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 one-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.

Thank you for considering volunteering with your professional association! Most volunteer opportunities that are open for applicants are announced in your regional newsletter, so be sure to sign up to receive this in the Member’s Only section of the website.

Here are a few examples of volunteer opportunities that you might consider applying for:

Any calls for volunteers are sent out in bi-monthly regional member newsletters and/or listed below. Please ensure you are subscribed to our newsletter to receive these opportunities.

2024 HR Spotlight Committee – Applications close Wednesday, June 5, 2024 11:59pm
The purpose of the HR Spotlight program is to shine a light on outstanding HR professionals who inspire excellence and define what is truly great in HR now. The introduction of this program will allow the association to annually recognize a select group of members who have made great strides, conquered daunting challenges and inspired those around them. By celebrating these achievements and sharing these diverse stories, we advance the value of the profession and raise the profile of our members. To read more about applicant criteria, role description & commitment and to apply please visit our application form.

Student Ambassadors for 2024-2025
Visit our Student Connections Page for more information. Positions open until filled.

The Professional Mentoring Program (PMP) links an established human resources professional (mentor) with an emerging HR practitioner (protege) 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 mid November of each year. More information can be found on the mentoring page of our website.

Roundtables and communities of practice are 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 host a roundtable or community of practice. Member Relation Managers recruit for new hosts to take over from a volunteer who is stepping down or coming to the end of their term.

Volunteers ensure the smooth operation of the annual CPHR BC & Yukon Conference & Expo. Duties may include the setup 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 engagement and other volunteer contributions to CPHR BC & Yukon. Applications for onsite conference volunteers for our 2025 conference will open December 2024 and close in January 2025. Exact dates TBA.

CPHR BC & Yukon’s Board of Directors and committees are composed 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: HR Spotlight Committee, Professional Mentoring Program Committee, Conference Advisory Committee, CPHR Audit Committee, Validation of Experience Review Committee, Regional Advisory Councils and other general portfolio/programming committees as needed in each region. 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.

We are now seeking applications for the following committees:

2024 HR Spotlight Committee Application deadline – Wednesday June 5, 2024

PeopleTalk magazine and PeopleTalk online have a variety of writing opportunities throughout the year. For more information about writing for us, please review our writer guidelines along with how to apply/whom to contact.

CPHR BC & Yukon is divided into six geographical regions to maximize our ability to address the needs of our membership and to create an efficient and effective model to offer services and networking opportunities. 

Learn more about CPHR BC & Yukon Regional Volunteers

Opportunities Outside of CPHR BC & Yukon

CPHR BC & Yukon encourages our members to volunteer in the community. Reach out to your Member Relations Manager if you have a volunteer HR opportunity in your not-for-profit association.