Volunteer Opportunities

ACEC British Columbia YPG participates in a wide range of outreach initiatives to promote the consulting engineering industry. YP's have been sent to conferences in Whistler, Quebec, and soon London to represent our Association. Further, YPs have attended numerous Industry Nights and Career fairs at local post-secondary institutions to share experiences with graduates eager to learn more about their career options in consulting engineering. If you have questions about volunteering with the YP group, or would like to get involved, please contact Maddy Jamieson, maddy@acec-bc.ca or 604-687-2811 ext. 4.


YPG Steering Committees

Collaborate with like-minded individuals and build your contacts for future partnerships by participating on the provincial or one of the regional YP steering committees. Regional committees include: Lower Mainland, Okanagan, Vancouver Island and Prince George. These committees organize YP events, such as breakfast seminars and socials, as well as community outreach initiatives.

Nominations are accepted annually during the Spring. If you are interested in volunteering on a YPG Steering Committee, please contact the YPG Steering Committee for further details on the timeline and the process. 

YPG Main Line Committee Representative

ACEC-BCs committees help members deal with issues in procurement, contracts, proposals and legislation in four industry sectors: Transportation, Municipal, Building as well as Resource and Energy. A Young Professional is assigned to each of the following committees and provides quarterly updates on the activities and initiatives taken on by these other volunteer groups within ACEC-BC. Here are a list of Main Line Committees:

  • Building Engineering Committee
  • Business Practice Committee
  • Membership Affairs Committee
  • Municipal Engineering Committee
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Resource & Energy Committee
  • Transportation Committee
  • Young Professionals' Group Steering Committee

If you are interested in volunteering on a Main Line Committee as a Young Professional, please contact the YPG Steering Committee.

UBC Engineering - Mentoring Program

Share your experiences, lessons and future goals with a UBC undergraduate student. This program offers students the opportunity to network with industry professionals and gain valuable skills, such as interviewing and communications, while expanding their knowledge about the engineering professions. 

Apply by emailing mentoring.engineeering@ubc.ca (please also cc' lia@acec-bc.ca). Further details on the program can be found at the UBC Engineering Faculty Webpage.

Click here to download the flyer.

YPG Ambassador

Are you interested in getting involved in the Young Professionals' Group? The YPG is looking for individuals to take on the role of the YPG Ambassador. This is a great opportunity to share your experience as a young consultant with university student groups and offer insight to those who are in the transition of completing their studies and entering the workforce. Click here to download the YPG Ambassador Brochure or contact Lia Spidlen, ACEC-BC Marketing Coordinator at 604-687-2811 ext. 4, lia@acec-bc.ca to learn more about becoming a YPG Ambassador. 

Recognizing Volunteers in the YP Network: Young Professional Award

One of the other initiatives YPG has undertaken is the establishment of the Young Professional Award, recognizing the extraordinary achievements of some of our own. If you would like to nominate someone you know, please look for the ACEC British Columbia nomination package available every winter. Past winners of the award can be found in the Awards section of the ACEC-BC web site, here.

Further Volunteer Opportunities

Engineers and Geoscientists of BC Career Awareness Program

Through the Career Awareness Program, Engineers and Geoscientists BC send 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.
Find out more here

Scientists and Innovators in Schools

Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) endeavours to promote science and technology in elementary and secondary schools throughout the whole province. SIS seeks dedicated volunteers from various fields to bring the world of STEM into the classroom. A volunteer's aim is to use his or her expertise and knowledge to stimulate interest in science and technology in an exciting and fun way. find out more here.