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Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to help make this national conference a success!


The Local Organizing Committee needs volunteers to host and assist the conference attendees with registration, direction, schedule and general information, exhibition monitoring, plenary and technical sessions support, presentation rooms monitoring, media coverage, venue setup and cleanup.



As a volunteer engineering student, Professional Engineer or Geoscientist you will have many opportunities to connect with practitioners, executives and academics in a relaxed setting.


  • Admission equivalent to time volunteered (1/2 day to be on the day of volunteered).
  • Pizza (or similar) and refreshments (please provide any dietary restrictions).
  • Professional development, interaction with wide geo community.
  • 4.5 to 8 hrs of time commitment, with a majority of the needs on week days (4.5hrs for ½ day benefit, 8 hrs for full day benefit). If you wish to volunteer more than 8 hrs that would be great!
  • Business attire preferred. Neat casual attire is acceptable (no jeans, sneakers).


To apply as a volunteer for the Conference and Exhibition, please send an email directly to the Volunteer Coordinator and provide the following information:

  • Full name and affiliation (Company, School or other).
  • Preferred contact email and telephone number.
  • Expected availability (time and day) – Shifts: Sunday to Wednesday from 7 am to 12:00 pm; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday and Tuesday from 5 pm to 10 pm. Sunday may require from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Preferred volunteering role, if any.
  • Dietary restrictions, if any.
  • If you want to sign up for the same shift as a colleague please notify us know when you apply.


For any questions please contact:

Patrick Nolan at pnolan@bgcengineering.ca

CGS GeoVancouver2016 Volunteer Coordinator