Volunteer with APEGA


APEGA - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Women in APEGA Advisory Group

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The Opportunity

 

The Women in APEGA Advisory Group, made up of members-in-training and professional women and men, supports APEGA in its goal of reaching at least 30% of women registrants in the engineering and geoscience professions by 2030 (the 30 by 30 initiative). Over the past decade, the group has made significant contributions to this objective and beyond. We are looking for more voices to continue this important conversation.  

The Impact

 

Are you a passionate engineer or geoscientist looking to create change? Are you a leader who wants to make sure there’s a seat at the table for everyone? Are you driven to build community and advance diversity and inclusion within the professions? Now’s your chance. Volunteers in the Women in APEGA Advisory Group provide key recommendations to APEGA’s Registrar & Chief Executive Officer on how to achieve the 30 by 30 goal as well as on APEGA’s current initiatives working towards equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

 

Time Commitment

Two-year (renewable) term | Approximately 3-5 hours per month

 

1x 2-hour virtual meeting per month (October – June, except December)

1-2 hours of meeting preparation time per month

1x 3-hour in-person meeting annually in September in Edmonton or Calgary (volunteers will be reimbursed for eligible expenses)

 

Volunteer Benefits

Ideal Skillsets

  • An opportunity to influence the future of the professions
  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Gain valuable career experience
  • Build your professional network

 

  • A passion for gender equity in the engineering and geoscience professions
  • Professional experience in the areas of EDI 
  • We welcome diverse backgrounds, experiences, and allies
  • Non-Members are encouraged to apply for this opportunity

 

Application Deadline: August 16th, 2024

 

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APEGA - Local Branches

Branch Executive Committee (2024)

 

The Opportunity

APEGA is seeking applications for professional members and members-in-training to serve as volunteers on APEGA’s 10 local branch executive committees. These member-driven committees function as a conduit between APEGA’s Council, staff and the membership. Not only is it a great way to get a better understanding of APEGA’s role and regulatory responsibilities, it’s also fun! From locally-relevant workshops and lectures, to running engagement events like golf tournaments, participating on your local branch is a great way to get to know other professionals in your region and expand your network.

 

If you live or work in the Lakeland Branch area, the Lakeland Branch Executive Committee is seeking a volunteer to sit on the committee and serve as the Outreach Lead for events such as Science Nights and Science Olympics. If you have an interest in leading fun and educational activities, please consider applying.

 

The Impact

APEGA’s local branch executive committees form an integral part of APEGA operations. Volunteers on these committees have an opportunity to bring the perspective of local membership to APEGA and to serve as ambassadors for the association. By serving on your local branch executive, you can help enhance the profile of the professions in your community, make the association aware of local concerns and successes, and advance APEGA’s strategic initiatives at the local level.

 

Time Commitment

Committees meeting 10 times per year, with some work required outside of meetings. Total commitment of approximately 2 – 10 hours per month.

 

Volunteer Benefits

Qualifications & Skillsets

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

 

  • Practicing or retired professional Engineer or Geoscientist or member-in-training in Good Standing
  • Volunteers must live or work in the branch that they apply to
  • Board & committee experience is considered an asset
  • Members-in-training and volunteers with diverse perspectives and experience are encouraged to apply
  • Volunteers must live or work in the branch they wish to volunteer with. For a list of communities covered under each branch, click here.

 

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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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Mentoring Café

The Opportunity

 

Navigating a new field can be challenging that the best of times. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone who’s already established in their field to go to for advice? APEGA understands that students and members-in-training (who are enrolled in the Work Readiness Program) crave guidance and advice tailored to their unique needs, and we've got something incredible lined up. Introducing the APEGA Mentoring Cafe – your passport to personalized, 30-minute virtual meetings with industry professionals who are ready to help you tackle any career subject you desire.

 

The Impact

 

APEGA’s Mentoring Café isn’t your average mentoring program; it's an express ticket to expert insights and we’re looking for experienced professional members to join our diverse pool of passionate volunteers. By volunteering as an on-demand mentor with APEGA’s Mentoring Café program you help students and members-in-training to access the career guidance they need when they need it, without locking into a long-term commitment. Share your experience and expertise, grow your professional network and help nurture the next generation of professionals.

 

Time Commitment

 

30-minute virtual meetings on a flexible schedule. Take on as many or as few as you like.

 

*New*

Help guide a prospective APEGA member through the membership process by reviewing their application and providing guidance. This is a 1-3 month commitment of a few hours each month.

 

Volunteer Benefits

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

 

  • P. Eng., P. Geo., or Human resources professional
  • Laptop or smart phone capable of video-calling
  • Comfortable sharing your knowledge and experience with students and MITs

 

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