Volunteers are an essential part of the IEEE organization. IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) offers many ways to get involved.
If you are interested in volunteering with IEEE WIE, the best place to get started is with your local WIE Affinity Group. Affinity Groups provide an opportunity for members to participate in local activities and network. Opportunities include coordinating events, mentoring, or serving as an officer.
If there is no Affinity Group in your area, you can start one in your Section or Student Branch by recruiting six other IEEE Members willing to be part of the Affinity Group and then submitting a petition.
View our IEEE Pre-University Education Volunteer Participation Guide (PDF, 2.41MB) which includes information and ways to get involved in pre-university education activities.
STAR was developed to address the growing concern that girls are discouraged from careers in mathematics, science, and engineering at a young age. This educational outreach program promotes involvement of IEEE members with local junior high and high schools to inspire a positive image of engineering careers. Through a one-to-one interaction of IEEE volunteers with a Teacher-Student Team, the goal of STAR is to create a technical support network for teachers and a mentoring program for the students.
The WIEC is appointed by the IEEE Board of Directors. IEEE's nominations and appointments process seeks to identify the best qualified persons within the Committee's scope. You can find further information, including a nomination form, on the Nomination and Appointment Web page.
Please donate to the IEEE Women in Engineering fund.