Farmer-to-Farmer Program: Engineers Boost the Longevity of Kosovo’s Agribusiness

In the summer of 2016, EWB-USA launched a new partnership with USAID in support of our Farmer-to-Farmer: Improving the Sustainability of Kosovo Agriculture program. This one-year program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in… Read more »

Repairing Hand Pumps to Restore Water to Drought-Stricken Villages in Ethiopia

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps began work in drought-stricken Ethiopia in June, and since that time has assessed 51 wells, 35 of which have been repaired. These improvements brought water to more than 100,000 people. Learn more below about EWB-USA’s December trip to  Ethiopia to continue this life-saving work. After volunteering for two… Read more »

Recognizing the Hearts and Minds of EWB-USA’s Volunteers

The Heart Behind the Mission: True Value Volunteer Awards As we head into 2017, we are so thankful for our thousands of outstanding volunteers and their dedication to the vision and mission of EWB-USA. Because of their efforts, more than half a million people in communities across the globe have been impacted by the work… Read more »

Building Local Capacity: EWB-USA’s Response to the Ecuador Earthquake

On April 16, 2016, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, leaving widespread damage in its wake. The effects extended far beyond the epicenter, a sparsely populated region 110 miles from the capital of Quito, claiming hundreds of lives and damaging countless structures beyond repair. The people of Ecuador are now faced with the overwhelming task… Read more »

Recruit and Apply: Introducing the Volunteer Opportunities Board

The EWB-USA Volunteer Opportunities Board launched in spring 2016 and is revolutionizing how prospective and current members discover ways to get involved in EWB-USA. This board is the new go-to resource for anyone wanting to find an EWB-USA volunteer opportunity or looking for a member with specific skills to fulfill an EWB-USA program need. A… Read more »

Volunteer Voices: Qualities of Great Mentors

EWB-USA’s 15,900+ passionate volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization. They give their time, energy and expertise in pursuit of EWB-USA’s vision of a world where every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Below, EWB-USA volunteer Leah Gaffney reflects on the powerful mentoring role of a faculty advisor to a… Read more »

Wearing Down Shovels to Build Up a Community

In the small, rural community of Llacamate, Peru, worn ­down shovels indicate two very important things: clean water and latrines are now a reality for every household. “I’d never seen anyone wear down a shovel,” said Katie Teman, a volunteer with the EWB-USA University of Colorado Boulder Chapter (EWB­-USA CU). “They are the hardest working people that I… Read more »

Volunteer Voices: The Pinalito Community

EWB-USA’s 15,900+ passionate volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization. They give their time, energy and expertise in pursuit of EWB-USA’s vision of a world where every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Below, EWB-USA volunteer Dipti Jasrasaria offers her perspective on the key to a sustainable project. EWB-USA’s strong emphasis on… Read more »