Getting involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved with EWB-Ireland. We welcome students and professionals alike. You don’t even have to be an engineer! EWB-Ireland welcomes anyone who is interested in the role technology has to play in international development and disaster relief.

All the openings at Engineers without Borders are unpaid volunteer positions. We dedicate our free time to achieving resilient communities through humanitarian engineering. Our only expectation is that you dedicate the amount of free time you feel comfortable with.

Here are some of ways you can get involved:

National Committee

We welcome expressions of interest in joining our national committee so if you are interested in playing a part in the development of EWB-Ireland get in touch.

Being a member of the EWB-Ireland National committee provides an opportunity to develop your organisational skills and gives you valuable experience working within a development organisation.

What we require from committee members….

All our positions are entirely voluntary based. We recognise that our members’ time is valuable and we endeavour to ensure that anyone who volunteers their time will only receive work at a level they are comfortable with.

The main requirement we seek from our committee members is enthusiasm! We hope that anyone who joins the national committee will be pro-active in their approach to work and show keen interest in international development issues. Experience in international development and/or organising committees would be an advantage.

To apply for a position on the committee please contact us here – outlining your experience and why you want to get involved.


If you know people in your area or university who would be interested in learning about sustainable development, why not become involved in an EWB branch! EWB-Ireland can assist you in setting up a branch and provide you with the necessary resources.

We currently have student branches in University College Cork, University College Dublin, Queens University Belfast, IT Sligo and Limerick IT. We are currently establishing branches in IT Carlow & Galway. If you wish to be involved let us know by sending an email to

Visit the EWB-Belfast and EWB-UCC Facebook pages and follow our news and events items to keep up to date with branch info.

Sign up to our newsletter (see Subscribe option on right hand side) or check the “News” section of the website to find out about EWB-Ireland’s upcoming events. We regularly run workshops, lecture evenings, and social nights throughout the year.

We are always interested in hearing from individuals and organisations who want to get involved or collaborate.

Key Contacts

Declan Alcock:

Liam McCarton:

Katie Mahon:

Retired Engineers:
Fiona Little:

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