Career Awareness Volunteer

Location:
Various
Date Posted:
August 23, 2017
Closing Date:
Open
Status:
Ongoing

Purpose

Engineers and Geoscientists BC frequently receives requests for presentations to children and youth on careers in engineering and geoscience. Through our Career Awareness Program, Engineers and Geoscientists BC sends volunteers out to speak with students across the province, promoting engineering and geoscience.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Career Awareness Program strives to encourage and empower students to become more engaged in science and math and to consider a science-based career.

As an Engineers and Geoscientists BC Career Awareness volunteer you will present at schools and to student groups, such as Girl Guides and run through an activity with students. Engineers and Geoscientists BC has resources to assist you with your presentation and activity. In addition to this, there are also many other exciting Career Awareness opportunities such as volunteering as a judge at a science fair or providing information at Career events across the province.

Duties and Expectations

  • Respond to Engineers and Geoscientists BC Career Awareness Volunteer Request emails if you are available to present/volunteer at an upcoming career awareness event,
  • Prepare/personalize a presentation for students,
  • Lead groups through a science-based activity,
  • Arrive on time for presentations/volunteer activities,
  • Be a neutral and unbiased judge, if volunteering at a science fair or competition,
  • Contact the Engineers and Geoscientists BC head office for support if they arrange for a school presentation through their own network, and
  • Provide feedback on your volunteer experience to Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC in one of the following capacities:
    • Professional Engineer,
    • Professional Geoscientist,
    • Member-in-Training (EIT/GIT),
    • Engineers and Geoscientists BC Licensee,
  • Passionate about what you do,
  • Experience with elementary and high school students an asset,
  • Experience presenting in front of a group also an asset, and
  • Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal record check due to the nature of career awareness activities.

Average Time Commitment

The time commitment varies depending on your availability and the type of Career Awareness activity. As a Career Awareness Volunteer, you are not expected to fill all of the requests which come in from your area.

Below are some of the typical time commitments for the various types of Career Awareness volunteering opportunities:

  • School Presentation: 1 hour plus prep time
  • Science Fair Judge: 2–3 hours
  • Career Information Booth Events: 4–8 hours
  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC Science Games: 4–8 hours

Volunteers may need to travel up to an hour away from their home or work area.

Measures of Success

The successful volunteer will:

  • Participate in at least one Career Awareness related activity every 1–2 years.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to inspire future generations of engineers and geoscientists,
  • Earn credits for CPD and Engineers and Geoscientists BC service awards, and
  • Volunteer Appreciation.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that values and respects diversity, both within our organization and in our larger community.
To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Human Resources at .
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member Handbook
Log onto your account to view your personal profile, update information, or make a payment.
Report or track your professional development hours.
Purchase books and webinars.
View our career listings or place an employment ad.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC provides its members with resources to address sustainability and climate change considerations.
Search the directories for information about Engineers and Geoscientists BC members.
See the various opportunities to volunteer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and in your community.
View the library of available publications, guidelines, and other documents.