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U.S. Opportunities

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
    Members of this organization include engineering students and professionals who work together to design and implement campus, community and international projects that promote environmental, social and economic sustainability.
  • Discover E
    The DiscoverE mission is to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration, and volunteerism. Volunteers are needed for programs such as Engineer Week, Future City competitions, Girl Day and the Global Marathon.
  • VolunteerMatch.org
    This website allows you to search for volunteer opportunities that match your skills and interests. You can limit your search to non profit organizations, local companies, or those serving a specific cause.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helps build and maintain the nation's infrastructure and works to protect and restore the environment. They are often instrumental in disaster relief and occasionally provide engineering and construction support to other countries.
  • EngineerAid
    Practicing engineers work from home and volunteer their time by working together online to consult on social development projects in economically developing countries.

International Opportunities

  • Engineers Without Borders
    EWB volunteers work with communities worldwide to design, build and sustain small-scale sustainable infrastructure projects. The Detroit chapter is currently working on sanitation projects in Nicaragua, Buenos Aries and El Salvador
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
    This organization helps provide shelter and clean, sustainable water to communities in disaster or conflict zones.
  • Peace Corps
    Peace Corps volunteers work to improve the lives of people around the world. You can incorporate Peace Corps service into a master's programs in mechanical engineering, spending part of your time on campus and the rest working on an academic service project overseas.
  • United Nations Volunteers
    UN volunteers work on peace and development projects such as rebuilding projects for refugees, setting up water quality labs in devloping countries, vehicle maintenance in Africa, and ensuring that peacekeeping missions have the necessary infrastructure to succeed.
  • Water Missions International
    "Water Missions International is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas." The company works with individual communities to design, install and sustain water and sanitation systems. It hires engineers and engineering interns to work in 49 different countries throughout 5 different continents.
  • Engineering Ministries International Disaster Response
    This nonprofit, Christian organization designs facilities in such as hospitals, orphanages and schools that serve the poor in developing countries. Mechanical engineers may travel to sites to provide outline designs for ventilation strategies, drainage, etc...
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
    Members of this organization include engineering students and professionals who work together to design and implement campus, community and international projects that promote environmental, social and economic sustainability.
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