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Current Volunteer Opportunities

APEGA Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer requests for APEGA-run events or projects.

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Authentication Subject Matter Expert Panel Members

Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientests are needed to assess and evaulate the APEGA Professional Practice Standard for Authentication of Professional Documents.The members of this panel will propose a revised or new standard, bulletin, or both to the Professional Standards Committee as needed by the committee’s mandate.

Qualifications

  • Registered as a Professional Member of APEGA in good standing for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Recognized as an experienced practitioner in the Member’s scope of practice.

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Authentication Subject Matter Expert Panel Members

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Calgary – GeoConvention Booth Volunteer

GeoConvention is an annual convention and exhibit produced by the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysists (CSEG) and the Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS). Held in Calgary, this convention offers delegates the opportunity to network and learn with fellow industry professionals. GeoConvention sees more than 4,000+ attendees and 100+ exhibitors attend each year. This year's convention is held May 15-17, 2017 at the TELUS Convention Centre.

Volunteers are required to staff the APEGA corporate booth in 3-4 hour shifts.

Skills and Attributes

  • Practicing or retired P.Geo., P.Geol. or P.Geoph.
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with colleagues
  • Comfortable with interacting with industry professionals

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: GeoConvention Booth Volunteer

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Calgary – Graduating Students’ Workshop Volunteer

APEGA Members are encouraged to volunteer for the Calgary Graduating Students’ Workshop held in conjunction with the Iron Ring and the Earth Ring ceremonies. This event is to be held at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre on April 1, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Attendees to this event will include new graduates in engineering and geoscience from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, and professionals that are attending as volunteer facilitators.

Responsibilities 

  • Help to facilitate a small group in evaluating case studies on registration, compliance, ethics and investigative issues intended to demonstrate the importance of ethical considerations in the practice of the professions.
  • Present a positive message in a professional manner

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Calgary Graduating Students’ Workshop Volunteer 

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Calgary & Edmonton – Volunteer Opportunities for University Students

We’re looking for university students to get involved with APEGA by planning events and presentations for engineering and geoscience students.

  • Gain leadership experience for your portfolio
  • Get recognized for your contribution
  • Meet new people and expand your network
  • Volunteer with the largest professional association in Alberta
  • Experience fun and rewarding events

Join a Student Liason Committee

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Calgary – Science Olympics Volunteers

This posting has been updated - The Edmonton Science Olympics event has enough volunteers and is not accepting any more.

APEGA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2017 APEGA Science Olympics! This event is a great opportunity to foster a love for Engineering and Geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA.

Responsibilities

  • Observing teams as they complete challenges in order to judge their projects and performance.
  • Encouraging students in grades 1-12 in their competitions, rewarding creativity and perseverance, and acting as role models.
  • Assisting in event setup and take-down, assisting in various tasks throughout the day as requested by APEGA Outreach Coordinators (e.g. minor set up of banners, arrivals tables, signage placement, volunteer and team check-ins, program distribution, competition facilitation, etc.).
  • Attending a Volunteer Orientation session for briefing on assigned event challenge, judging criteria, and scoring instruction.
Date

May 27, 2017

LocationWinSport Arena, Calgary

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details

For more information, contact the Outreach team at Outreach@apega.ca

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Edmonton – 2017 Elementary Science Nights Volunteers

The APEGA Edmonton Branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at Elementary Science Nights in Edmonton. These events will run throughout the school year so you can choose the volunteer commitment most suitable for you. This is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA.

Responsibilities

  • Review all materials before the event day. Clarify any questions with your Branch Outreach Lead or designated Event Manager
  • Arrive prior to the event start time and assist with general set-up at the host school.
  • Set up your assigned activity/demo station, which will have been developed, shared, and prepared ahead of time.
  • Ensure all volunteers and participants are engaging in the activities/demos in a safe manner, and are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.
  • Assist students/parents/teachers with the activity, talk about the science behind it, and explain what is happening and why.
  • Assist with cleaning and packing up at the conclusion of the event.

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details - Elementary Science Nights Volunteers

For more information, contact the Edmonton Branch Outreach Lead at kyle.fod@gmail.com

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Edmonton – Graduating Students’ Workshop Volunteer

APEGA Members are encouraged to volunteer for the Edmonton Graduating Students’ Workshop held in conjunction with the Iron Ring and the Earth Ring ceremonies. This event is to be held at the Edmonton Shaw Convention Centre on April 1, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Attendees to this event will include new graduates in engineering and geoscience from the University of Alberta, and professionals that are attending as volunteer facilitators.

Responsibilities

  • Help to facilitate a small group in evaluating case studies on registration, compliance, ethics and investigative issues intended to demonstrate the importance of ethical considerations in the practice of the professions.
  • Present a positive message in a professional manner

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Edmonton Graduating Students’ Workshop Volunteer 

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Edmonton – Pi Challenge Workgroup

APEGA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for math, its associated skills, and its applications to engineering and geoscience with junior high students! Volunteers will be responsible for developing creative and engaging, curriculum-based math questions for the 2018 APEGA Pi Challenge in Edmonton.

This is a great opportunity to

  • Foster a love for math, engineering, and geoscience in students
  • Meet and work with other practicing members, university student members, and educators
  • Log Professional Development Hours with APEGA

Responsibilities

  • Create curriculum-based math questions appropriate for junior high students. 
  • Collaborate with a team of other volunteers to develop high-quality and engaging questions. This will include attending multiple volunteer meetings in the spring of 2017, and independently developing curriculum between meetings. 
  • Report to and meet the deadlines of the Branch Outreach Lead and/or Branch Designated Event Manager 

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details: Pi Challenge Workgroup Volunteer

For more information, contact the Outreach team at Outreach@apega.ca

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Edmonton – Pi Challenge Event Volunteers

APEGA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for math and its applications to engineering and geoscience with grade 8 students at the 2017 APEGA Pi Challenge in Edmonton! This event is a great opportunity to foster a love for math, engineering, and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA. 

Responsibilities 

  • Arrive before the event starts and assist with general set-up at the venue.
  • Serve as a positive role model of the engineering and geoscience professions
  • Assist with tasks as requested by the Branch Outreach Lead and/or Designated Event Manager. Tasks may include announcing rules, asking math questions, assisting in serving pizza lunch, and directing students and parents during transitions.
  • Assist with cleaning and packing up after the event.
Date April 8, 2017
Location Whitemud Crossing Public Library
4211 106 St NW
Edmonton

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details 2017 Pi Challenge Volunteer Description 

For more information, contact the Edmonton Branch Outreach Lead, Kyle Fodchuk, at kyle.fod@gmail.com

Email kyle.fod@gmail.com

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Edmonton & Calgary – Mentors

APEGA invites experienced Professional Members to volunteer their time to mentor less-experienced Members. Regular meetings between pairs support work-related learning and development for engineers and geoscientists. Mentors meet with their mentees to provide guidance in many areas of their career or professional growth:

  • Work-related essential skills
  • Job search skills
  • APEGA regulatory requirements
  • Career path investigation
  • Technical discussions

If you'd like to volunteer or have questions, contact mentoring@apega.ca

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Environmental Professional Standards Subcommittee

The Environmental Professional Practice Subcommittee ensures APEGA professional practice standards, guidelines, and bulletins for the professional practice of environmental engineering and geoscience are adequate to protect the public interest. The working group will review and revise environmental practice guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., or P.Geoph.
  • Background and current practice in an environmentally related aspect of engineering or geoscience

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Environmental Professional Standards Subcommittee Members

For more information, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

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Geoscience Professional Standards Subcommittee

Professional Geoscientists are needed to assess and evaluate APEGA Professional Practice Standards, Guidelines, and Bulletins related to the professional practice of geoscience to ensure that they are adequate to protect the public interest. The members of the subcommittee will propose revised or new Standards, Guidelines or Bulletins to the Professional Standards Committee as needed by the Committee’s mandate.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L.(Geoscience)
  • Specialized in one of the following disciplines:
    • Geological Engineers
    • Petroleum Engineers

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Geoscience Professional Standards Subcommittee Members

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Lakeland – Science Olympics Volunteers

The APEGA Lakeland Branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2017 APEGA Science Olympics – Cold Lake! This event is a great opportunity to foster a love for Engineering and Geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA.

Responsibilities

  • Observing teams as they complete challenges in order to judge their projects and performance.
  • Encouraging students in grades 7-9 in their competitions, rewarding creativity and perseverance, and acting as role models.
  • Assisting in event setup and take-down, assisting in various tasks throughout the day as requested by APEGA Outreach Leads (e.g. minor set up of banners, arrivals tables, signage placement, volunteer and team check-ins, program distribution, competition facilitation, etc.)

Date

April 22nd, 2017

Location

Cold Lake Energy Centre

7825 51 Street

Cold Lake

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details: 2017 APEGA Science Olympics Judges

For more information, contact Natalie Hervieux at Natalie.hervieux@apega.ca

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Lethbridge – Branch Executive Members

The Lethbridge Branch is looking for volunteers to fill out the Branch Executive. Urgently needed is a Treasurer, and 4-5 Members-at-Large.

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details:

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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National Professional Practice Exam Question Author

APEGA Members are invited to volunteer to help produce new, high quality examination questions to add to the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) item bank to be used on future administrations of the NPPE.

Qualifications

  • Willingness and commitment to write exam questions regularly
  • Strong English language skills used to write high quality examination questions
  • Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist registered in Alberta or other Canadian association
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Working knowledge of professionalism, law, and ethics as outlined in the NPPE scope and syllabus

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: NPPE Question Author Volunteers

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Plumbing Technical Council Representative for Safety Codes Council (SCC)

Professional Members are invited to become a candidate to be nominated to serve as a representative on the Plumbing Technical Council, a Sub-Council of the SCC. If the nomination is confirmed by the SCC, the Member must also accept membership in the Engineering Subcommittee of APEGA’s Practice Standard Committee (PSC). Accordingly, the Member shall additionally meet the duties and obligations as a member of that Subcommittee.

Qualifications

  • Licensed with APEGA as a P. Eng. or P.L.(Eng.)
  • Minimum of 7 years’ practice experience with expertise in plumbing systems 
  • Familiarity with codes and standards related to plumbing systems

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Plumbing Technical Council Representative for Safety Codes Council (SCC) 

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Professional Practice Examination Committee (PPEC) Member

The purpose of the Professional Practice Examination Committee (PPEC) is to ensure that new registrants have a knowledge and understanding of professional, ethical, regulatory, and legal responsibilities of practicing as a Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist and that the assessment used to determine if registrants know the subject matter is valid, reliable, and fair. The major objective of the PPEC is to ensure that the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE) is a current, meaningful, and relevant examination in Professional Practice and is administered to new registrants in a manner satisfactory to the APEGA Board of Examiners.

Skills & Qualifications

The following skills and experience are requirements:

  • Licensed with APEGA as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. in good standing
  • Significant experience as a Professional Member, ideally with more than 10 years of industry experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of Canadian professional membership, with APEGA or any other Canadian engineering or geoscience regulator
  • High level of proficiency in the English language, both verbally and written
  • Applicants from all disciplines of engineering or geoscience are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates with experience in infrastructure projects, geophysics, and environmental practice are always needed

The following skills and experience are assets but not required:

  • Knowledge of high-stakes certification/licensure examination requirements
  • Previous experience contributing to certification/licensure exam development and/or question development experience
  • Previous experience serving on committees
  • Proficiency in French verbal and written skills

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Professional Practice Examination Committee (PPEC) Member

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Vermilion River – Branch Executive Members

APEGA Vermilion River Branch is looking for nominations for the upcoming year’s executive committee. All positions are available and descriptions are available below:

Nominations will be accepted on the floor at the 2017 Vermilion River Branch AGM on March 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Sticks Billiard & Lounge in Lloydminster.

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer requests for community initiatives, events, or projects that APEGA supports.

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Alberta Science Network Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom Program

Volunteer with the Alberta Science Network in our Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom program. We provide you with support and training to help you create your own interactive, science curriculum topic presentation. Our Program Coordinators manage more than 1,500 teacher requests annually from across the province.

Inspire the next generation of Engineers and Geoscientists

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Calgary – FIRST Robotics Competition Volunteers

The FIRST Robotics Competition Western Canadian Regional will be held in Calgary for approximately 1,000 high school students from Calgary and around the world.

“This is a fantastic, fast-paced and high-energy event. When APEGA members see what these grade school students have designed and built in the span of 6 weeks, they will truly be amazed.  This event is a great chance for APEGA members to engage with youth and share their passion for STEM education. You’ll also get to meet and network with a wide array of STEM Leaders and Educators in our province. Any assistance that APEGA Members can provide would be greatly appreciated.” says FIRST Robotics Western Board Member and APEGA EIT Parthiv Amin.

Date April 6-9, 2017
Time 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day
Place

The Olympic Oval

University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary AB

Positions Available

Technical Roles - Requires committing to 3 full days.

  1. Robot Inspector: Robot inspectors are charged with scrutinizing robots to ensure they comply with the competition rules and safety regulations. There is some training required for this position that needs to be completed ahead of time.
  2. Safety Advisor: Role is to increase awareness of safety among all FIRST participants. Safety advisors monitor overall event safety, and take action to rectify unsafe actions. There is some training required for this position that needs to be completed ahead of time.
  3. Control System Advisor: This position assists teams with Robot Control System-related issues. Works in collaboration with the Technical Advisor and Robot Inspectors, who may direct teams experiencing issues on the field or in the pits to the CSA for assistance. This position requires a high level of technical knowledge and interpersonal skills.
  4. Judges: Role is to select team award recipients through interaction with teams, review of documentation regarding team background information, and serve as role models for the students.

Non-Technical Roles - Needed for the entire event, but may be filled in shifts.

  • Field Repair & Reset Team: In between matches the game field is reset and repairs made. This is a physically active role but affords a great “front row” view to the games.
  • Safety Glasses Attendants: Ensuring all participants entering designated PPE zones have safety eyewear.
  • Field Assembly/Disassembly: This role is primarily on Sunday (all day) and Wednesday (afternoon). Requires some heavy lifting, with the objective of assembling the playing field.
  • Load-In/Load-Out Team: This role is primarily on Sunday (all day) and Wednesday (afternoon). Requires some heavy lifting.
  • Other Setup: This role is primarily on Sunday (all day). In addition to the Playing field, there are numerous other items that need to be moved into place and set up.
  • Spare Parts Attendants: Manage and distribute a supply of spare parts to teams.
  • Audio/Visual Assistants: Assist our A/V team with controlling and running various pieces of equipment.
  • Social Media Assistants: Assist our social media team with taking and posting photos and videos documenting the event.

 To volunteer or for more information, email volunteer@frcwest.com. Information is also available at www.frcwest.com

Email volunteer@frcwest.com

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Edmonton – Innovate Program

Edmonton Public School Board's Innovate Program is seeking Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists to mentor students in developing lines of inquiry and analysis for various sustainable energy solutions. The students will present their ideas in April and June at locations throughout Edmonton.

Volunteers will share their knowledge, serve as positive role models, and aid in research and prototype development in the following areas of exploration.

  • Energy Transitions (Electric Cars and Charging Stations)
  • Solar Roads
  • Geothermal Heating
  • Energy Audits
  • Air Quality
  • Climate Change

Volunteer for the Innovate Lab

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Fort McMurray – Science Fair Judges

The Fort McMurray Branch is looking for Science Fair Judges for a number of science fairs in March and April.

  • March 17, 2017 – Father Mercredi High School
  • March 23rd – Greely Road & Fort McMurray Islamic School
  • March 30th – Composite High School
  • April 5th – Walter and Gladys School
  • April 28, 2017 – 2017 Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair finals at Shell Place

Judges will be asked to arrive around 8:45 a.m., and judging is scheduled to take place from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 

For more information about specific dates and to sign up to volunteer, please contact the Fort McMurray Branch at fortmcmurraybranch@apega.ca

Email fortmcmurraybranch@apega.ca