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Volunteer to Facilitate Community Outreach and Member Events

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.

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

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 DSLR camera, under the direction of the APEGA Event Coordinator.

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: September 13, 2018 and possibly other future events

Qualifications

  • May be any of:
    • University student
    • Member-in-Training (E.I.T. or G.I.T.)
    • Professional  Engineer
    • Professional Geoscientist
    • Professional Licensee
  • Knows how to properly operate a DSLR Camera
  • Able to take direction

Read more about this opportunity 

 

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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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.

Read more about this opportunity 

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Science Night Volunteers – Calgary

Volunteers needed: Up to 20  

The Calgary branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at local APEGA 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.

Read more about this opportunity 

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Science Night Volunteers – Edmonton

Volunteers needed: Up to 20 

The Edmonton branch is 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.

Read more about this opportunity 

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Science Olympics Volunteers - Calgary

Volunteers needed: 100+ 

APEGA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2019 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.

Volunteers are needed for judges, event assistants, and challenge managers.

  • Judges observe participants as they complete challenges, and use a provided scoring rubric to fairly and consistently judge the participants.
  • Event assistants assist with various tasks and assignments, such as setting up the event, staffing registration tables, and distributing materials.
  • Challenge managers lead one student challenge, help oversee the other student challenges for that age groups, and assist with coordinating the volunteer judges and event assistants for that age group.
City Calgary
Date May 4, 2019
Venue Winsport Arena

Qualifications

  • Practicing or retired Professional Member, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student or applicant in engineering or geoscience. Non-members with related experience in education, outreach, or STEM fields will be considered. 
  • Pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience. Willingness to share knowledge and experience with young people.
  • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.

Read more about the Judge role Read more about the Event Assistant role Read more about the Challenge Manager role 

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Science Olympics Volunteers - Edmonton

Volunteers needed: 100+ 

APEGA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2019 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.

Volunteers are needed for judges, event assistants, and challenge managers.

  • Judges observe participants as they complete challenges, and use a provided scoring rubric to fairly and consistently judge the participants.
  • Event assistants assist with various tasks and assignments, such as setting up the event, staffing registration tables, and distributing materials.
  • Challenge managers lead one student challenge, help oversee the other student challenges for that age groups, and assist with coordinating the volunteer judges and event assistants for that age group. 
CityEdmonton
DateApril 6, 2019 
VenueUniversity of Alberta Pavilion

Qualifications

  • Practicing or retired Professional Member, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student or applicant in engineering or geoscience. Non-members with related experience in education, outreach, or STEM fields will be considered. 
  • Pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience. Willingness to share knowledge and experience with young people.
  • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.

Read more about the Judge role Read more about the Event Assistant role Read more about the Challenge Manager role 

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Science Olympics Volunteers - Fort McMurray

Volunteers needed: 10 

The APEGA Fort McMurray branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2019 APEGA Science Olympics – Wood Buffalo, presented by the Oil Sands Discovery Centre and the APEGA Fort McMurray Branch! 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.

CityFort McMurray
DateJanuary 25, 2019
VenueOil Sands Discovery Centre

Qualifications

  • Practicing or retired Professional Member, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student or applicant in engineering or geoscience. Non-members with related experience in education, outreach, or STEM fields will be considered.
  • Pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience. Willingness to share knowledge and experience with young people.
  • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.

Read more about this opportunity 

 

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.

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Graduating Student's Workshop

Volunteers needed: 170 

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

  • Edmonton - April 6, 2019 
  • Calgary - TBD; Spring 2019 on a Saturday  

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 

Read more about this opportunity 

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University Rapid Resume Review

Volunteers needed: 100+  

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists, and Human Resources representatives 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

Winter 2019 TBD

Edmonton Dates

January 21, 2019
January 22, 2019
January 28, 2019
February 6, 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

Read about this volunteer opportunity 

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University Speed Mock Interview

Volunteers needed: 50-100 

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists, and Human Resource representatives 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 DatesWinter 2019 TBD
Edmonton Dates

January 21, 2019
January 22, 2019
January 28, 2019
February 6, 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

Read about this volunteer opportunity 

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University Speed Networking

Volunteers needed: 30  

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: Winter 2019 TBD
  • Edmonton: January 24, 2019 (5:10 - 8:00 p.m.)

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

Read about this volunteer opportunity 

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University Student Industry Mixer

Volunteers needed: 50-100 

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 Winter 2019 TBD
Edmonton Dates February 5, 2019

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

Read about this volunteer opportunity 

 

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.

Note: These outside volunteer hours do not qualify for APEGA volunteer hours, but they do qualify for Continuing Professional Development hours. 

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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.

Read more about this opportunity 

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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. These opportunities are not planned or executed by APEGA. However, due to the incredibly high educational value for these students, APEGA is supporting this initiative by facilitating volunteer recruitment. 

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

  • Designing and Building Green Walls 
    • Used for aesthetics and air quality monitoring 
    • Used to grow food 
  •  Virgin Earth Challenge
    • Researching methane-fueled bacteria as a means to reduce greenhouse gases
  • Electromagnetic Levitation
    • Demonstrating an understanding of electrical and magnetic principles by designing a functioning electromagnetic levetation device.

 

For more information contact Aaron Dublenko, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., by emailing aaron.dublenko@epsb.ca, or calling 780-485-5272.

Email aaron.dublenko@epsb.ca 

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Edmonton – FIRST LEGO League Championship

The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition that develops critical skills in science and technology in a super-charged learning atmosphere. Small teams of 9- to 14-year-old students design, build, program, and test an autonomous LEGO Mindstorms robot and complete a project to find a solution to a real-world problem developed by experts.

FLL is looking for engineers (student, E.I.T., Professional Member) to volunteer as tournament judges for their annual robotics competition for students in grade 4-8. The goal of FLL, as described by Founder Dean Kamen, is to "transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."

Please note that a criminal record check (provided free by FIRST) will be required as they deal with vulnerable populations.

When:Saturday, January 26, 2019
Where:

NAIT
11762 106 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1

For more details on the competition or to learn more about FIRST, please visit their website: https://www.firstinspires.org/

To volunteer, please send an email with your full name to fll.judges.edm@frcwest.com. You will receive a reply with more details on the application process.

Email fll.judges.edm@frcwest.com

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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.

See more information

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. 

Create an account and volunteer now