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Volunteer to Facilitate Community Outreach and Professional Development

APEGA is committed to supporting the Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists of today and tomorrow. Ranging from K-12 initiatives to local Professional Member Induction Ceremonies, our events are enjoyable opportunities to reach out to other members and to the public. Work with our Outreach and Events teams to engage with a variety of audiences through APEGA's many fun events.

Volunteers at the APEGA Science Olympics

 

Assist with APEGA's Professional Networking and Social Networking Events

When you volunteer to assist with the many events organized by APEGA and the branches throughout the year, you get the opportunity to meet new people, grow your network among fellow members and related professionals, and to represent APEGA. 

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Special Events Photographer

APEGA is looking for volunteers to act as photographers for different special events (Professional Member Induction Ceremony, Member Recognition, and other events as required) in Edmonton. Volunteers will share their knack for photography and take pictures of the ceremony, recipients, and venue with an APEGA-owned CANON EOS 7D DSLR camera, under the direction of the APEGA Event Lead.

Interested volunteers will be required to take part in an interview with portfolio, and to sign a waiver granting APEGA ownership of the photos taken while acting as a volunteer photographer.

Event date: TBD

Applications are accepted.
Volunteers that apply will be contacted when there is an event requiring a photographer.  

Qualifications

  • May be any of:
    • University student
    • Member-in-Training (E.I.T. or G.I.T.)
    • Professional  Engineer
    • Professional Geoscientist
    • Professional Licensee
  • Interview with Volunteer Coordinator required 
  • Knows how to properly operate a CANON EOS 7D DSLR camera
  • Portfolio link or photo examples required
  • Able to take direction from APEGA Event Lead 

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Engage with University Students and New Graduates

When you volunteer to share your valuable knowledge and experience with the young adults preparing for their entry into the industry, you can encourage the upcoming new professionals toward their best selves and have a lasting impact on their careers. Human Resources professionals and members with hiring experience are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

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Graduating Students' Ethics Workshop

Accepting ongoing volunteer applications

You will be helping new graduating students evaluate case studies on registration, compliance, ethics, and investigative issues, highlighting the importance of ethical considerations in practice.

Dates

  • Calgary – Fall 2019 
  • Edmonton – Spring 2020

Qualifications

  • Practicing professional member in engineering or geoscience
  • Professionals participating in the ring ceremonies are invited to assist
  • Interest in interacting with small groups of new graduates in engineering and geoscience

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University Rapid Resume Review

Volunteers needed: 50+

Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and Human Resources professionals are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event, where you 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.

Event Dates

Calgary Date September 28, 2019, as part of the APEGA Student Conference
Edmonton Dates September 12 and 16, 2019

Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., or Human Resources professional
  • Experience in reviewing resumes in a professional hiring capacity
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
  • Comfortable speaking with students

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University Speed Mock Interview

Accepting ongoing volunteer applications 

Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and Human Resources professionals are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event, where you will help students practice their interviewing skills. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them succeed in a real job interview.

Event Dates

Calgary Dates Applications accepted all year.
Volunteers that apply in advance will be contacted when the next events have been scheduled for Fall 2019.
Edmonton Dates Applications accepted all year.
Upcoming events: September 12 and 16, 2019

Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or Human Resources professional
  • Experience interviewing job candidates in a formal capacity
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
  • Comfortable speaking with students 

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University Speed Networking

Accepting ongoing volunteer applications  

Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, engineers-in-training (E.I.T.), and geoscientists-in-training (G.I.T.) 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.

Event Dates

Calgary DateApplications are accepted.
Volunteers that apply in advance will be contacted when the next events have been scheduled for Fall 2019.
Edmonton DateApplications are accepted.
Volunteers that apply in advance will be contacted when the next events have been scheduled for Fall 2019.

Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., E.I.T., or G.I.T.
  • Pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
  • Comfortable speaking with students

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University Student Industry Mixer

Accepting ongoing volunteer applications

APEGA sponsors industry mixers for engineering and geoscience students and professionals. Professional engineers and professional geoscientists are invited to mix and mingle with undergraduate and graduate students in the engineering and geoscience departments. These students are exploring career options, looking to make professional contacts for internships, or simply seeking to network.

Event Dates

Calgary Date Fall 2019
Edmonton Date October 2, 2019 (5–8 p.m.)

Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., E.I.T. , or G.I.T.
  • Pride in the profession of engineering and geoscience
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
  • Comfortable speaking with students

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Virtual Resume Reviewer

Volunteers needed: 50+

Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and Human Resources professionals with formal hiring experience are invited to review students' resumes virtually at a time and place that is convenient to you. The goal is to provide insightful information to help each student create an outstanding resume.

Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., or Human Resources professional
  • Experience in reviewing resumes in a professional hiring capacity
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people

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Support APEGA's Youth Outreach Events

When you volunteer at any of the outreach events that APEGA and the branches organize throughout the year, you help fuel a lifelong interest and passion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields for children and teenagers.

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Branch Science Night Volunteers

Volunteers needed: 20+ 

APEGA Branches are looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at local elementary Science Nights. Branch Science Night 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.

Qualifications

  • Practising or retired professional members, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student members or applicants in engineering or geoscience. Other applicants may be considered, depending on experience.
  • Pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience.
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people.
  • Interest in promoting science, engineering, geoscience, math, technology, and related skills/careers to elementary school students and their parents.
  • Comfortable with presenting simple hands-on science activities and demonstrations related to the Alberta curriculum.

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High School Career Day Networking Lunch

Volunteers needed: 10+ 

The APEGA Outreach Team is looking for engineers to join a networking lunch with grade 10 students. This will be part of an engineering career day hosted by the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to speak to students about your career path and answer students' questions about your education and experience as an engineer.

Qualifications

  • Practising or retired professional member, or E.I.T. with industry experience.

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K-12 Classroom Expert

Volunteers needed: 15 

The APEGA Outreach Team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with K-12 students. Volunteers will be asked to visit K-12 classrooms in their region or connect with classrooms virtually to act as subject matter experts. Specific topics will relate to the science or math curriculum students are learning in school, and will vary based on the requests that we receive. Successful applicants can be located anywhere in Alberta.

Qualifications

  • Practising or retired Professional Member, E.I.T., or G.I.T with industry experience. Non-members will be considered depending on experience.
  • Takes pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience.
  • Willingness to share knowledge and experience with young people.
  • Interested in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.
  • Experience public speaking in an engaging way to audiences of varying backgrounds.

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Science Olympics - Challenge Managers

Volunteers needed: 30

The APEGA K-12 Outreach Team is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to lead student challenges and help coordinate event volunteers at the 2020 APEGA Science Olympics in Edmonton and Calgary. This is a great opportunity to take on a larger role in this impactful event, while building valuable outreach, event, and leadership experience.

Successful applicants can be in Calgary or Edmonton.

Qualifications

  • Practicing or retired professional member, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student member or applicant in engineering or geoscience—non-members with related experience in outreach, education, or STEM fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in managing teams, running events, and working with children is an asset.
  • Previous APEGA Science Olympics experience is preferred.
  • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.

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Science Olympics - Event Volunteers

Volunteers needed: 350 

The APEGA K-12 Outreach team is seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2020 APEGA Science Olympics in Edmonton and Calgary. This event is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log continuing professional development (CPD) hours with APEGA.

City Edmonton Calgary
Dates February 22, 2020 May 9, 2020
Venues University of Alberta Pavilion (Butterdome) University of Calgary Olympic Oval

Qualifications

  • Practicing or retired professional member, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student member or applicant in engineering or geoscience—non-members with related experience in outreach, education, or STEM fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in managing teams, running events, and working with children are an asset.
  • Previous APEGA Science Olympics experience is preferred.
  • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.

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Leading a PD Seminar at the APEGA Conference

Facilitate Career Development and Share Soft Skills

When you volunteer to lead and support professional development events, you give new and future members access to the critical skills they need for the current job market and their careers. Human Resources professionals and members with hiring experience are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

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Conference Room Host for PD Sessions

Volunteers needed: Accepting applications for April 2020 

We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming APEGA Annual General Meeting and Professional Development (PD) Conference, which brings together delegates from across Alberta and beyond with a stimulating program that speaks to the future of engineering and geoscience. As a dynamic volunteer, you will be introducing the presenters of a PD session at the conference, as well as helping out with housekeeping tasks, such as attendee registration.

Date: April 2020 (2 different dates)

Qualifications

  • Professional member or member-in-training of APEGA
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Dynamic personality with high energy
  • Ability to facilitate discussion

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Mentoring Program

APEGA hosts formal mentoring partnerships between experienced Professional Members and less-experienced members. Regular meetings between pairs support work-related learning and development for Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists.

Qualifications

  • Be an APEGA Professional Member (practising or non-practising)
    • Professional Engineer
    • Professional Geoscientist
    • Professional Licensee
    • Life Member
  • Be a member in good standing with APEGA
    • no outstanding dues or fees
    • no active disciplinary actions
  • Adhere to APEGA standards
  • Complete the online application form
  • Complete the online orientation videos

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Virtual Resume Reviewer

Volunteers needed: 50+

Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and Human Resources professionals with formal hiring experience are invited to review students' resumes virtually at a time and place that is convenient to you. The goal is to provide insightful information to help each student create an outstanding resume.

Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., or Human Resources professional
  • Experience in reviewing resumes in a professional hiring capacity
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people

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Share Regulatory Knowledge and Technical Skills

When you volunteer to deliver APEGA's pre-developed seminars, you will be able to inform applicants of the licensure process and to inform members and companies of the prerequisites and responsibilities of Permit Holders. Members with experience in public speaking and teaching are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

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Support Non-APEGA Community Events

When you volunteer to take part in other events and initiatives around Alberta, you encourage scientific curiosity and new skills for children and adults who may not have had a previous awareness of APEGA or the STEM fields open to them.

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

The Alberta Science Network is recruiting volunteers for their Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom program. The program brings science to life for students through hands-on activities and accurate content. This excellent program relies on outstanding volunteers from a wide variety of disciplines and associations such as APEGA. Volunteers offer interactive presentations on topics from the Alberta Science Curriculum at no cost to schools, and share their passion for science and engineering.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to

  • Inspire the scientists and engineers of tomorrow
  • development their presentation skills
  • enhance their resume
  • Have fun getting kids excited about science!

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Calgary – Ten Thousand Coffees

The University of Calgary Engineering Career Centre is partnering with Ten Thousand Coffees to connect students and new graduates to local professionals, with the goal of facilitating networking opportunities through coffee conversations. Each month, participants will be matched one-on-one and can connect directly through the Ten Thousand Coffees hub.

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To volunteer for this opportunity, you will need to create a free account in the Schulich School of Engineering hub in order to be matched with students and new grads. 

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Engineering Innovate Day

Volunteers needed: 10+ 

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta is looking for engineers to sit on a career panel and to design and lead workshop sessions during Engineering Innovate Day.

This event will invite high school students from across Edmonton to learn more about student life and the future of engineering from our career and student panels.

Position Information

When: Week of November 12, 2019
Where: University of Alberta
Audience: Grade 10-12 students

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University of Alberta Engineering Competitions

Volunteers needed: 24+

The annual University of Alberta Engineering Competitions are coming up again and the Engineering Students' society is seeking judges for each of the eight categories of competition.

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