Young Engineers Volunteer Fair

Start time: 6:00pm AEST. At our inaugural YEAS volunteer networking night, you will get to meet and mingle with various volunteer organisations who offer opportunities in education, advocacy, sustainability and/or humanitarian issues related to the engineering industry.
Young Engineers Volunteer Fair

 

In a world where sustainability and humanitarian issues are becoming dire, the role of engineers in solving these issues is critical. This event is provided to introduce you to the various ways you can give back to society outside of your regular work schedule or complement your existing work with volunteer roles suited to your engineering expertise.

During this event you will have the opportunity to network directly with several volunteer / not-for-profit organisations based in Australia over light snacks and refreshments. The participating organisations will have stations prepared to showcase their volunteer opportunities and provide further information about these opportunities for various engineering disciplines.

This event will be held in-person at the EA headquarters on Market St, Sydney CBD.

 

Participating organisations

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) 

We are a humanitarian engineering society encompassing volunteers from students to professionals, who strive for a world where technology benefits all. We believe the outcomes that result from the design and introduction of technology will always have direct and indirect impacts, on people and the environment.

Engineers have a responsibility to act as stewards of technology and consider its impacts to ensure that the results bring about positive change before, during and after its creation.

All those that came before us, who put this responsibility in our hands – now and for generations to follow. All living things and the world around us, the land, the air, the waterways and ocean.

As such, engineers acting as technology stewards have a moral imperative to design, develop and implement technology with care and consideration for all.

We host many events such as school outreaches, design summits and university challenges. Please find out more about us at https://ewb.org.au/

To reach out directly to the NSW chapter please email [email protected] or [email protected]

 

City East College (CEC) 

 The Mentor Program, an initiative of City East Community College, was established in July 2016 to support the integration of professionally skilled migrants, refugees and asylum seekers into the workforce. Too often highly skilled individuals are driving ubers or washing dishes rather than working to their full potential. This has been termed a ‘brain waste’ and is not of economic or social benefit to the individual, their family or our Australian society.

The Mentor Program connects jobseekers with volunteer professionals to create pathways to meaningful employment. There are a number of ways that volunteers can participate in the Program:

• Conduct a mock interview with a job-seeker.

• Mentor a job-seeker over a 6 month period with contact at least once every 2 weeks.

• Facilitate a small group webinar.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.cec.edu.au/mentor-program

 

Australian Volunteers (AVI) 

The Australian Volunteers Program is an Australian Government-funded initiative that supports global volunteering. We support partner organisations operating across 26 countries to achieve locally-led change and the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The program fosters strong, mutual relationships between Australia and people and communities across the Indo-Pacific to contribute to achieving equitable development outcomes.

We aim to:

  • Support partner organisations to progress their development objectives
  • Increase key stakeholders’ appreciation of the value of volunteering
  • Increase program participants’ cultural awareness and build stronger connections across countries

The Australian Volunteers Program supports global volunteering as a people-centred approach to capacity development.

Our initiatives include:

  • Matching skilled Australians to volunteer with partner organisations through volunteer assignments, including a targeted initiative for Indigenous Australian volunteers
  • Supporting partner organisation through our small grants program, the Impact Fund
  • Exploring better ways to connect ideas and people through the Innovation Hub
  • Fostering connections between international partners and Australian organisations
  • Sharing learning and knowledge through training and networking, including our Global Webinar Series
  • Supporting past volunteers to stay connected

For more information please visit our website: https://www.australianvolunteers.com/

 

Property Industry Foundation (PIF)



The Property Industry Foundation brings together the property and construction industry in a unique collaboration to have a tangible impact on youth homelessness. Powered by the industry, the Foundation builds homes for homeless youth and provides ongoing support for homes where young people can rebuild their lives.

Not every young person is able to live with their family. Youth homelessness affects 44,000 young Australians and every night 1 in 3 young people are turned away from accommodation. They need a safe and secure place to rebuild their lives. As the creator of homes and communities, our industry can and should play a role in addressing youth homelessness.

The Foundation gives pathways for change-makers to make a difference in many ways. You can become involved in building and furnishing a home for a young person; fundraise or donate your time, money, or goods in kind; or invest in yourself by accessing networking and volunteering opportunities. To find out more go to www.pif.com.au/partnerships/

Event Date Time
11 / 08 / 2022 06:00 pm–08:00 pm
Registration Closes
11 / 08 / 2022 08:00 pm
Venue
Sydney Engineers Australia Office
Mezzanine Floor, 44 Market Street
Sydney
,
New South Wales
,
2000
Cost
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Member Rate
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Technical Society Member Rate
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Student Member Rate
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Non-Member Rate
30.00
27.27
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1