Join the Global Movement to Build a Better World
EWB-USA includes 16,800 passionate individuals united in the shared belief that engineering has a critical role to play in poverty alleviation. Our vast network of dedicated members range from first-year engineering students and seasoned professionals to public health practitioners.
Become a Member
Become a member to stay up to date on the work of EWB-USA, connect with volunteer and learning opportunities, and support the movement. EWB-USA members also have exclusive access to free software, discounted training and continuing education materials.
- Student membership: free for students currently enrolled in an academic institution
- Professional membership: $100 per year* for non-students of any profession
“Engineering change has become part of who I am. There’s nothing better than aligning your work with your beliefs and being part of something bigger than yourself.” – Walt Walker, EWB-USA member
Volunteer Your Time and Expertise
Looking for a new volunteer opportunity? Our Volunteer Opportunities Board matches interested, appropriately skilled professional, corporate and student volunteers with the needs identified by EWB-USA partner communities and programs.
Join a Chapter
EWB-USA members volunteer their time and expertise through EWB-USA chapters. Members can join one of more than 286 dedicated chapters across the United States working in 45 countries around the world.
Once you are connected to an EWB-USA chapter you can attend meetings, network with like-minded individuals and directly engage in EWB-USA programs and projects. It is through our chapter structure that all EWB-USA project work happens. Chapters partner directly with communities on community-driven engineering projects to meet basic human needs.
Become a Mentor
EWB-USA professional members have the unique opportunity to mentor the next generation of engineers to make a lasting difference in the lives of others. EWB-USA student chapters are in need of mentors to oversee the technical aspects of their community development programs and to provide overall guidance.
As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to travel to the project site and see firsthand the difference your work — and the work of the students — makes in the lives of others. EWB-USA student chapters are in need of mentors with expertise in the areas of engineering, construction and international development to ensure the high quality of our programs.
Most mentors make a personal connection to nearby student chapters. Locate a student chapter near you >>
Mentors can also connect with student chapters in need of their expertise through the EWB-USA mentor coordination program. The mentor coordinator database allows you to sign up and indicate you are interested in becoming a mentor and allows EWB-USA’s student chapters to search for potential mentors. Join the mentor coordination database >>