Volunteering with APEGA

As a volunteer, you are a key part of the self-regulation of engineering and geoscience. With your help and expertise, APEGA maintains the public trust and engages the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) communities. Are you interested in ensuring only qualified applicants become members? Do you want to mentor and share your expertise with fellow members? Do you believe in the importance of being a role model for the next generation? If you said yes, we have the volunteer opportunities for you.  

In 2021:

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1308 volunteers contributed

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37,661 hours

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across more than 70 opportunities

How Can You Share Your Passion for Your Profession?

  • Whether you’ve been a professional for 5 years or 15 years, your voice is vital to self-regulation. Share your professional expertise and help shape the professions by volunteering on APEGA’s boards and committees. These important roles provide an opportunity for members to have a direct impact on public safety in Alberta and to build skills vital to many senior-level roles. We have opportunities for members at all stages of their careers. 

    Review opportunties to join a board or committee

  • Starting a new career is an incredible challenge. Think back to when you started and the people who inspired and lifted you up. Now is your chance to do the same for a future professional engineer or geoscientist. Throughout the school year, APEGA’s University Outreach Department runs a variety of career-building and networking events. You can give vital career advice, become a valuable professional connection, or help someone put their best self forward and jump start their career. 

    Review opportunities to support career-building events

  • Donate your time to inspiring lifelong curiosity and a love of learning and have fun while helping. APEGA’s Outreach Department hosts a variety of events and activities for K-12 students and their families. Design complex challenges for students to solve at the APEGA Science Olympics, connect with classrooms to share your expertise, or introduce the public to the wonders of geoscience at the APEGA Rock & Fossil Clinic. Whatever way you want to share your passion, APEGA has an opportunity for you.

    Review K-12 Outreach Opportunities

  • Make your voice heard by volunteering with your APEGA branch. Members of the Branch Executive committee act as APEGA ambassadors. As a committee member, you will work to positively enhance the profile of the professions in your area by advancing APEGA’s strategic initiatives and providing a vital voice to your membership. You will also host social and networking events, professional development sessions, and outreach events in your area.  

    Review opportunities to support your APEGA branch

Volunteer Eligibility

APEGA welcomes members in good standing at all stages of their careers, whether experienced professionals or members-in-training. Many of our opportunities are also open to non-members.

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    Volunteer Profiles

    Get to know APEGA's volunteers. We will be featuring some of our amazing members in this space, so check back often!

    Heather Campbell, P.Eng.

    Heather Campbell, P.Eng., LLM

    Heather Campbell, P.Eng., is more than just the first female engineer in her extended family—she's a dedicated volunteer and a fierce anti-racism advocate who was recently appointed to the Calgary Police Commission.

    Read Heather's Story

    Nannette Ho-Covernton, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

    Nannette Ho-Covernton, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

    Nannette's volunteer work stems from an unwavering belief in the importance of helping others.

    Read Nannette's Story

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    Who will we feature next?

    Do you know a great volunteer who inspires you?

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    Questions about APEGA's Volunteer Program?

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