Young Professionals Group: Call for Volunteers!

June 28, 2022

ACEC-BC’s Young Professionals Group is looking for new volunteers!

Today, over 400 ACEC-BC members serve as professional volunteers on our Board, Committees, and as appointees to partner organizations. These members know that we achieve more when we work together to build a community of common interests. That’s the hallmark of membership with ACEC-BC – We’re Better Together.

Whether you’re looking to build your leadership skills or grow your professional network, ACEC-BC’s Young Professionals Group offers volunteering opportunities to help you take your career to the next level.

Volunteer positions range from organizing networking and professional development events and conferences, to being a Young Professional representative on ACEC-BC committees with senior leaders from the consulting industry. All volunteer positions present great opportunities to expand and develop skills such as leading meetings and organizing events while networking with others in the consulting industry.

Ready to get involved? Submit the below form by July 13, 2022!

Volunteer Position Types

Conference Planning Committee

Member at Large: Various positions available, including nominating and organizing speakers; sponsorship; networking; conference logistics, and support during conference events. The current committee is organizing the virtual conference for September 2022 – new volunteers would be expected to get involved October 2022 onwards for the 2023 conference.

Lower Mainland Sub-Committee

Networking: Organize and help promote social networking events (e.g. Pub Nights, virtual trivia, etc.) at least quarterly.

Professional Development: Find and coordinate speakers for seminars, facilitate/introduce presenters, work with the ACEC-BC staff to organize venue (if in person) or webinar logistics.

Student Outreach: Coordinate with post-secondary institutions in the Lower Mainland for career fairs, outreach events, and mentoring opportunities.

Member at Large: Contribute ideas for initiatives to pursue and support the committee with tasks as required.

Regional Sub-Committee (Kamloops, Okanagan, Prince George, Vancouver Island)

Member at Large: Regional committees focus on initiatives for YP’s in that geographic region. Roles includes: professional development, networking, community involvement, and student outreach.

ACEC-BC Mainline Committees YP Representative

There are multiple ACEC-BC Mainline Committees which are comprised of senior representatives from member firms.  Each committee has a YP representative who is responsible for bringing a YP perspective to the committee and participating in committee actions.  Vacant positions on the mainline committees include:

BC Hydro Liaison Committee: Liaise with BC Hydro staff as well as ACEC-BC member firm senior leaders.

Metro Vancouver Liaison Committee: Liaise with Metro Vancouver staff as well as ACEC-BC member firm senior leaders.

Membership Affairs: Support the Association on actions that promote member engagement and new member recruitment.

Transportation Conference: Support the organization of the 2023 Transportation Conference and liaise with TransLink, and BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and senior representatives form ACEC-BC member firms.

Volunteer Form

The call for YPG volunteers is now closed! If you have any questions please contact us at ypg@acec-bc.ca

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