Volunteers are our world.
We would not be able to make a positive impact on the communities we serve without them – without you! As a student volunteer, a rewarding opportunity awaits – join us and be a part of achieving our vision.
You’ll learn more about the work we do and how we do it, add practical experience to your classroom theory, meet like-minded people, build a solid resume in readiness for graduation, and know your contribution is making a positive impact. There’s a number of ways that you can put your hand up.
Connect with your University Chapter to participate in events and volunteer projects.
National Office Placements
Throughout the year we offer opportunities for our EWB network to work alongside our National Office team – either at our office or remotely. It enables our committed volunteers to learn more about EWB’s work, support staff in the delivery of programs and initiatives, build our community, and further develop your individual capabilities in the sector.
Throughout the year EWB offers volunteering opportunities to work on specific project-based work – and you don’t need to be an engineer!
What skills do I need to volunteer? Where will I be located? Seek the answers to your questions about volunteering at our national office.
Inspire F-12 students to explore a future in STEM by delivering workshops in the classroom.
EWB has clearly defined goals and strategies on how to achieve them. They carry out lots of meaningful work and have many great initiatives that benefit our society. Being a volunteer with such a well-regarded and well-run organisation is a huge positive. You know the time you spend with EWB on their initiatives is not wasted time, and it will have an impact. Volunteering with EWB has been an immensely valuable experience.
Alongside student volunteer opportunities, EWB Australia also offers a suite of university-integrated education and research programs, including the EWB University Challenge, Research Program and Humanitarian Design Summits. All tailored to facilitate student learning and immersion in human-centred design and sustainable development, through an engineering lens.
Stories of Volunteering
Pictured: In Bangladesh, Akhi is trialling the ATEC biodigester. Since launching as a social enterprise, ATEC* (of which EWB Australia is a shareholder) has reached over 1,500 households across rural Cambodia with its biodigester technology. Last year, a AU$2.35...
Pictured: Francis is happier and healthier three days after receiving oxygen therapy for suspected pneumonia/sepsis. Image credit: Peter Casamento Photography/FREO2 Pneumonia is the biggest killer of children across the globe, causing over 800,000 deaths per year*....
EWB Board Member Peter McArdle reflects on COVID-19 and where it lands in the humanitarian-development nexus. Never before has the public been so captivated by a graph. Sure, engineers are used to taking solace in the comfort of a curve, but this is not… typical,...
Anna Cain, Mobilisation Manager
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