Volunteer Opportunities

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Regulatory Volunteers

The COA relies on registered opticians to serve in regulatory roles and on committees. If you are interested in applying, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form.


Field Supervisor

As a Field Supervisor, you will visit practicing student opticians on-site. The Field Supervisor ensures that students have access to the necessary equipment, and that they are being properly supervised. You will answer questions and provide feedback from students and their supervisors to NAIT.

Hearing Tribunal Member

If you have a strong sense of justice and a desire to keep the practice of opticianry safe from misconduct, you may enjoy serving as a Hearing Tribunal Member. You will receive complimentary training to serve in this role and will be called upon to attend hearings as they arise.

Committee Member-at-Large

If you have a desire to serve the public and support the effective regulation and governance of the profession, you may be interested in serving as a Member-at-Large on one of the College’s committees.

The Governance and Audit Committee reviews governance and finance policies, oversees the annual audit, and reviews the annual budget and quarterly financial reporting. 

The Registration and Competence Committee reviews registration and competence policies and reports, oversees the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) audit, and participates in regulatory projects such as standards development.