Q: I am a qualified and experienced engineer. I will be visiting New Zealand, can I work with EWBNZ?
A: We are always looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to get involved with Engineers Without Borders New Zealand. We welcome skilled volunteers from within New Zealand, however, we are not able to pay salaries or support visa applications. If you are interested in volunteering for EWBNZ, the best way to find out how your skills and interests fit within EWBNZ is to sign up as a member and join your local Chapter. If you are visiting for a short period of time, you are welcome to attend any events in the areas you are visiting, these opportunities will be emailed to all members and also are listed on our website and facebook page. We do not offer many short term humanitarian engineering work opportunities within New Zealand as our development approach is centred around long term engagement.
Q: I have recently moved to New Zealand and am looking for work and networks, I think volunteering is a good way to help me settle in, can I volunteer with EWBNZ?
A: Welcome to New Zealand, we hope you are enjoying your time here. It would be great if you are able to volunteer with EWBNZ, we have a great community of members with a shared belief that engineering leadership has an important role to play in sustainable human development. If you sign up online as a member, and sign up to your local Chapter, , then you will be told about upcoming events and opportunities to get more involved. You can sign up online at www.ewb.org.nz/join
Q: I am fundraising for another organisation, can EWBNZ support me?
It is always nice to hear about the great work that so many people in New Zealand are doing to support good organisations. Engineers Without Borders is a not-for-profit organisation with a very limited budget, most of our work is done on volunteer efforts. As much as we would love to support your fundraising, all of our funding is required to support our own organisation and work.
Q: I have a humanitarian engineering project that I would like to do, can EWBNZ provide financial support?
Thank you for reaching out to EWBNZ. There is a lot of great work being done by communities and organisations in humanitarian engineering, unfortunately, EWBNZ is unlikely to be able to provide financial support to one off projects. If you are part of a community group or NGO and would like technical assistance with your project, please email us via the contact us page. If you are looking only for financial support, we recommend that you connect with other organisations currently working in your area or specific funding organisations (e.g. Government assistance programmes, grants etc.). All the best with your project.