Join a Committee
For just a few hours a month, you can further APPI’s mission and vision serving as a member of one of our Committees. For more information, visit the Committees page, which lists the responsibilities and purposes of each one.
APPI is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion on positions of influence and leadership within the Institute. As such, APPI welcomes volunteers from individuals who identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis, LGBTQ2S+, persons with disabilities, women and other equity deserving groups.
Help others on the Road to RPP
Would you like to help young professionals advance their career as an RPP? If you have been an RPP for 3 or more years, you qualify to volunteer as a Sponsor or Mentor to a Candidate Member. You may also volunteer to help evaluate applications of Candidates taking the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) route. For more information, visit the Volunteer Information Section on the PSB Website.
Volunteer Current Opportunities
Calgary Planning Commission
Click here for the Calgary Planning Commission terms of reference.
Calgary Urban Design Review Panel
Click here for the Calgary Urban Design Review Panel terms of reference.
If you are a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and interested in being considered as one of APPI’s non-binding nominations to serve in one of these capacities, please send an email to the APPI office confirming your interest and attach both a cover letter and a personal resume of no more than two single-sided pages by August 29, 2022.
APPI thanks all interested members for their willingness to represent their professional institute, and Calgary City Council has expressed a desire to receive multiple nominations for these positions. The final selection of appointees will be made by Calgary City Council.
Volunteers Needed – PSB PLAR Assessors
Are you looking for a way to give back to the planning profession?
The Professional Standards Board for the Planning Profession in Canada is looking to recruit new Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) volunteers to help evaluat e PLAR applications for their eligibility to enter the PSB’s certification process.
PLAR assessors must be a full (certified) member of a Provincial /Territorial Institute or Association (PTIA) and an RPP or LPP in good standing for at least 7 years. A PSB PLAR orientation is available for reference. PLAR assessors receive an honorarium for their time.
If you are interested in becoming a PLAR assessor, please contact Larissa Johnston, PSB Executive Director, at [email protected] and include a copy of your CV/resume.
Volunteer for Regional Events
Have some unique ideas or skills to help plan a professional networking event in your area? Let us know.
Our volunteers have many stories to tell. We choose to highlight an APPI volunteer in each issue of Plan NW. Read the story of our current featured volunteer, Natasha de Sandi.