PR gives back - National Volunteer Week 2017 #NVW2017

PRINZ thanks the many volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to our organisation, locally and nationally. Your input helps PRINZ advance the professional practice of communication. Whether you give your time as a committee member, mentor, APR examiner, presenter, or Awards judge - to list a few - you have played an important part in making PRINZ what it is today.

Pro-bono PR

Participants in the 2016 Q1&Q2 PRINZ Insights Survey were asked about the pro-bono work their agency or organisation did; the pro-bono work they did as part of their employment; and the voluntary work they did outside their employment.The responses to these questions reveal PRINZ members do a considerable amount of pro-bono and voluntary work*.

Volunteer with PRINZ

There are many ways in which members give their time and expertise to support PRINZ. If you would like to volunteer we would love to hear from you. We invite you to complete the online form to let us know the areas you are interested in.

Volunteer with PRINZ - online form

PRINZ volunteer opportunities

  • National Council members - elected and co-opted
  • Division committee members
  • Local Learning Lunch hosts and facilitators
  • Mentors
  • Presenters
  • Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management representation
  • APR coordinator / mentor / viva voce interviewer
  • Bloggers
  • Conference working groups
  • Students at Conference
  • Committees - Research, Ethics
  • Fellows Executive members
  • Award judges

*The PRINZ Insights Survey is undertaken by research partner to PRINZ, Research First, and is sent out on a quarterly basis to members. Each survey has a special topic, the 2016 Q1&Q2 survey had a special topic of 'Pro-bono and Voluntary Work', as well as 'Perceptions of the PR Industry'. The 2016 Q1&Q2 survey had a total of 433 responses.

The survey attempted to value the pro-bono and voluntary work done by PRINZ members. For the agency pro-bono work, the range of estimates (for the value of pro bono work provided) range from less than $1,000 to over $1,000,000. While working out a ‘total’ and an ‘average’ value from these answers is problematic, the analysis suggests that PRINZ agencies are providing nearly $6 million in pro-bono work in total, at an average of nearly $50,000 per agency .

For the individual practitioner providing pro-bono work as part of their job, the range of estimates (for the value of pro-bono work provided) range from less than $1,000 to over $100,000. The analysis suggests that PRINZ members are providing nearly $1.5 million in pro-bono work in total, at an average of nearly $13,000 per member.

For individuals providing voluntary work outside of their job, the range of estimates (for the value of voluntary work provided) range from less than $1,000 to up to $50,000. The analysis suggests that PRINZ members are providing nearly $2 million in voluntary work, at an average of $10,000 per member.

See full PRINZ Insights Survey here