Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers are essential to CAPLA’s efficient operation and the key to its exciting future. Consider one of the following volunteer opportunities and watch the weekly e-Bulletin for more. If you see an opportunity that interests you, please complete the online Volunteer Inquiry Form.

LEADERSHIP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The Leadership Forum is currently looking for new members to join this dynamic committee. If you are a member of CAPLA, are currently or were in a leadership role in the past, and are interested in being a potential candidate for CAPLA’s Leadership Forum Committee, please complete and submit a volunteer application.  Candidates will be considered for current openings or their names will be added to a list of potential candidates for future vacancies on the committee.  Please note that an informal interview is required before candidates are selected to join this committee.  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CAPLA.

For your information, we have indicated the Mandate of the Leadership Forum below, which you can find on CAPLA’s website:

  • To ensure that current leaders and prospective leaders in land asset management have the opportunity to further develop their professional and personal leadership abilities.
  • To provide educational programs and events that promote leadership development
  • To provide management and supervisory tools and services to assist leaders
  • To provide a forum for discussion of common issues and challenges
  • To provide a supportive network for leaders in land asset management
  • To discuss current business issues and look for effective solutions
  • To communicate the importance of land asset management
  • To elevate the profile of land asset management

EDUCATION FACILITATION COMMITTEE

Are you looking to expand your network, get involved and continue to educate yourself? The Education Facilitation Committee is currently seeking two new members. The committee meets monthly over the lunch hour to discuss upcoming and past CAPLA courses. We contribute ideas and feedback to long-term planning. You will be responsible for facilitating, at minimum, two CAPLA courses per year. Facilitation of the courses includes introducing the speaker, set up off the room day of and providing support to the instructor day of. If you are interested in joining, please contact Mike Flynn at mike@caplacanada.org.

MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE (Student)

The Member Services Committee (MSC) is seeking new volunteers. Are you a student currently enrolled in a land program (SAIT, MRU, UofC, Olds College) and can act as a liaison and ambassador for CAPLA at your post-secondary institution? This committee meets once a month to discuss program outreach, institutional engagement, the Myra Drumm Memorial Student Achievement Award and a CAPLA fundraising event. Come join a fun group of volunteers and create new and lasting connections with the MSC.  Complete the Volunteer Form or send an email to mike@caplacanada.org to express your interest.

MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE (Committee Member)

The Member Services Committee (MSC) is seeking new volunteers. Are you employed in the industry and can act as a liaison and ambassador for CAPLA within the Land Administration and EAM field? This committee meets once a month to discuss program outreach, institutional engagement, the Myra Drumm Memorial Student Achievement Award and a CAPLA fundraising event. Come join a fun group of volunteers and create new and lasting connections. Complete the Volunteer Form or send an email to mike@caplacanada.org to express your interest.

MINERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

We are looking for several intermediate and senior land administrators to join the Mineral Education Development Committee. The committee usually meets once a month during the lunch hour at various locations downtown and members often take on work between meetings. The primary responsibilities of the committee include reviewing current course offerings and making recommendations for improvements – course materials, course content, timeframe, instructor; determining what kind of documents should be uploaded to the CAPLA website in the Resources area; and developing new courses – identifying subject matter experts to develop and qualified individuals to deliver the courses. If you are interested, please contact Mike Flynn at mike@caplacanada.org.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Bring your industry experience to the table – join the Communications Committee. An interest in publishing, writing and/or photography is an asset, but we are looking for committee members who can help guide and source technical content that benefits CAPLA members in their day-to-day work. If you do enjoy writing, you can attend CAPLA sessions for free as a NEXUS “reporter.” The committee also ensures that all online networking tools used by CAPLA, such as LinkedIn and Facebook are used to elevate the profile of land administration and the association.  For more information, please contact CAPLA Executive Director Mike Flynn at mike@caplacanada.org.

SYSTEMS & DATA COMMITTEE

Here’s your chance to get your “techie geek” on and share your experience and ideas. Come spend a lunch hour every month to help promote awareness and increase knowledge to maximize the use of current and future technologies to improve efficiencies, streamline processes, and to develop educational opportunities and resources for CAPLA members. If you are interested, please contact Mike Flynn at mike@caplacanada.org.

KNOWLEDGE BANK VOLUNTEERS

The Knowledge Bank is a list of individuals who have volunteered to respond to inquiries and share their expertise in various areas of land with CAPLA members. If you are interested in contributing your time and experience as a Knowledge Provider, please email office@caplacanada.org and include your area of expertise and a short bio (2-3 sentences maximum).