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Current Volunteer Opportunities

APEGA Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer requests for APEGA-run events or projects.

+ 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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+ 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 – 2017 University Student Industry Events

APEGA Geoscience and Engineering Professional Members, and HR Professionals, are invited to use your valuable knowledge and experience at a fun and worthwhile university student event, aimed at helping students prepare for their entry into the industry

Rapid Resume Review

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists and Human Resource representatives are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format where they will review and critique resumes for students. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them create a resume to start them on their professional path.

This event is designed to give students instant feedback on the content of their resumes. Professional volunteers are given just a few minutes per round to look over a student’s resume and provide insightful information to help each student create an outstanding resume. 

Dates: January 23 and 26, 2017, 5-8 p.m. Volunteers can attend one or both.

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Rapid Resume Review Volunteer

Speed Mock Interviews

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists, and Human Resource representatives are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format where they will interview, review and critique answers given by students. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them improve their interviewing skills to start them on their professional path.  

Using the same speed-date format of Rapid Resume Reviews, Speed Mock Interviews focuses on strengthening the skills that will help students feel more confident in their ability to present themselves and shine during those intimidating professional interviews.  

Dates: February 1 and 7, 2017, 5-8 p.m. Volunteers can attend one or both.

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Speed Mock Interview Volunteer

Speed Networking for Engineers

Professional Engineers and Engineers-In-Training are invited to share their expertise, knowledge and career path by speaking one-on-one with various students for short intervals. Students are exploring career options, looking to make professional contacts for internships, or simply interested in networking.

Date: March 8, 2017, 5-8 p.m.

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Speed Networking Volunteer

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

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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

+ 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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+ Edmonton & Calgary – Science Olympics Volunteers

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.
  Edmonton Calgary
Date March 4, 2017

May 27, 2017

Location Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton WinSport 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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+ 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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+ 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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+ 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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+ Red Deer – Science Olympics Coordinators and Judges

The APEGA Central Alberta Branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2017 APEGA Science Olympics! The 2017 APEGA Central Branch Science Olympics will be held on March 4, 2017 at the Westpark Middle School in Red Deer. This year’s event will be prepared for students in grades 7-9 and 10-12. 

Volunteers are currently needed for the following tasks: 

  • Develop and organize several events to challenge students and enforce their scientific knowledge, teamwork skills, and creativity. 
  • Secure and coordinate corporate sponsorship for the event. 
  • Judge entries into the Science Olympics and assist with activities during the event. 

This event is a great opportunity to foster a love for science in students, promote your profession in the community and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA.

The first meeting to start planning the event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Red Deer College.

If you are interesting in volunteering for this event please contact the APEGA Central Alberta Outreach Lead, Derek Beattie at derek.beattie@stantec.com.

Email derek.beattie@stantec.com

+ Vermillion River – Science Olympics Volunteers

The APEGA Vermillion River Branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2017 APEGA Science Olympics – Vermillion River! 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 grade 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 March 24, 2017
Location Holy Rosary School

6611A 39th Street
Lloydminster

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

If you are interesting in volunteering for this event please contact Anna Salim at Anna.Salim@atco.com

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Community Volunteer Opportunities

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

+ 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

+ Calgary – Earth Science for Society Exhibition

Earth Science for Society (ESfS) showcases the importance and effect of Earth science in our everyday lives. Visitors see various aspects of Earth science through stimulating, educational, and interactive activities and exhibits in four themed pavilions.

This free event is family friendly and suitable for grade-school students, teachers, youth groups, families, and community groups, as well as the general public and media.

Realize the benefit of influencing the life of a child and inspiring an understanding of geoscience for all attendees. Volunteers are provided with a t-shirt and refreshments. Lunch is provided for mid-day shifts.

To register and find out more, visit http://esfscanada.com/volunteers/.

Volunteers Needed: ESfS has about 200 volunteer time slots to fill over the course of four days. Normally it needs about 120 volunteers to accomplish this.
What:

Volunteers will guide children through exhibits, stuff bags, welcome visitors, set up, tear down, or assist in various booths at the exhibition.

 

An Earth science background is useful for working in the booths. A science or engineering background is ample for guiding activities.

When:

Setup: March 18, 2017

Exhibition: March 19–21, 2017

Where:

Big Four Building, Stampede Park, Calgary

ESfS regrets it can't afford to pay the $15 daily parking fee.

There is no charge to enter the Stampede grounds on foot or by C-Train.

+ Edmonton – Aurora School Science Fair Judge

Aurora Academic Charter School is looking for volunteers to judge at the Science Fair.  If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity work and see what these kids are learning, please consider becoming a judge.

The school is looking for anyone with interest or training in any field of science. This includes:

  • Students at any post-secondary level
  • Professionals working in the field
  • Teachers, educators, and researchers

You will be evaluating projects and presentations by students in grades 6-9, and determining winners who will go on to present at the Edmonton Regional Science Fair in April. There are 2 days of judging, and volunteers may assist on one or both days. For the Saturday event, you can also specify if you will be able to judge for a half day (morning or afternoon) 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to judges.

When:

Grades 8 & 9
Friday February 24, 2017
1:00-5:00 p.m.

 

Grades 6 & 7
Saturday February 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where:

Aurora Academic Charter School
12245-131 Street
Edmonton

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please send an email to Peter Dang at peterd@auroraschool.ca with the following information.

  1. Your full name
  2. Your employer or school (add your faculty/department) for your name tag
  3. Which days you will be available to judge
    • Friday, 1-5 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9-11 a.m.
    • Saturday, 12-2 p.m.
  4. Your area of expertise and interests

Email Peter Dang to Volunteer