Volunteering at CPHR BC & Yukon allows you to further your professional development, share your knowledge of human resources and expand your network of business associates while supporting the delivery of the association’s programs and services. Volunteer commitments may also qualify for CPD hours.
There are several kinds of volunteer opportunities for members to consider. Ongoing (usually a minimum 1 year term commitment) or ad hoc (one off events or commitments).
CPHR BC & Yukon values diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and we are attuned to the strength and value that DEI brings to our Association. In an effort to effectively represent our membership, and encourage diverse perspectives, CPHR BC & Yukon is committed to being inclusive at all levels. It is very important that our advocacy and programming efforts are inclusive of all people, especially those from communities that have been traditionally marginalized. We invite participation from members of all ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientation and encourage those interested in volunteering to share any relevant information about lived experience or background in the more information section at the end of the volunteer interest form.
Most volunteer opportunities that are open for applicants are announced in your regional newsletter, so be sure to sign up to receive the weekly email. Here are a few examples of volunteer opportunities that you might consider applying for:
Be a Mentor
The Professional Mentoring Program (PMP) links an established human resources professional (mentor) with an emerging HR practitioner (mentee) and provides the match with a framework to guide both participants through the development of the relationship. The benefits to mentoring are numerous and mentors are always needed. Intake of mentors and protege applications happen in the fall of each year. More information can be found on the mentoring page of our website.
Lead a Roundtable
Roundtables are self-administering groups of CPHR BC & Yukon members who meet on a regular basis to discuss HR issues of mutual interest. The focus can be an area of practice, industry sector, or type of practice. Any member is welcome to submit a proposal to lead a roundtable of their design. We also recruit for new leads to take over from a volunteer who is stepping down from an already scheduled roundtable. The first step to replace a roundtable leader is to first approach the regular roundtable attendees to see if they would like to volunteer for the open position. After that we recruit via our volunteer list (see below) and via a general call out.
Help at Conference
Volunteers ensure the smooth operation of the annual CPHR BC & Yukon Conference & Expo. Duties may include the set-up and monitoring of session rooms, exhibitor support, onsite registration assistance, access control and providing information and directions for conference delegates. Volunteers commit to 25-30 hours over the course of three days. Conference volunteers are selected based on their history of volunteer contributions to CPHR BC & Yukon. Applications will be accepted in September 2021 for the 2022 Conference.
Join a Committee
CPHR BC & Yukon’s Board of Directors and committees are comprised of member volunteers with specified qualifications and experiences. Volunteers are selected based on recommendations from the Advisory Councils and CPHR BC & Yukon staff. The following committees are served by volunteer members: Professional Awards Committee, Professional Mentoring Program Committee, Conference Advisory Committee, Advisory Councils. Calls for expressions of interest are sent out on an as needed basis for these committees so be sure to keep your email up to date to receive these notices.
Write for Us
PeopleTalk and Peopletalk online have a variety of writing opportunities throughout the year. For more information about writing for us please review our writer guidelines here along with how to apply/whom to contact.
For other volunteer opportunities that we are currently recruiting for please visit our web listing here.
Members can also complete one of our volunteer interest forms to be contacted when new opportunities arise that may fit your skill set and interest. Please remember that volunteering is a members only benefit, so only members can complete the application form.
Thank you for considering volunteering with your professional association!