Volunteer with APEGA


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.

 

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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Branch Science Nights

The Opportunity

APEGA's Edmonton and Peace Region 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

Edmonton Branch Science Nights:

January 18th, 2024 | Steinhauer Elementary School | 10717 – 32A Avenue

February 8th, 2024 | MAC Islamic Elementary School | 11342 – 127 Street

March 7th, 2024 | Academy Saint Andre | 5811 Rue Eaglemont, Beaumont

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

 

Peace Region Branch Science Nights:

March 14th, 2024 | Hillside Community School, Grand Prairie| 9410 106 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB

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 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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Industry Mixers

The Opportunity

There’s more to being a professional engineer or geoscientist than simply completing a degree, which is a major accomplishment in its own right. 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?

 

On March 26th in Calgary and March 27th in Edmonton APEGA will be hosting networking mixers APEGA's offices. These events give students and new graduates an opportunity to make important business connections and ask questions about their potential careers. If you’re someone that loves to meet new people, share your career story or provide mentorship, this is a great way to give back to your community.

 

The Impact

APEGA’s Industry Mixer volunteers create a positive impact in the community by meeting with engineering and geoscience students to provide advice and guidance on how to succeed in their chosen professions, how to get their feet in the doors of their careers and how to navigate the complexities of the engineering and geosciences industries in Alberta. Members-in-Training are especially valued for this opportunity as they can provide a unique perspective to students who are about to take the first steps from education into their careers.

 

Time Commitment

Approximately 2-hours per event

 

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
  • Comfortable sharing your career journey and answering questions about the realities of being a professional engineer or geoscientist
  • Volunteers with experience as an internationally trained professional and those with unique career paths are encouraged to participate in this opportunity.

 

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Mentoring Café

 

 

Come be a part of something new and exciting! APEGA seeks experienced Engineers and Geoscientists to provide on-demand mentorship to engineering and geoscience students for our new Mentoring Café university outreach initiative. Volunteers will meet virtually with students for approximately 30 minutes on a flexible schedule to provide advice and guidance on succeeding in their fields. This is a great opportunity to share your expertise and make a difference in someone's life and career.

 

Time Commitment

Approximately 1 – 3 hours per month

 

Benefits 

  • 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.

 

Duties & Expectations

Skills and Qualifications

  • Meet virtually with university students to provide career advice and answer questions they may have about working as a professional engineer or geoscientist
  • Practicing or retired professional Engineer or Geoscientist or human resources professional
  • At least 1 year of experience reviewing resumes in a professional capacity

 

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