Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Volunteer Orientation

Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to be a successful Engineers and Geoscientists BC volunteer.

Volunteer Guidelines

The Volunteer Guidelines have been developed as a consistent resource of information on various aspects of volunteering with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. These guidelines are in place to ensure volunteers have the information they need as well as legally required by the organization to be successful and enjoy their time with us, while supporting good governance, protecting volunteers, and the organization.

Please review the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Volunteer Guidelines and acknowledge* that you have familiarized yourself with the guidelines by clicking the acknowledgement button at the bottom of the page.

*You will need to login with your 6-digit User ID and password to view and acknowledge the guidelines.

If you have any questions about the volunteer guidelines, please contact Christine Houssaini, Manager, Volunteer Program at [email protected] 

Guide to Inclusive Practices

Engineers and Geoscientists BC has developed a Guide to Inclusive Practices to support volunteers to build and contribute to inclusive environments. The information in this guide can be applied to your volunteer activities with our organization, other organizations, and in your practice. It has several sections, including Inclusive Presentations, Inclusive Meeting Facilitation, and Land Acknowledgements.

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Additional Resources

Engineers and Geoscientists BC are proud to offer our volunteers a free online EDI course. This course is a foundational training on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) to help individuals develop competencies in inclusive behaviours and emotional intelligence. EDI in engineering and geoscience means fostering professional environments and relationships that welcome and advocate for diversity among professionals and enable all professionals to contribute to their full potential without barriers or discriminations. This includes people who are part of one or more equity-seeking groups that have been historically, persistently, and systemically marginalized in Canadian society, including but not limited to all genders, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, and persons with disabilities. Through this course you will gain knowledge and skills in cultural and emotional intelligence and other inclusive behaviours.

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