Volunteer your Services – Give Back to CPC
Career Professionals of Canada is a social enterprise with a strong and committed volunteer network. A volunteer position with CPC is an excellent opportunity to “give back” to your community while you are building your own credibility as a career professional and a leader in your field.
Getting involved as a CPC volunteer is personally and professionally rewarding. You’ll build deep relationships with your colleagues, advance your own professional development, and contribute directly to the advancement of our services and programs.
Your commitment as a volunteer with the organization is non-invasive and will only require a little of your time each month – the total amount of time is flexible and entirely dependent upon your availability.
- Career Professionals of Canada’s mission is to inspire and enable practitioners across Canada in advancing their career, business, and professional development goals.
Volunteer Program Goals:
- Provide information and increase awareness of CPC in all parts of Canada.
- Promote CPC initiatives, services, programs and membership.
- Provide support to members and potential members.
- Increase the membership base and the number of individual members.
- Increase member participation and attendance in CPC initiatives and events.
- Assist in building a stronger CPC network and connections between members.
A CPC volunteer:
- Is a PROFESSIONAL MEMBER of CPC and a recognized leader in their organization and community.
- Demonstrates professionalism and diplomacy on a professional and personal level.
- Is dedicated to providing information about Career Professionals of Canada.
- Promotes and increases awareness of CPC’s mission, values, programs, events, and other activities.
- Shows a genuine interest and passion to support colleagues, career practitioners, and like-minded individuals.
- Encourages feedback and gathers information from colleagues and other career professionals.
- Assists CPC in improving the quality of programs and services offered.
- Works with a team of professionals passionate about strengthening CPC.
Why become a CPC volunteer?
- Meet and network with like-minded professionals who share a passion for our field.
- Enhance and/or develop new professional skills.
- Get recognized as a valuable supporter and contributor of Career Professionals of Canada.
- Attain upgraded visibility for your profile on the CPC website.
- Become nominated for a CPC Award of Excellence: Outstanding Volunteer Contributor to the Community.
“When most people talk about volunteering, they look at it from the perspective of ‘giving back’ to a community, but in my case it’s what I continue to get from the experience.
As one of the 12 founding members of CPC, I was eager to take on a volunteer role and see the organization succeed. I soon realized that it did not have to be a big role, and did not require a lot of my time. In doing so, I did not know that my small efforts would have given me several business connections and the opportunity to be awarded CPC’s Outstanding Canadian Career Leader.
Being a member of CPC is a step in the right direction, but volunteering in some capacity will give you and your business a higher level of visibility and credibility.”
Daisy Wright, The Wright Career Solution
” I became a professional through my volunteer activities on this site, which has led to me taking a more active role in my own office. I have become more recognized as a go-to person, largely because I have taken on roles outside the office and am more confident in my own worth. I have also taken more “risks” than I would have otherwise, such as contributing articles to other sites, starting discussions IRL and online around best practices and developing my own tools to bring to the team.”
Michael S. Thompson, Career Information and Employment Specialist, Surrey Youth Job Search Program
“My volunteer activity with CPC has done more to benefit me than the organization itself. As a member on the Certified Resume Strategist assessment team, I enjoyed an incredible learning and collaborating experience. By assessing the content of resumes submitted for certification I see others’ approaches to resume writing and content selection.
If you are debating whether to get more involved, remember that you can feature your volunteer activities in your business signature, and in online and other marketing material – something that augments your credibility.”
Lynda Margaret, Added Value Resumes
“I have served as an editor of our Career Connections newsletter and an assessor of submissions for Career Professionals of Canada’s certified resume, interview, and career strategist programs. Volunteer opportunities match diverse interests and time constraints. Why do it? It simply feels good to contribute to, and serve a growing community of Canadian career practitioners!”
Stephanie Clark, New Leaf Resumes
Your participation as a volunteer within Career Professionals of Canada will be recognized appropriately in each area. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, please contact us at info@CareerProCanada.ca and tell us how you would like to get involved.