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CFA Institute Volunteer Community

CFA Institute Community

The CFA Institute Community provides volunteer opportunities that enable you to engage and network with your peers in the investment industry.

Our global network of volunteers makes pursuing our mission possible

CFA Institute is the global, not-for-profit organization that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. We aim to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. Our global network of volunteers makes pursuing our mission possible.

Local Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities serve not only the global community, but they can also help in your local area. The CFA Society® network provides a wide range of educational, networking, and career development opportunities. Volunteering with your local society is a great way to become an engaged member of CFA Institute.

Opportunities can range from one-time tasks to committee involvement or society board leadership roles. Volunteer roles differ among societies, so the first step is to contact your society and ask how you can get involved!

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Impact and Influence

The impact of CFA Institute and our CFA Society community would not be possible without the commitment of our global network of volunteers. Together, we develop, maintain, and promote:

  • world-class designations through the CFA® charter and CIPM® Program
  • professional development programs, including the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG investing
  • thought leadership and practitioner-relevant research
  • codes, standards, and ethics education and tools
  • sound governance of our local societies

Benefits of Volunteering

Through short-term engagements, project-based opportunities, committee appointments, and more, as a volunteer, you can return to your day-to-day role with new professional networks, refined skills, strengthened competencies, and, in many cases, Professional Learning credit.

You can also return with a sense of pride in knowing you furthered our mission to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.