Our Guatemala Office is Open!

EWB-USA’s expansion beyond our borders continues! This summer, we established an in-country office in Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala. The Guatemala in-country program will build on the lessons learned from our inaugural field office in Nicaragua as well Read more

Happy First Anniversary to our Nicaragua Office!

After more than a decade of fieldwork, and following best practices of peer organizations, in June 2015 EWB-USA identified an important and strategic opportunity to pilot an in-country field office in Nicaragua. Our International Community Programs Manager, Gretchen Smithwick, relocated Read more

The Global Classroom: A New Learning Experience

  What drives your learning goals? What are you passionate about? For the vast network of EWB-USA volunteers, a common answer is the desire to study, design and build engineering projects geared toward long-term sustainability. But this motivated group also 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 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 Read more