Inspiring primary and secondary students to become the next generation of engineering and technical professionals. 

We believe that engineering and technical professions have a significant role to play in solving global challenges. We want to inspire the next generation of professionals. Our School Outreach and Regioneering programs do just that.

What is school outreach?

Ambassador Rob Snelling writes about the school outreach program and its impacts on trainers and students. 

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School outreach: The facts

Get all the information you need regarding the School Outreach and Regioneering program.

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Watch: School outreach in action

A three-minute insight into the School Outreach and Regioneering program, this trip headed to the Torres Strait.

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WAtch: Join as a volunteer

School Outreach is delivered by Uni students trained by EWB, helping them develop their personal and professional skills.

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The EWB School Outreach program sends teams of trained EWB volunteers into schools to run creative, hands-on workshops designed to open young people’s minds to the challenges facing developing countries. They also highlight inspiring career options available to engineers and technical professionals and the power of humanitarian engineering to create positive change.


Core School Outreach Modules include: 

  • Renewable Energy Workshop - how EWB bring's light to marginalised communities.
  • Water Filtration Workshops - how we create clean water systems, based on our work in Cambodia. 
  • Appropriate Housing Workshops - how to create appropriate and sustainable housing in developing countries. 
  • Prosthetic Limb building workshop - use basic materials to change someone's life.  
  • Coding for Development module,  teaching how to code disaster warning systems in developing countries. 
  • The program targets primary and secondary school students, particularly those from Indigenous, female or low socio-economic backgrounds, and is delivered by university students (usually engineering students).


View module links to the Australian National Curriculum

It also offers university student volunteers a wonderful opportunity to develop skills in leadership, public speaking, and community engagement.

To request a workshop, choose your state:

Victoria    New South Wales   Queensland     South Australia    Western Australia   


To volunteer with the program:

1. Sign up as a School Outreach volunteer at

2. Read and follow the actions in the confirmation email.

3. This email will prompt you to log in to your EWB dashboard with your personal email where you will see the School Outreach Training checklist.

4. Complete each of the items listed for you in the School Outreach Training checklist and ensure they're marked off successfully as you go through them.

5. Register your attendance for a School Outreach training event (or if you have already attended training, apply to have this verified on the system).

Once all of these steps have been completed, you will be able to access the SO workshop calendar and sign up for upcoming SO presenter opportunities.

All School Outreach volunteers will need to sign up through this system to volunteer with the School Outreach.

Note: If you are a company wanting to get involved, please contact Anna Cain - Volunteer Outreach Lead via email or on +61 3 8582 1866.


To find out more
Contact Anna Cain
Volunteer Outreach Lead
via email or on +61 3 8582 1866


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