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
Calgary Chapter Executive Team
The Calgary Chapter is seeking two CPAs to become active participants of the Chapter Executive team responsible for planning and hosting events.
Throughout the year, the Chapter offers a number of networking events and luncheons for members. Recent events have included:
- Alberta 2016 Economic Forecast with Todd Hirsch
- Building Your Relationship Awareness with Ginette Gamache
- An Interactive Networking Evening with Richard Bucher
- 2016 CPA Annual Golf Tournament
The Chapter meets regularly (once a month on average) and host four to six events per year and an annual golf tournament. The Chapter will continue to bring relevant events to CPAs in Calgary and the surrounding area and needs your help to do it!
If you are interested, please email email@example.com to request an application form.
Speed Networking Volunteers
The Speed Networking event supports members and students/candidates by providing them with an opportunity to practice and refine their networking and conversation skills, while gaining knowledge about different industries and career paths.
We need volunteers who are either:
- A CPA with at least five years of progressive experience
- A Human Resources professional who is employed with three years of direct HR experience
CPA Alberta is hosting three upcoming Speed Networking events on:
7:30 - 9:00 am
King Edward Room
What is required?
- 1-2 hours of your time to talk with local accounting professionals who are interested in building and diversifying their professional network
- Openess to sharing your own personal experiences and expertise
- Mutual respect and interest in the professionals you are meeting
Benefits of volunteering:
- Impact and inspire future business leaders
- Access new ideas and business concepts from a fresh perspective
- Learn about yourself
- Gain satisfaction in giving back to the accounting profession
Interested? Contact Maggie Knight, Member Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Our November event is hosted in partnership with the Edmonton Regional Immigration Employment Centre (ERIEC)
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities within the community
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 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.