Volunteering | APEGA

Volunteering

More than 1,500 members contribute their time, talent, and energy to APEGA each year. Together we aim to advance our professions and impact the community. 

APEGA's volunteers help our organization to thrive and to reach the community in ways that wouldn't be possible without your help. Whether you want to offer your help reviewing new membership applications, sharing your expertise with fellow members, or acting as a role model for children and students, we have a place for you in our volunteer program.

Some volunteer positions require selected candidates to undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling Backcheck on behalf of APEGA. Any positions requiring these checks note this in their posting description. 

How Do You Want to Help?

Professionals in a Meeting

Serve on Committees 
or Boards

Be part of a committee or board that is instrumental in developing best practices and upholding APEGA's ethics and professionalism standards.

Volunteers needed: 65

Review Committee & Board Opportunities  

Professional teaching a seminar

Provide Professional 
Development Support

Share your experience and knowledge with APEGA members, applicants, and potential applicants by leading seminars, supporting PD events, or mentoring.

Volunteers needed: 110

Review Seminar & PD Opportunities 

Professional advising a college student

Engage in 
Outreach

Encourage a new generation of young scientists to pursue a career in STEM fields or support potential applicants and new members in their professional journey. 

Volunteers needed: 400+

Review Outreach & Event Opportunities 

 

 

What Our Members Say About Volunteering

"The reason I am an APEGA volunteer is to join with other professionals to maintain and enhance the stature of engineering and geoscience in society."

Gerry Langille, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.), PhD
Calgary Branch Executive Committee, Calgary Branch Meetings Committee, Investigative Committee, Geoscience Professional Standards Subcommittee, and NPPE Item Development Committee

"Our profession is critically important to the economic and social well-being of society. This importance of our profession motivates me to play a role in building and participating in our professional association."

Stan Zwierzchowski, P.Eng.
Professional Practice Examination Committee for the NPPE

"Volunteering with APEGA Outreach gives me the chance to introduce high school students to the world of opportunities that an engineering career offers."

Anna Salim, P.Eng.
Edmonton Branch Executive

"Volunteering with APEGA has given me the opportunity to give back to the community, as well as work with engineers and geoscientists with a wide range of talents and expertise."

Katherine Evans, E.I.T.
Women in APEGA Advisory Group

 

Volunteer Responsibility to Log Hours

As a volunteer, it's important that you log the hours you spend volunteering for APEGA volunteer opportunities in your Member Self-Service Centre account. APEGA uses this information to generate monthly and annual reports for program planning, budgeting, and statistical information. It also enables APEGA to identify the full volunteer support of our Members, and allows us to recognize and celebrate your contributions. 

Volunteer Code of Conduct

When you volunteer with APEGA, you are expected to be familiar with and follow the Volunteer Code of Conduct while representing APEGA. This code applies to all volunteer opportunities.