EWB-USA’s Engineering Service Corps program draws on the expertise of our most seasoned volunteers  from across engineering disciplines and industry sectors. We respond to requests for engineering project support from governments, international NGOs, United Nations agencies, local communities and other institutions who lack access to the necessary technical resources to address the engineering challenges facing some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Projects vary greatly in scale and duration, with focus areas of expertise in disaster response,  infrastructure, agriculture, energy and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Our volunteers work as part of an integral team that performs a variety of services, including engineering studies, owner’s representation, planning, design, project management, training, and monitoring and evaluation.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Engineering Service Corps is comprised of volunteers with several years of both professional and international experience. Engineering Service Corps assignments range from several weeks overseas to a home-based design review that requires no travel at all. Responses to project requests are crafted on a case-by-case basis and depend entirely upon the project needs and role required of the volunteer.

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How to Request Engineering Services

If you require senior-level engineering project support for your organization, the first step is to review the criteria in the Engineering Service Corps’ Request for Project Support form.

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Program Areas of Expertise

By harnessing the skills of our most experienced volunteers, the Engineering Service Corps is equipped to deliver creative, lasting solutions for a myriad of global challenges.


Disaster Response
Disaster Response services provided by Engineering Service Corps volunteers include: building inspection, demolition assessment and geologic risk assessments.
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Agriculture services provided include: pre- and post-harvest technology, processing and irrigation design.
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Infrastructure services include: feasibility studies, structural design, design reviews and construction oversight as the owner’s representative.
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
WASH services include: well and water system design, installation and repair, WASH training and sanitation design.
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Energy services include: solar grid design and installation, hydrodam design and assessment, and PV generation.
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Climate Resiliency 
Climate Resiliency services include: climate resilient practices, including mitigation and adaptation.
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