National professional body FP Canada announced April 19 that it is seeking volunteers for positions across the organization. Each year more than 250 Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professionals and Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) professionals volunteer their time and expertise with the organization.
Opportunities available with FP Canada include and range in scope from director positions on FP Canada’s 10-member board to technical positions creating exam questions for the CFP and QAFP exams. Other volunteer opportunities include working on the FP Canada Standards Council Conduct Review panel which addresses complaints against FP Canada certificate holders, or work with the FP Canada Research Foundation, which relies on volunteers to further its mandate to fund and promote research. The organization is also involved in policy change, financial literacy efforts and consumer protection lobbying.
“In many cases, volunteers find the opportunities they choose reflect their own particular strengths. For instance, volunteers who contribute as members of our certification exam panels note that the process of reviewing and updating technical information also provides benefits they may not have anticipated,” FP Canada said in a statement. “Drilling down into various areas of expertise sharpens their technical skills, while helping to grow their networks across the country.”