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Volunteer Opportunities: Detailed Descriptions
Casual Volunteer Opportunities for All Committees
Event Specialist: Our chapter offers one time volunteer opportunities that fits your busy schedule. We will email you before the event with event details and help needed. You can decide if you are available and interested then. There is no requirement of how many events you need to attend, it’s entirely up to you. Possible duties:
Advisor: Our chapter is always looking for ideas to organize new events. You have an idea/suggestion, we would like to hear it at firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster: The Chapter website is a key tool for chapter outreach to professional members, engineers-in-training, students and the general public. In addition to providing information to current and potential members and the general public, the website also promotes and markets the Chapter, providing a means to access services and interact with chapter executives and committee members. The webmaster is responsible for ongoing maintenance of the website with new content and updates from the chapter executive and from each of the committees. This may include creating event promotion and advertising, archiving photos from license certificate presentation ceremonies, and ensuring corporate policies and security requirements are fulfilled. The Communications Committee is also looking at upgrading the website infrastructure into a more modern and flexible platform, possibly in conjunction with university students working as a course-related project. This opportunity provides:
Communications Coordinator: The communications coordinator is involved in planning and executing all communication activities to inform the general membership of events, opportunities and news. This role involves a wide range of activities including website updates, advertising and promotion of events, managing event registration/tickets/payments/refunds, posting Twitter updates, collecting and posting news from various chapter committees, preparing the annual newsletter, coordinating the publication of materials for the Annual General Meeting, records management and archiving, and more.
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Contact email: email@example.com
Awards Coordinator: The Chapter has a recognition program for professional engineers from the Ottawa Chapter who have improved our quality of life through the ingenious application of their engineering skills. Recipients' achievements are significantly above the normally high standards of the profession. The presentation of this award is also aimed at furthering public understanding of the professional engineer's role in society. The Chapter awards are modelled after the provincial Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) and recognize, through general member nominations, those who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and their community in the following categories: Engineering Excellence; Management; Entrepreneurship; Young Engineer; and Citizenship. The awards coordinator will assist in administering the annual awards program, including advertising and call for nominations, reviewing and evaluating submissions, selecting winning candidates as part of a panel, and organizing the award presentation ceremony. Other duties of the awards coordinator include volunteer recognition, and pipeline award recipients at the chapter level as candidates for the OPEA program.
This opportunity provides:
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) Committee
LAP Guide: The Ottawa Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) runs six months annually. Guides from all engineering disciplines welcomed. Commitments include:
Note: P.Eng. is required for this position.
To register as a guide for LAP 2018 which runs from May 30 to Nov 30, 2018, please click http://www.peo.on.ca/index.php/ci_id/25664/la_id/1.htm. Registration deadline is Apr 30, 2018.
Return guide can log into the LAP account to reenroll, please click https://forum.peo.on.ca/EitMentor/eitmentor/authentication/login.
LAP Intern: The Ottawa Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) typically runs six months annually between mid-June to mid-December. Intern’s commitments include:
Note: Job hunting is beyond the scope of the program. EIT is required for this position. LAP 2018 runs from May 30 to Nov 30, 2018, registration deadline is Apr 30, 2018.
To register as an intern for LAP 2018 which runs from May 30 to Nov 30, 2018, please click http://www.peo.on.ca/index.php/ci_id/25664/la_id/1.htm. Registration deadline is Apr 30, 2018.
Return intern can log into the LAP account to reenroll, please click https://forum.peo.on.ca/EitMentor/eitmentor/authentication/login.
Program Coordinator: The LAP committee organizes the licensure assistance program (LAP) and student/EIT events providing assistance for EIT’s licensure process. The LAP links engineering interns (interns) with licensed professional engineers (guides) to provide the interns with guidance and support as they progress towards obtaining their professional engineering license. More LAP information available here: http://www.ottawa.peo.on.ca/Public/pmwiki.php/Main/MentorshipProgram.
The program coordinator will generate new EIT event ideas, recruit guides and interns for LAP, plan and organize LAP information/training session, appreciation dinner, networking and licensure related events. This opportunity provides:
Note: P.Eng. / EIT is required for this position.
Contact email: email@example.com
Program Coordinator: The engagement committee engages the engineering community to increase cooperation between engineering organizations and volunteering. The program coordinator creates and carries out strategies for executive board and committees to engage PEO members and members of other engineering organizations to encourage volunteering. Other duties include planning and hosting volunteer orientation meetings, networking and appreciation events.
This opportunity provides:
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Outreach Committee
Outreach Coordinator: The Education Outreach Committee has an important role in the community, we work to promote engineering to youths, students, professionals and the public. By organizing education outreach activities to inspire youth, students, professional and the public to explore engineering as a career. As an Outreach Coordinator your task would be to assist the committee members by attending various community events within a team based environment. You will be asked to join the team during half day or full day events that involve hands on activities at malls, museums or community centers with the Chapter Boundaries. All material and training is generally provided. This role requires someone that is willing to engage and communicate with the public.
Contact email: email@example.com
Event Planner: The Chapter conceives, plans and delivers events across a variety of categories as outreach to professional members, engineers-in-training, students and the general public. The event planner is responsible for generating ideas for diverse events of interest to members and their families, including picnics, sporting events, seminars, tours, team building and more. Working as a member of the Events Committee, the event planner will generate new ideas, contact possible venues, speakers, and service providers, negotiate pricing and formulate a proposal including budgetary estimate for consideration by the committee as a possible event to deliver. This opportunity provides:
Event Coordinator: The event coordinator is involved in executing all planned activities and events to engage the general membership for both in technical and social activities including seminars, tours, networking, sports and more. This role involves a wide scope including venue and logistics research, event setup and registration, day-of running of the event, communication of the event, and post-event analysis to identify carry-forward best practices.
This opportunity provides:
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org