Volunteer with APEGA


APEGA - Local Branches

Branch Science Nights

The Opportunity

APEGA's Edmonton and Calgary Branches are looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience in an evening of fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations for students, teachers and families. During the 2023-24 school year these branches will be hosting Science Nights each month at a different school in their local area. Volunteers can sign up for one or multiple Science Nights throughout the year. A pizza dinner and refreshments will be provided.

The Impact

APEGA’s outreach events, such as Science Nights and Science Olympics are vital pieces 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. 

 

Time Commitment

Approximately 3-hours per event

 

Schedule & Location

Calgary Branch Science Nights:

March 26th, 2024 | Holy Spirit School | 200 Fireside Dr, Cochrane

April 18th, 2024 | Chaparral School | 480 Chaparral Drive SE, Calgary

April 24th, 2024 | Calgary French & International School | 700 77 St SW, Calgary

 

 

Edmonton Branch Science Nights:

April 10th, 2024 | Ecole Champs Vallee School | 6002 30 Avenue, Beaumont

May 2nd, 2024 | Elmwood School | 16324 83 Avenue

June 11th, 2024 | Suzuki Charter School | 10720 54 Street

 

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteer Duties

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

  •  Review materials prior to the event
  • Assist with setup and takedown of event
  • Lead students in an activity or demonstration. Training will be provided
  • Help students, parents and staff gain a deeper understanding of scientific principals demonstrated in the activity

 

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APEGA - Science Olympics

APEGA Branch Science Olympics

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The Opportunity

 

Each year several of APEGA's 10 branches host local Science Olympics Events in their communities. These interactive, interschool engineering and geoscience events challenge students in grades 4 – 12 to compete in a series of application and problem-solving challenges designed to promote teamwork, creative thinking, and fun.

 

If you're looking for a way to promote STEM education in your community, the Central Alberta, Peace Region, and Vermilion River Branches are 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 and promote your profession in the community

 

Event Dates

 

Vermilion River – March 22nd, 2024

Red Deer – May 4th, 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 Role

 

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.

 

 

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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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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APEGA - University Outreach

Career Skills Building

 

The Opportunity

There’s more to being a professional engineer or geoscientist than simply completing a degree, which is itself a major accomplishment. New professionals must learn to navigate not only the post-university world, but also the unique challenges beginning a new career in a complex industry. If you’re an experienced Professional or a new Member in Training, don’t you wish you could have had someone to help guide you as you embarked on the next stage of your career?

 

APEGA’s Virtual Resume Review Program gives an opportunity for professional members with hiring experience to give back to the professions by providing students valuable feedback to help ensure that their resumes’ highlight their strengths and give them the best chance of landing that first career-making position.

 

The Impact

Virtual Resume Review volunteers create a positive impact in the community by virtually reviewing students resumes through an online, anonymous platform. Each resume will be reviewed by several volunteers with relevant experience to provide a range of feedback. This important work helps up and coming professionals succeed in their chosen professions, jumpstart their careers, and navigate the complexities of the engineering and geosciences industries in Alberta.

 

Time Commitment

Approximately 1-3 hours per month

 

Volunteer Benefits

Ideal Skillsets

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Give back to the professions by mentoring the next generation of professionals.
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

  • Practicing or retired professional Engineer or Geoscientist or human resources professional
  • At least 1 year of experience reviewing resumes in a professional capacity
  • Comfortable sharing knowledge and experience with students
  • Volunteers with experience as an internationally trained profession and those with unique career paths are encouraged to participate in this opportunity.

 

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