Summer volunteers work alongside our staff and fellow volunteers at our national office in Footscray, Victoria, with computer-based work. Based in our open-plan, light-filled, co-tenanted working space, you’ll become a part of our friendly team and join in on our regular activities (such as weekly team lunches), participate in meetings, and be a part of the annual Making an Impact Summit in December. Selection of Summer volunteers is by written application and interview. Please note that volunteer work is voluntary and unpaid. Volunteers from around Australia are welcome, but will need to make their accommodation arrangements.
EWB hosts volunteering places over the Australian summer period, Nov-Feb, for a 12-week period. Our summer volunteering opportunities suit tertiary students and recent graduates who have actively engaged with EWB Australia through their university or local EWB Chapter, and who seek to further build EWB knowledge and capabilities, increase their understanding of humanitarian engineering and community development, develop workplace skills and experience, and contribute to positive social impact.
- Tertiary students and professionals interested in community development, humanitarian engineering and creating impact through positive social change.
- Demonstration of genuine engagement with EWB Australia is desired, as we seek volunteers who strongly align with EWB’s values and mission, and can demonstrate this through active participation, such as volunteering with your local EWB Chapters
Mid Sep: applications open
Early Oct: applications close
Mid-late Oct: interviews held
End Oct: applicants notified of outcome
Early Nov: successful applicants confirm acceptance of offer
Late Nov: half-day induction workshop; internship commences
Early Dec: involvement in Making An Impact Summit
Christmas/New Year period: EWB office closure
Late Feb: internship concludes
Applications open mid-September
Shenuka Peiris, Mobilisation and Chapter Coordinator