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Volunteer with us

EWB volunteers are passionate about human-centred engineering and creating a positive change in the world.
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Many ways to volunteer

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, participate in one of our programs, or volunteer. There are many opportunities to give your time, in ways that align with your skills, interests and experience.

Code of Conduct

To ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and enriching experience, EWB Volunteers are expected to bring a spirit of respect and integrity to their engagement with EWB. Our Volunteer Code of Conduct guides our Volunteers as they contribute to EWB’s mission and vision.

Open volunteering opportunities

Explore these volunteer opportunities available in all our states through our chapters

Local Chapters

Join a local chapter to participate and explore volunteering opportunities close to you.

Volunteer overseas

Become an Australian volunteer field professional on a 9-20 month assignment.

National office

Gain work experience, learn new skills and support our programs, based at our HQ.

“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

Volunteering in the Torres Strait

Chelsea Hayward, supported by the 2017 MECCA M-Power scholarship, travelled to the Torres Strait Islands with a group of volunteers to pilot some new School Outreach resources.

Register to Volunteer

Starting your volunteering with EWB Australia is easy.

Stories of volunteering

Mobilising the Accessible Moto v2.0

Mobilising the Accessible Moto v2.0

Over the past year as EWB Australia initiated its new mobilisation program which matches volunteers with specific real-world projects to support EWB’s work. To launch the program, we identified three distinct streams: Open Challenges - such as the BirthWatch project...

BirthWatch – from open challenge to mobilised design

BirthWatch – from open challenge to mobilised design

Open Challenges are a mechanism that forms part of EWB Australia’s new Mobilisation program. An Open Challenge focuses on a discrete part of a real-life engineering problem, allowing our network to engage in crowd-sourced ideation, creativity and innovation. The...

The EWB Challenge Showcase 2020 – it’s a wrap!

The EWB Challenge Showcase 2020 – it’s a wrap!

The EWB Challenge Showcase for 2020 has wrapped up three days of online hosted pitches, presentations and webinars, celebrating the hard work of over 10,000 university students. Our partner for this year, the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT), has been inspired...