Frequently Asked Questions

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 work opportunities within New Zealand as our development approach is centred around long term engagement.

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.