Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are at the heart of CPA Alberta

Each year, several hundred Alberta CPAs take the time to volunteer. Their efforts and talents make a huge difference to both the profession and the wider community. We always have a need for volunteers, both within the profession and to fulfill requests from community organizations.

Volunteer opportunities within the profession

Mentorship Program

This program helps aspiring CPAs develop a mentoring relationship that can lead to insights, opportunities and improved skills. We are currently looking for mentors to take part in the 2016 Mentorship Program. Time commitment is 12-24 hours of interaction over one year (may be eligible for Continuing Professional Development hours). Learn more.


Connector Program

This program introduces individuals seeking information and opportunities to well-connected local CPAs. We are always looking for volunteer Connectors. Time commitment is 1 hour with a brief follow-up (additional 1-hour commitments can be made). Learn more.


Practical Experience Requirements (PER) Mentorship Program

As a member in good standing, you can provide guidance to aspiring CPAs to help them achieve the required competencies for becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant. Learn more.


Tax Clinic Program

Through this valuable program, CPAs, candidates and students can volunteer to help low-income Albertans complete their tax returns free of charge each year. Learn more.


Financial Literacy Program with CPA Canada

Share your knowledge and expertise as a professional financial expert by becoming a financial literacy volunteer in CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy Community Connect Network. This program helps Canadians improve their financial knowledge and make the best possible choices for their circumstances. As a volunteer, you can present financial literacy education sessions in local communities, co-ordinate volunteers, help develop session materials or provide input on session content. Learn more or email financialliteracy@cpacanada.ca.

The effort members dedicate to this volunteer program may qualify as development of new and existing competencies that are relevant to the CPA profession. Therefore, CPA Alberta members may count the following as verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours: preparation time for every new or revised module they deliver (up to and including the first presentation). 

For more information on volunteer opportunities with CPA Alberta, please email volunteer@cpaalberta.ca.


Volunteer opportunities within the community

Check the CPA Alberta Job Board

The CPA Alberta Job Board helps connect CPAs and candidates to employment and volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer positions can be advertised for free by visiting jobs.cpaalberta.ca. Questions about this service should be directed to Eric Pye, Career Services Advisor.


Community Ambassadors - Visionary Leader

Do you have a passion for volunteering? Do you thrive on making a difference in your community?

Consider joining the Community Ambassador committee. The Community Ambassadors are a volunteer group of Alberta CPAs who are committed to helping CPAs find meaningful and productive volunteer opportunities. The group connects CPAs with volunteer opportunities that build on the CPA skill set by offering financial expertise, leadership, and guidance to non-profit organizations.

The group is presently looking for a CPA to join their committee in the following role:

Visionary Leader

The Community Ambassadors have been growing steadily since the group’s inception over six years ago. With growth comes the opportunity for development and expansion. This role is best suited for someone with the passion and dedication to lead the group, and impart their vision and energy to keep the organization evolving well into the future.

If you are interested, please complete and submit your application form to communityambassadors@shaw.ca no later than December 15, 2016.

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