Volunteer with APEGA


APEGA - Science Olympics

APEGA Science Olympics

The Opportunity

 

The APEGA Science Olympics are back! APEGA's K-12 Outreach team is currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2024 APEGA Science Olympics. Volunteer in-person at the Fort McMurray, Edmonton, or Calgary events. These events are great opportunities to foster a love for Engineering and Geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA. 

 

Event Dates

 

Edmonton – April 7th, 2024

Calgary – May 25th, 2024

Grand Prairie - June 1st, 2024

 

The Impact

 

APEGA’s Science Olympics events are a vital piece of inspiring the next generation of professional engineers, geoscientist and for introducing students to the exciting possibilities of a career in STEM. These events are a great opportunity to promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA. By participating in Science Olympics, volunteers challenge students to address real-world problems that require innovative solutions.

 

Volunteer Roles

 

Event Volunteers

Event Volunteers help with tasks including but not limited to: signing in students, setting up project material, answering student questions, judging students on skills demonstrated and challenge criteria met, handing out student lunch and awards, and cleaning up project material.

 

Challenge Managers

Challenge Managers are responsible for leading a challenge on the day of the event. They will act as the point person for all volunteers judging that activity, requiring them to be deeply familiar with the activity and the APEGA Science Olympics event. This is a great opportunity if you would like to take on a larger role at the event.

 

Time Commitment

3 - 6 hours training

3-hours pre-event for Challenge Managers

6.5 – 8 hours on event day

 

Volunteer Benefits

Required Qualifications

  • Promote your profession and enhance the understanding of the work of engineers and geoscientists
  • Connect with other practicing members and university student members
  • Earn credits for CPD (continuing professional development) and APEGA Volunteer Service Awards
  • Promote a love of engineering and geoscience to students (grades 1-12) and their families, show the fun side and practical applications of engineering and geoscience
  • Involvement in a fun and rewarding experience
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

  • 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, educations, or STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.
  • Previous volunteer experience at a recent in-person APEGA Science Olympics is an asset.
  • Comfortable in discussing the basics of various aspects of engineering and geoscience with students.
  • Interest in promoting engineering and geoscience and related careers.

 

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