coordinator

Role Description

As a Volunteer Email Marketing Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in enhancing our community engagement by managing and optimizing our email communications. This role is perfect for someone with a passion for product management, excellent communication skills, and a creative flair for crafting compelling content.

Term:  Feb 2024 – July 2024

Time Commitments: on average 5 hours a month (some variability depending on active recruitment needs)

Key Responsibilities:

Email Campaign Management:

  • Design, create, and execute engaging email campaigns to promote our events, blog posts, and important updates.
  • Coordinate with the content team to ensure timely delivery of relevant and compelling information.
  • Monitor and analyze email performance metrics to optimize future campaigns.

Event Communication:

  • Craft event reminders and post-event communications, including recaps and access to event recordings.
  • Collaborate with the events team to ensure seamless communication before, during, and after each event.

Newsletter Ideation and Execution:

  • Work closely with the team to brainstorm and develop content ideas for a monthly newsletter.
  • Create and design the newsletter, incorporating visually appealing elements and compelling copy.
  • Ensure the newsletter reflects the latest community news, blog posts, and upcoming events.

Member Engagement:

  • Foster a sense of community by personalizing and tailoring communications to address the needs and interests of our members.
  • Solicit feedback from members and incorporate suggestions to continually enhance the email communication strategy.

How might this role help you:

  • Opportunity to work directly with and get mentorship from the experienced Product Leaders on the TPMA Board of Director
  • Get a LinkedIn profile recommendation from one of the TPMA Board of Directors upon completion of your term
  • Build your personal and professional brand with a very wide reach through networking
  • Directly contribute to a growing community of Product Managers in Toronto, 3rd Largest Tech Hub in North America
  • Invest in the ability to build a strong team and nurture relationships with a broad group of stakeholders, which is essential for Product Leadership roles in the future.
  • Free membership and access to TPMA services
  • Gain experience for future Board level roles by becoming an officer of the board upon successful completion of the term and continued involvement in the subsequent term
If you are interested in this role, please email us at volunteers@tpma.ca. Please share a little about yourself, why you are interested in volunteering with us, and your LinkedIn profile.
And don't forget to get your TPMA membership. To become a volunteer, you must be a member.

Sponsorship Coordinator

Role Description

As a Sponsorship Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in the TPMA’s operations by securing funding and resources, enabling our nonprofit association to deliver value to our members at no/minimal cost. 

Term: Feb 2024 – July 2024

Time Commitments: on average, 5 hours a month (some variability depending on program needs)

What you’ll do and love doing:

  1. You’ll collaborate with the Board of Directors Sponsorship Chair on planning and executing TPMA’s sponsorship program.
  2. You enjoy tracking down who to talk to at potential sponsor organizations, and you’re not afraid to reach out to someone new. 
  3. You enjoy telling a story in a meaningful way. You’ll TPMA’s story with potential partners.
  4. You love figuring out what will make multiple parties happy -  the sponsor, our members and the TPMA - and will customize sponsorship packages that reflect that value.
  5. You’re committed to seeing things through and will collaborate with other volunteers on the execution of sponsorship deliveries. 
  6. You’ll capture results and use them to enrich the TPMA sponsorship story and make recommendations on improvements to our sponsorship program.
  7. You’ll maintain the sponsor database and report on progress and performance.

How might this role help you:

  • Opportunity to work directly with and get mentorship from the experienced Product Leaders on the TPMA Board of Director
  • Get a LinkedIn profile recommendation from one of the TPMA Board of Directors upon completion of your term
  • Build your personal and professional brand with a very wide reach through networking
  • Directly contribute to a growing community of Product Managers in Toronto, 3rd Largest Tech Hub in North America
  • Invest in the ability to build a strong team and nurture relationships with a broad group of stakeholders, which is essential for Product Leadership roles in the future.
  • Free membership and access to TPMA services
  • Gain experience for future Board level roles by becoming an officer of the board upon successful completion of the term and continued involvement in the subsequent term
If you are interested in this role, please email us at volunteers@tpma.ca. Please share a little about yourself, why you are interested in volunteering with us, and your LinkedIn profile.
And don't forget to get your TPMA membership. To become a volunteer, you must be a member.

Volunteer Spotlight

The TPMA wouldn’t be here without the humble support of its volunteers who generously give their time and skills to making this community a success. To express our gratitude, we want to highlight some of our top volunteers who’ve been dedicated to the TPMA’s growth, continuously donated their time and energy, and made a difference in the product community.  

Azman Ahmed Ashraf

Product Manager
Events Coordinator
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Short Bio

Azman is a Product Manager with over 3 years of experience building products in the manufacturing & PR spaces. He grew up in India, then spent some time in the US before settling down in Toronto in 2022. When he's not working, you'll catch him doing Crossfit, discovering new ice cream joints in the city, and hanging out with family.

What inspired you to join the TPMA volunteer team?

After I moved here, I was looking for ways to get involved with the product community in TO and meet new people in the space.

What makes volunteering at TPMA meaningful?

I initially joined TPMA with the intention of building connections. However, after volunteering for several events, I've come to realize that it's much more than that. I've met a diverse group of interesting professionals who have helped me in various ways. Volunteering has become a meaningful way for me to pay that forward.

What advice would you give to others who might want to volunteer?

Just go for it! You'll gain so much more from the experience than you expect.

Oluwafemi Odu

Product Manager
Events Coordinator
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Short Bio

Femi is a product manager with experience in financial services and digital commerce, complemented by prior sales roles in the CPG industry in Nigeria. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, watching the NBA, and occasionally diving into the black hole of YouTube video recommendations.

What inspired you to join the TPMA volunteer team?

Having recently moved here, I was inspired to join the volunteer team as an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, expand my network, and contribute to the community as I advance in my career in product management

What makes volunteering at TPMA meaningful?

Volunteering here is deeply meaningful to me due to the significant impact the association has on the lives of both established and aspiring product managers. It's been a rewarding experience learning from others and offering assistance wherever possible.

What advice would you give to others who might want to volunteer?

My advice to those considering volunteering with TPMA is to not hesitate to reach out and inquire about volunteer opportunities. Be proactive in offering your skills and time to contribute to something you believe in. Remember that volunteering is a two-way street - you'll be giving back to the community while also gaining personal and professional growth.