Join the NSW Digital Access Team!

Posted by Digital Access, 2nd March 2017
Location: New South Wales, New South Wales
Applications close 30th April 2019


What is the Digital Access Team?

Digital Access is the newest of four technical fields that EWB works in, along with Structures, Energy, and Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH). In New South Wales, there is a team of volunteers for each of these technical fields.

The Digital Access team will directly contribute to EWB’s vision and goals, and provide a group of experts that can assist EWB’s work in Australia and internationally.

solutions for social change: by providing expert support to all our community partnerships working in the digital technical area, including local partnerships, international partnerships, school outreach, and pro-bono engineering projects.

redefining engineering: by leading discussions on how digital technologies can reduce poverty and improve access to opportunities for all, and on how engineers in the digital field can better engage with marginalised communities.

a global movement: by engaging students, professionals, companies, and everyone who is interested in digital technologies in humanitarian engineering, and by celebrating the role of digital technologies in poverty reduction and providing access to opportunities.


What will the team do?


We’ll have a monthly meetup to discuss all topics related to digital access and its role in poverty alleviation. Sometimes this will have presentations and guest speakers, and sometimes we’ll be planning our work and looking for ideas for new initiatives. All contributions are welcome, even if you don’t have much prior knowledge of digital technologies or community development!

In New South Wales we already have a number of projects related to digital technologies that you will be able to support, including:

  • “Connectivity” - a local community partnership to teach digital literacy skills to asylum seekers and recent migrants to Australia
  • STEM Outreach for students, especially our “Coding for Development” program
  • Support our international program though a GIS “mapathon”, and other projects coming soon!


We’re also looking for some team coordinators, to be the main points of contact for the team.

  • Attend the monthly EWB NSW meeting
  • Handle enquiries sent to the team email address
  • Post updates to the EWB Digital Access website and Facebook page



How do I apply?


Send an email to nsw.digitalaccess@ewb.org.au with:

  • Your name
  • A short introduction about yourself
  • What interests you about digital access for community development? What do you want to discuss or learn more about?
  • If you’re interested in a coordinator role, what’s your availability and how much time you can volunteer.



For more information, including on our upcoming events:

Web: https://www.ewb.org.au/nsw-digital-access
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ewbdigital
Email: nsw.digitalaccess@ewb.org.au
 

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