International Volunteer Placements
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EWB works with partners and developing communities in Timor-Leste, Cambodia and Vanuatu, enabling access to the knowledge, resources and appropriate technologies they need to improve their livelihoods.

EWB is seeking proactive, adaptable, culturally-sensitive and resilient people who are passionate about sharing their technical skills and experience to achieve a positive impact on marginalised communities and to create change within the Australian engineering sector.

 Explore our Upcoming Overseas Placements 


These 12 to 20 month positions are voluntary, however a living allowance will be provided to cover general day-to-day expenses and accommodation. Airfares, insurance, language training and visa costs will also be covered.

Working overseas and contributing to local development projects through capacity building, is an experience of a lifetime. It provides you the ultimate learning and cultural exchange opportunity, both personally and professionally. Find out more about the adventure you could take,  by checking out this video of EWB volunteers sharing their experiences of volunteering in South and South East Asia.

Placements will work with EWB international community partners in the fields of:

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Disability inclusive approaches and assistive technologies
  • Housing construction and materials development
  • Land tenure and community mapping
  • Vocational training in fields of plumbing, electricity & construction
  • University curriculum development and delivery
  • Climate resilient infrastructure development
  • Professional skills and organisational development 
  • Appropriate technology development

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EWB Overseas Placements - Background

Are you looking for something meaningful? Do you want to be the change you wish to see in the world? We provide mechanisms to volunteer in communities overseas, locally, remote Australia, even from home! We accommodate a range of professionals from all stages of their career and experiences.

For profiles of current overseas field volunteers, please read here

If you are considering volunteering with EWB, please refer to the FAQ section