BY Tara Madden
Public Relations Coordinator
Volunteering serves many purposes. It augments your social
life, allows you to develop new skills, build your resume
and experience, assess possible career changes, even attend
free shows and events. Volunteers have fun and contribute
to the people around them.
As is the case with many associations and not-for-profit organizations,
volunteers are the lifeblood of APEGGA's events and activities.
From serving on Council, to being apart of the many committees
that support the activities of the Association, to participating
in the APEGGA Outreach Program, volunteers are an integral
part of your Association.
But what, really, do our volunteers do and how do they make
a difference? From the very top down, there are many areas
where members just like you lend their talents, their expertise
and their leadership.
Council and Committees
APEGGA's Council is made up of a group of volunteers dedicated
to overseeing the functions of the Association and ensuring
that our mandate is fulfilled, under the authority of the
Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act.
In addition, APEGGA has many boards, committees and task
forces that oversee members' professional performance, help
set policy for the professions, and perform a number of other
regulatory and non-regulatory roles. These committees are
primarily composed of professional members, and they help
ensure that professional members continue to be governed by
APEGGA's Outreach Program offers a free provincewide service
that supports the efforts of teachers and parents to spark
an interest in science and math among Alberta students. Our
volunteers offer classroom presentations demonstrating science
and math; participate in career events, such as job shadowing
and career interviews; and judge science projects.
APEGGA is a tremendous resource base of practicing scientists
and innovators who can share their knowledge and experience
with young people. They also help promote an interest in the
sciences, science-based careers, math and technology.
In addition to these areas, volunteers actively participate
in the annual Ring Ceremonies for graduating university students,
take part in university student mixers and help out with professional
From the youngest school children to the most experienced
and seasoned professionals, the efforts of our volunteers
leave a lasting impression on all. Without them, APEGGA could
not function. We salute the fabulous volunteers who contribute
their time and energies to fulfilling the needs of the Association
and its members.
For more information on volunteer opportunities with APEGGA,
please visit our website at www.apegga.org/members/volunteer
or call us at 1-800-661-7020.