Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are at the heart of CPA Alberta

Each year several hundred 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

Volunteer Panelist

The CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) requires volunteers to view and provide feedback on candidate presentations in the Capstone 1 module during various academic sessions.

Each candidate presentation will be reviewed by a panel of volunteers from the professional accounting community. Panelists will be provided with an executive summary of the suggested case solution.

Depending on the size of the presentation centre, there can be up to four days of presentations. Each day of presentations will run from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Panel volunteers can choose to attend for full days or half days, and may choose to attend any number of days throughout the period (from one to all days).

It should be noted that there is no monetary compensation offered for the service of volunteer panelists. However, these volunteer hours may count for professional development hours. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the presentation days.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email online.admin@cpawsb.ca.

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. Learn more.

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 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.

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). 

Interested in volunteering? Attend the Financial Literacy Information Session in Calgary on May 16! Learn more.

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

Volunteer opportunities within the community

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

Volunteer position 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

Community Ambassadors help CPAs find meaningful and productive volunteer opportunities where they can build on their skill set by offering financial expertise, leadership, and guidance to non-profit organizations in need. Learn more.

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