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Local Network volunteering opportunities in Asia Pacific

If you are interested in volunteering for a position on one of the IET Asia Pacific Local Network (LN) committees, please take a look at the list of opportunities and apply today!

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LNs that are currently recruiting:

Auckland:

Community Activity Organiser
Community Publicity and Promotion Officer
Online Community Administrator
PATW Coordinator
Community Vice-Chair

Brunei:

Community Treasurer (non-UK)
Community Publicity and Promotion Officer
Schools Liaison Officer
Community Activity Organiser

The Young Professional Section (YPS) committee are also looking for volunteers to:

New South Wales (inc  ACT):

Looking for volunteers to be part of the local network either through Young Professionals (YPs) Committee or through the Senior Executive Committee.

Queensland:

Any volunteers who are looking to inspire, inform and influence in all areas at a local level would be made very welcome.

South Island:

We organise events principally in the Christchurch area both for professional development and general interest, socialising with other organisations in the area. Recently we have organised lectures on astronomy and nano-technology and we are hoping to organise more events in 2017, including some site visits.

We are looking for professionals from all backgrounds to join the committee and in particular would be keen to have some young professionals or representatives from industry or consultancies on the committee. If you are interested, contact us and join us at the next meeting! Specific positions that are currently available are:

Community Activity Organiser
Community Publicity and Promotion Officer
Community Secretary
Community Vice Chair
Online Community Administrator
Present Around the World Coordinator

South Australia and Northern Territory:

Looking for volunteers to be part of the local network either through Young Professionals (YPs) Committee or through the Senior Executive Committee.

Tasmania:

Any volunteers who are looking to inspire, inform and influence in all areas at a local level would be made very welcome.

Victoria:

In addition to volunteers with a general interest in joining the Senior or YP Committees there are specific requirements for volunteers with an interest to fill the roles of a Community Publicity and Promotion Officer, an Online Community Administrator and a Community Activity Officer.

Western Australia:

In addition to volunteers with a general interest in joining the Senior or YP Committees there is specific requirements for volunteers with an interest to fill the roles of Professional Review InterviewerLifeskills Presenters and Professional Development Mentor.

What are LNs?

IET Local Networks deliver activities that explore topics relating to science, engineering and technology. They offer opportunities, at events and online, for likeminded individuals to share knowledge and network. Their events are suitable for professionals as well as members of the general public and are free to attend for members and non-members alike. All of the LNs around the world are led by committees of volunteer members.
 
As well as expanding your knowledge, attending LN events can also count towards your Continued Professional Development (CPD).

What do we look for in a LN volunteer?

An individual who wants to be more engaged and is passionate about raising general awareness of science, engineering, and technology.

What are the benefits?

By becoming a LN volunteer, you will be able to:

  • learn new skills;
  • gain more awareness of SET topics;
  • network and make new connections;
  • count your activity towards CPD;
  • be affiliated with a professional international body.

Meet Karla Smith

Karla Smith Karla is currently volunteer for the IET in a variety of roles. She is Chair of the Communities Committee - Asia Pacific (CC-AP). She is also on the Communities Resourcing Committee (CRC), a member of the NZ Forum, and of the South Island Local Network (LN) committee.

“I first got involved with the IET by entering the Present Around the World Competition.  A few months later an email came around asking for volunteers, and I thought that I would see what was involved.  I've now been volunteering for the IET for about ten years - I started off as the postgraduate representative for my local On Campus group, became Treasurer, started getting involved nationally, and then stood for, and was elected to, Council.  I was then elected to the Communities Resourcing Committee, and I am now the Chair of the Communities Committee - Asia Pacific.  At each step along the way I have met great people, and I've also improved many of the soft-skills that are so important for a successful career.  To top it all off, I know I've made a difference - I've helped the IET with its mission to influence, inspire and inform people.  What more could you want?”

Apply today!

If you are interested in applying for any of the above, please submit your application today.

Good luck!