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Current Volunteer Opportunities

APEGA Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer requests for APEGA-run events or projects.

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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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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 – 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 & 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

Read more about Mentoring

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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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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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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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Fort McMurray – Language Training Program for Apprentices (LTPA) Mentorship

The Language Training Program for Apprentices (LTPA) has several individuals who have immigrated from all over the world and who want to pursue a career in the trades. Mentors are needed for this program from a variety of trades including engineers, welders, electricians, and carpenters.

This program is not a part of the APEGA Mentor Program.

Qualifications

Mentors must:

  • Have 3-5 years experience in trades work, including:
    • Automotive
    • Plumbing or pipefitting
    • Electrical
    • Heavy equipment
    • Sheet metal
  • Belong to a professional network or professional association
  • Be encouraging, supportive, flexible, and empowering with mentees

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Language Training Program for Apprentices (LTPA) Mentorship

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jerrecca Wilcox at jerreccawilcox@gmail.com or 780-381-9818

Email jerreccawilcox@gmail.com

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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