Get involved with Waterloo Engineering!
There are many opportunities for you to get involved to give back to your alma mater with your time and talent. Below, explore the various ways to share your knowledge and expertise to enrich the lives of current engineering students and your fellow engineering classmates.
The Dean's Advisory Council provides input and guidance towards Faculty priorities and future strategic directions while helping to garner the additional resources needed to further Waterloo Engineering in its mission of education, research and knowledge transfer.
To volunteer, please e-mail the Director of Development, Engineering.
The Alumni Council is an alumni volunteer advisory committee whose goal is to advance the mission of the University of Waterloo and help serve the needs of the alumni community.
Volunteer Position Description
Waterloo Engineering Alumni Affairs and the Faculty of Engineering host a number of events each year where alumni guest speakers can make a great contribution.
These may include student educational forums, alumni gatherings such as professional development seminars hosted by a regional chapter, or presentations by student-directed organizations such as Women in Engineering and Engineers Without Borders. Alumni volunteers may participate in a range of speaking opportunities, from presenting a seminar in their area of expertise to sitting on a panel of speakers to addressing an intimate gathering or leading a question and answer period.
Because the time commitment, responsibilities, and benefits range widely across speaking opportunities, a detailed job description does not exist for this volunteer opportunity.
To be added to our list of potential guest speakers and to discuss your areas of interest and expertise, sign up online to indicate your interest.
Become an event host or volunteer
Engineering Alumni Affairs hosts many events throughout the year. Most notably, reunions are held on-campus on a yearly basis. Other alumni events may be hosted by alumni at their company location.
Although these events are planned and administered by staff in Engineering Alumni Affairs, alumni participation and volunteer assistance is always welcome and encouraged at our alumni events.
Alumni can assist with special events by consulting on the planning process, assisting with promotions, or helping run the actual event. At any given event, alumni volunteers may be used to help set up a location, take registrations, or introduce and thank speakers.
Because volunteer time commitments, responsibilities, and benefits range widely across events, a detailed job description does not exist for this volunteer opportunity. To be added to our list of event volunteers and to discuss your volunteer interests, sign up online to indicate your interest.
Become a fundraising volunteer
In a time of decreasing public funding for post-secondary education and increasing demands on the post-secondary education system, it is extremely important for universities to obtain funding from other sources, including government granting agencies, research contracts, corporate sponsorship, and philanthropic gifts from alumni, friends, and industry.
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo has placed a priority on fundraising to meets its philanthropic goals. The Faculty has a team of full-time Development Officers who work with faculty members, administrators, and volunteers to raise funds for the Faculty's many worthy projects.
Alumni volunteers may help raise funds for the Faculty by soliciting gifts from their peers or companies, championing a specific cause, or helping identify prospective donors. Because of the wide variation in volunteer opportunities for alumni interested in assisting with fundraising for the Faculty, a general job description is not available for this opportunity.
To find out more about how you can help raise funds for your Faculty, contact the Director, Development & Alumni Affairs, Faculty of Engineering or sign up online to indicate your interest.
To make a personal gift to the Faculty of Engineering, visit the on-line pledge form.