EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.
The Engineers Without Borders Vermont Professional Chapter started in 2008 to support the University of Vermont Engineers Without Borders Chapter. In the fall of 2012, we refocused our efforts in growing as an independent professional chapter with our own projects. In July of 2013, our first program in Nicaragua was approved and in November we completed our first trip. Since then, we have gone back two more times and recently installed a water fed chlorination system to provide clean water to a community of 700 people.
While our main purpose is helping partner communities around the globe develop lasting physical and social improvements to their environment, we realize the value of giving back to our community as well. With that in mind EWB VT works in Vermont by volunteering monthly for different local organizations. Some of the organizations we have worked with are the VT Special Olympics, Salvation Army, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont and the National MS Society to name a few. Check our events calendar for details on our next opportunity.
Our VISION is a collaborative Vermont community that is helping to ensure that all people, locally, nationally and internationally have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs.
Our MISSION is to encourage the growth and development of responsible global citizens through knowledge transfer, collaboration, innovation both internationally and in our own communities.
Our members are from all over Vermont and have experience in all different areas including civil engineering, electrical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, computer science, construction, technology transfer, and community mobilization. Don’t let the name fool you. Engineers Without Borders is much more than just engineering. If you are interested in helping, there is a place for you on the team!