VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Current Positions

GeoWomen Communications Coordinator and Administrator
Committee:  GeoWomen
Our motivation, as the CSPG GeoWomen community, is to provide a space for women in geoscience careers (whose level of experience varies) to meet and share experiences. Our events aim to communicate the realities of the journey through our careers.  We meet to network and share stories and strategies on navigating a career in geoscience.  This is an exciting opportunity to take on a pivotal role in our group. 

Skills required:  have a creative sense and be skilled in digital communication; ability to communicate with event organizers and act as-needed especially for event publication; has knowledge and/or experience in using Google Drive, Mailchimp and Wordpress website; detail-oriented with a sense of artistic creativity for choosing a design for the newsletter; excellent written and verbal English communication.
Time commitment:  1-2 hours per month
Location: Work can be done on your own time from home or work.  There is one downtown lunch-hour event per month (attendance is optional).
Why volunteer:  To help organize and promote events, get your name out there in the geoscience community by liaising with professional organizations, members potential speakers and posting event details to social media.  Meet other geoscience professionals and build your network while helping support and promote women in geosciences in Calgary.
Responsibilities:

- To communicate with GeoWomen founders/leaders to get updates on planned events
- Post event announcement on the GeoWomen website
- Update changes and add new members into the Mailchimp email list.
- Send monthly newsletters once you get all the details about the event
- Post GeoWomen event announcements in the LinkedIn Group
- Manage and administer GeoWomen LinkedIn Group - approve new members who sign up
- Regularly send GeoWomen event announcement to other group through email
- Manage files in shared folder in Google Drive

How to apply: please contact jkasante@shaw.ca

Medal of Merit Award Committee 2019
1-3 volunteers needed for 2019 and beyond
Committee Profile: The Medal of Merit Committee is composed of industry professionals and annually recommends the winner of the award for the best peer-reviewed paper on a subject related to the petroleum geology of Canada. The medal is the most prestigious technical award of the society and has been awarded since 1952. The list of previous award recipients and additional information on the committee can be found on the CSPG website.
Committee Members: Work independently to evaluate the quality of papers from the previous publication year and provide input on choosing the best paper of the year. Papers and criteria for evaluating papers are supplied by the committee chair – no additional work is needed other than reading and reviewing papers.
Member Benefit:  Instead of having a pile of papers you want to read, as a member of the committee you will actually stay up-to-date with the geologic literature and by doing so you will maintain and expand your geologic knowledge.  
Qualifications: committee members should have an appreciation for and interest in the scientific literature and an ability to critically read scientific papers. Typically, these skills are most common with members who have an MSc or PhD and/or at least two years of industry experience but all are welcome.
Time commitment: From April to October, sufficient time to do initial screening and ranking of 30 to 50 papers, followed by detailed review/reading of 5 to 10 papers. Attend, or phone into 2-3 lunch hour meetings downtown Calgary (lunch provided). Estimated time commitment is 10-30 hours but varies by volunteer.
For more information or to volunteer for the committee please contact Ross Kukulski - ross.kukulski@chevron.com


Photographer

CSPG is looking for photographers to take pictures at our events
Committee: Various
Skills required:  Basic photography, digital editing
Time Commitment: 1.5 to 4 hours per event
Duties and Responsibilities:  Bring your own camera to the event to take photos of CSPG members participating in event.  Photos to be submitted to CSPG staff coordinator one week after the event.
Location: Various venues in downtown Calgary
Why volunteer: networking, references, build your skills
Requirements:  a DSLR camera
How to Apply: send an email to membership@cspg.org with a few photos from your personal collection