Volunteer with APEGA


APEGA - K-12 Outreach

APEGA is committed to supporting the professional engineers and geoscientists of today and tomorrow. Our commitment to the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta begins by inspiring a lifelong love of engineering and geoscience through our K-12 Outreach Initiatives (https://www.apega.ca/educators-students/k-12-students). When you share your valuable insight and experience, you make a lasting impact on future professionals.

What we do

  • Inspire students and empower them to pursue their passions
  • Demonstrate the diverse applications of engineering and geoscience and how they positively affect the world around us
  • Equip students with skills for success in our dynamic world.

What we’re looking for

  • Members and non-members who are interested in enhancing understanding of the professions and the variety of relevant careers available in these fields
  • Members who are interested in sharing their passion for their professions with youth
  • Members who are interested in sharing their professional experience and expertise with students and the public

APEGA Science Olympics

The APEGA K-12 Outreach Team is seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in joining the Curriculum Development Work Group for the 2021 APEGA Science Olympics! Members of the Work Group are responsible for developing the challenges for next year’s APEGA Science Olympics events. If you have volunteered at an event previously, this is a great opportunity to become more involved and share your creative ideas with thousands of students!

Virtual Rock & Fossil Clinic

The APEGA K-12 Outreach Team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are passionate about geoscience and willing to share their expertise with the next generation of geoscientists! Volunteers will be responsible for delivering a short presentation and hands-on activity related to a specific geoscience topic. Presentations will be delivered in real-time through a video-conferencing platform. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to showcase samples from their personal collections, if interested. Successful applicants can be located anywhere in the province.

APEGA - Local Branches

APEGA’s 10 branches represent the association and its members in their local area. Each branch works to advance APEGA’s strategic plan by assisting with communication, outreach and professional development activities.

Special Projects

Interested in volunteering, but looking for something a little out of the ordinary? Does the idea of volunteering on a board bore you? Can't commit to a committee? APEGA's branches often seek volunteers for unique opportunities. These special projects are a chance for you to flex your leadership skills and participate in something amazing.

APEGA - NPPE Question Author

When you volunteer with APEGA’s Examinations department, you help maintain APEGA’s high standards for professionalism, law, and ethics. You join a pool of authors that create the questions used in the National Professional Practice Examination, which APEGA applicants must pass before being licensed to practise in Alberta. The questions you contribute are used by 11 self-regulating organizations across the country.

What we do

  • Contribute to the pool of high-quality examination questions concerning professional, legal, and ethical conduct
  • Review and provide input on questions along with development- and examination-related activities

What we’re looking for

  • Professional members of an engineering association in Canada
  • Volunteers with a high level of written and spoken English
  • Volunteers looking for a flexible, remote, volunteer opportunity

NPPE Question Author

Volunteer NPPE question authors are vital to APEGA’s certification and examination process. They contribute relevant questions based on real-world scenarios to the pool of questions for the National Professional Practice Examination. This role allows volunteers the flexibility to contribute their time how and where they want to.

Average time commitment

One-year renewable term. Volunteers must contribute at least five questions per month, which takes approximately five to eight hours.