As a basis for this program, we have surveyed our previous volunteers to find out about their experiences being involved with Power of Engineering. The results from this survey will help to inform the development of Power of Engineering’s new Volunteers Program, which is being designed to progressively develop engineering students and graduates in core professional skills such as project management, financial management, public speaking, communication, leadership and more.
SNAPSHOT OF RESULTS
57% of respondents have volunteered more than once
79% of respondents started volunteering during their first three years of university
97% of respondents had FUN volunteering with Power of Engineering!
The top 5 reasons respondents volunteered with Power of Engineering
- Encourage high school students into engineering 100%
- Give back to the engineering community 76%
- Thought it would be fun 64%
- To gain experience 33%
- To network 24%
In 2016 we will be drafting a detailed and specific volunteer strategy.