Volunteer & Careers
Get InvolvedVolunteer & Careers

EWB Australia was founded in 2003 on the idea that engineering, along with complementary skill sets and aligned organisations, can lift people out of poverty. One of the best ways to contribute to making this vision a reality is to work with us, volunteer or participate with EWB in one of our programs.

CAREERS @ EWB

Join our innnovative team and use your skills to strengthen the humanitarian engineering movement. We are keen to work with seeking talented, enthusiastic people - check back here for open vacancies.


 

Get Involved!

You can participate in many of our programs both locally in Australia through you Region or University Chapter and National Office or Overseas through our International Development Partnerships Program.  See below for more detail.  Touch base with the relevant program co-ordinator if you would like to talk about new ideas and ways to get involved!

 

 

BE ENGAGED IN YOUR LOCAL REGION
- EWB Australia Chapters

Student / Professional

  • Join your university or region chapter to participate in delivering school outreach workshops, fundraise for EWB, host knowledge sharing events and activities, use your technical knowledge to support our programs, promote EWB, network with like-minded people, mentor emerging engineers and humanitarian professionals, build leadership skills and knowledge in humanitarian engineering and support local community organisations in non-technical and upskilling initiatives through our local partnership program  
  • Take up a specific role or opportunity in a local chapter
  • Become an EWB Australia ambassador and agent of change in your workplace! Get your workplace involved - contact our corporate partnerships co-ordinator for more details.


Don't have a chapter at your university? Speak to your region chapter about support in establishing one!

If you are not located in a major city centre, reach out to your region chapter and they can put you in touch with others in your region and discuss ways to be involved from your location.

Vic Region Chapter

Local Partnership - SAIL

 

 

VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS
International Field Professional Program

Student

  • Participate in one of our Education programs through your university
     

Professional

  • Become a Field Professional on a 9-18 month field placement
  • Support a Field Professional overseas - Join your local chapter and the Buddy Program
  • Use your technical knowledge and skills and support research, thematic strategy development and knowledge sharing by joining a Knowledge Hub through your region chapter 

 

STEM IN SCHOOLS - School Outreach & Regioneering

Student

  • Learn and facilitate STEM workshops with primary and secondary schools in Australia - Join your Local Chapter to find out more
  • Develop learning modules with School Outreach Program co-ordinator and Knowledge Hub teams.
  • Inspire students by sharing your journey into EWB, STEM and humanitarian engineering  - sign-up as an EWB Australia speaker (coming soon)
     

Professional

  • Learn and facilitate STEM workshops with primary and secondary schools in Australia - Join your Local Chapter or talk to our corporate partnerships manager for corporate training & delivery packages
  • Develop learning modules with School Outreach Program co-ordinator and Knowledge Hub teams.

Regioneering trip in the Torres Strait

 

REAL WORLD CHALLENGES - EWB Challenge

Student

  • Participate in the program through your university course
  • If you have participated previously, support teams as a mentor/tutor! Speak to your university course advisor.
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Professional 

  • Use your technical knowledge and skills to review challenge projects - become a reviewer!
  • Develop challenge ideas into reality - speak to a Knowledge Hub or contact our corporate partnerships manager for corporate hack team opportunities

 

EWB Challenge participants

 

STUDY TOURS - Humanitarian Design Summits

Student

  • Participate in a trip through your university
  • Share your story and become a Humanitarian Design Summit Ambassador - contact program co-ordinator for more information
     

Professional

  • Join as a participant - sometimes places become available on trips that are open to non-university students.  Sign up to be a member to look out for these opportunities
  • Become a trip mentor or facilitator - advertised regularly throughout the year - become a member to receive updates
  • Join a trip as a corporate fellow - contact our corporate partnerships manager 
Presenting ideas to community partner

 

EMPOWERING RESEARCH - Research Program

Student


Professional

 

PRO BONO ENGINEERING - EWB Connect

Student

  • Learn about creating Social Change in the engineering and construction sector - sign up to become a member and watch out for EWB Connect events and newsletters
  • Participate in a Knowledge Hub who may be supporting an EWB Connect initiative at times
     

Professional

  • Learn about creating Social Change in the engineering and construction sector - sign up to become a member and watch out for EWB Connect events and newsletters
  • Express interest in your business joining EWB Connect as a Business member and provide pro bono professional support services to communities around Australia
  • Participate in a Knowledge Hub through your chapter - occasionally they will be involved in supporting EWB Connect initiatives where additional technical experience and resources can be utilised
  • Be a social impact champion in your workplace - learn about how you can create social outcomes and opportunities in everyday engineering practice (coming soon)

 

SUPPORT A PROGRAM OR ORGANISATION
Volunteer at National Office

Student / Professional

Volunteers at Link Festival 2016

 

Current local Volunteer positions

Anywhere (Online)

Youth Spark Career Pathways | Infoxchange


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Remote Mentoring


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Expressions of Interest for Buddy Program


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Reviewers – Journal of Humanitarian Engineering


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Overseas

Cultural Awareness Options Study Officer


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Celebrating EWB's Volunteers

Volunteers in EWB's Australian chapters, overseas field placements and at national office, make an incredible contribution to our work in creating positive social change and meaningful impact through humanitarian engineering and community development.   Some of the ways we recognise and celebrate our volunteers include:

See how we celebrate volunteers
 

National Volunteer Week 2017
Nominate Amazing EWB Volunteers for a "Shout Out"!

During 8-15 May 2017, EWB Australia (and many organisations across the country) will recognise, celebrate and thank our amazing volunteers.

The "Shout Out" is a call for EWB'ers  to nominate and thank our volunteers for the positive impact they're creating.   Nominees  will be showcased on our "Shout Out" Honour Roll on our website and an individual acknowledgement recognising and thanking them for their incredible contribution to EWB's work.  Help us to acknowledge and celebrate our volunteers this May!


 

Submit details here to nominate a great EWB volunteer!

"My journey as a volunteer has encouraged me to believe that everything is possible. The biggest reward of volunteering has been my own satisfaction and personal growth."
- Karina Ojeda

 
Karina Ojeda at Link Festival 2013. Photo: Alexandra Tran.