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 2020:

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1013 volunteers contributed

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40,000 hours

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across more than 50 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

Volunteering Changes in Response to COVID-19

In order to protect the public safety and reduce the transmission risk of COVID-19, APEGA has cancelled all current and scheduled in-person events for the remainder of 2020. This includes many volunteer opportunities. During this time, we encourage interested members to take a look at our statutory and virtual volunteer opportunities. APEGA's statutory boards continue to operate virtually during this time.

Learn more about APEGA's other actions in response to COVID-19

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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Questions about APEGA's Volunteer Program?

Contact us at [email protected].

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?

Contact [email protected] to start the conversation!

Community Connections


    Are you a passionate and energetic geoscience outreach volunteer and would like to increase your involvement in a fun and rewarding initiative? Earth Science for Society is a fun, educational, and dynamic geoscience outreach organization looking for volunteers!

    The ESfS seeks volunteers for the organizing committee to help plan and deliver the program at our main event, The Earth Science for Society Exhibition, coming up in March 2022. This educational event gives students, families, youth groups, and the public an opportunity to explore the wonders of Earth science.

    ESfS also hosts events throughout the year at science fairs, Science Literacy Week, and Science Odyssey whenever possible.

    Visit esfscanada.com for more information