Want to volunteer?
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Engineers Without Borders UK works to relieve poverty around the world. Our partners are dedicated to reducing poverty through the use of engineering and appropriate technology - and we are delighted to be supporting their work.
As an EWB-UK volunteer you can help by contributing your own energy, creativity and skills. UK-based university students and professionals with less than four years technical experience can apply to become an EWB-UK Placement Volunteer. Placements are based in both developing countries and the UK and last 3-12 months.
About 75% of placements are summer placements which aim to start at the beginning of July but are flexible. There are other placements that are available throughout the year.
What is volunteering with EWB-UK like? Take a look at our blogs, case studies and past placements.
For more information about being a volunteer and the requirements......Read our FAQs
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Last year's placement volunteers
We had 26 placement and 16 branch partnership volunteers traveling around the world last summer and into autumn and winter (some are still away). From rainwater harvesting in Mexico City to teaching house building techniques in Bangladesh, these placements were varied in both location and aim.
Working with REDR
REDR UK is an international disaster relief charity which trains aid workers and provides skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes worldwide, helping to save and rebuild the lives of people affected by natural and man-made disasters. REDR works together with us on the placements programme, helping identify new placements and recruit volunteers and providing a vital link between volunteering and a career in the aid sector. You can find out much more about REDR services and affiliate membership at http://redr.org.uk/en/Membership/Become_a_member.cfm.
Other sources of volunteer opportunities, in case volunteering with us isn't the opportunity you are looking for.
What out summer 2012 volunteers have been doing gives a flavour of what volunteering with us is all about.
Our UK internships with Practical Action explains what you can do volunteering with us and with one of our main UK partners.
EWB-UK training events and trips are a good way to pick up new skills and knowledge that help you in international development work.