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 2023:

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1,590 volunteers contributed

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31,250 hours

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across more than 70 opportunities

Interested in Becoming an APEGA Volunteer?

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.

Before you apply, take a few minutes and watch Introduction to APEGA: An Orientation for Volunteers to learn more about APEGA's mandate, responsibilities, and the importance of volunteers to the association.

How Can You Share Your Passion for Your Profession?

  • Whether you’ve been a professional for five 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.

    Review opportunities to join a board or committee

  • Starting a new career is a 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 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

Non-APEGA Volunteer Opportunities

  • The Safety Codes Council (SCC) plays a key role in the safety of structures and systems in Alberta by working with partners and stakeholders to ensure that Alberta is designed and built with public safety in mind. To support the important work of the SCC, APEGA seeks professional members to represent the association and act in the public interest as volunteers on the SCC working group and its sub-councils.

    Currently, APEGA is seeking active professional members with 7+ years of experience to serve as APEGA representatives on the following Sub-Councils

    Successful applicants for these volunteer role will provide the SCC with the perspective of an APEGA professional member who is active in the specified practice areas and familiar with any associated codes and standards. Additionally, the APEGA professional member will provide formalized continuous feedback loop between APEGA and the Safety Codes Plumbing Sub-Council.

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  • Alberta Science Network is seeking volunteers to participate in our ASTech award-winning Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom program. Volunteers go into classrooms to deliver Alberta education science curriculum-linked presentations to students and their teachers.

    The program focuses where the need is greatest—grades 1 to 6, where most teachers have little to no post-secondary science education. And now that the new curriculum has been introduced the need is greater still as many teachers have little or no history or lesson plans to help them.

    We will work with you in advance to develop your presentation and give you ideas and suggestions on how to get kids excited about science.

    Help us to inspire the next generation, one classroom at a time.

    For more information, please contact Ed Kusmirski, P.Eng., Executive Director, Alberta Science Network at [email protected]or visit us at AlbertaScienceNetwork.ca.

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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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Do you know a great volunteer who inspires you?

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Questions about APEGA's Volunteer Program?

Contact us at [email protected].