Piscataway, NJ, USA  12  October 2020 –  IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, has created new volunteer opportunities for IEEE Collabratec, the organization’s community and collaboration platform.

According to John Day, IEEE Director of Member Products & Programs, growing interest and participation in IEEE Collabratec is producing inquiries from Members on how they can get involved.

We have been carefully reviewing volunteering opportunities that will pass along valuable ‘soft skills’ to our Members, and have identified near-term opportunities for program ambassadors and community moderators,” said Day.  “We are moving forward with the program ambassador opportunities this month.

The volunteer ambassador opportunity for IEEE Collabratec seeks to provide Members with the following skills and benefits:

  • Persuasive communications and presentations
  • Team building across different cultures
  • Online project coordination between multiple teams
  • Confidence building
  • Online community management and facilitation
  • Increased knowledge of IEEE
  • Expanded professional network in the engineering and technology community

Candidates for the Ambassador program will be offered comprehensive training. Those who successfully complete the training program will receive ongoing support through online communities, program staff guidance, and professionally-produced presentations and videos.

IEEE Region 8 is among IEEE’s largest Regions. As such, the Collabratec program has created volunteering opportunities spanning the geographic areas of Europe, Middle East, and Africa.  Those opportunities are now listed on the new IEEE Volunteering portal, presently in beta release, and accessible from the following links.

Europe Ambassador Opportunities


Middle East Ambassador Opportunities


Africa Ambassador Opportunities


IEEE Members from Region 8 are asked to apply by no later than 28 October, to ensure adequate time is provided for a general information session and completed training by year end.

About IEEE Collabratec

IEEE Collabratec is an online community and collaboration platform offering a suite of productivity tools, with premium-level services for IEEE Members.  The platform hosts over 100 communities on cutting-edge topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Power Electronics, and Digital Privacy.  Since its launch, the platform has been uniting the IEEE membership globally through an integrated directory of  IEEE Members and Members-only communities.

About the IEEE Volunteering Portal

Developed by the IEEE Young Professionals Program, the IEEE Volunteering portal will help connect Members and volunteer opportunities across the IEEE. The portal is in beta release, with an official roll-out scheduled for January 2021. Upon official launch, IEEE Members will be able to advertise and search for volunteering opportunities, be it short- or long-term.

About IEEE

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe. Learn more by downloading the IEEE mobile app, or visiting http://www.ieee.org.