The Buddy is the crucial link between EWB's overseas field volunteers and the knowledge hubs, chapters, alumni and other support in Australia. Buddies support EWB's international program from Australia and are in turn supported by the buddy coordination team and local chapter.
We are searching for bright and adaptable volunteers with a passion for international development to work closely with the buddy team and key stakeholders in your region to achieve the following:
  • Better knowledge flow between the field volunteer and the wider EWB membership.
  • Greater opportunities for EWB members to remotely contribute to the international program. 
  • Continuous improvement of the buddy program.
The buddy program is an excellent way to gain insight into community development.Our volunteers often find that the most challenging aspect of a placement isn't the technical work. Rather, it's understanding cultural context, working in remote locations, managing stakeholders and addressing complex situations with integrity.
As a buddy you will be able to support and learn alongside your volunteer. Getting involved with the Buddy Program is an excellent opportunity for anyone aspiring to go on placement themselves, or for experienced professionals who may have undertaken a placement or worked in Australia on projects with a strong community and stakeholder engagement focus.
For further information, please contact

Volunteer opportunities open now!

Buddy positions supporting international field placements for round 19 are now closed. Check out the position description for more information and how to apply.