Career Awareness Volunteer
August 23, 2017
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
The successful volunteer will:
- Participate in at least one Career Awareness related activity every 1–2 years.
- 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.