Volunteer Opportunities: W4TW

We have the following volunteer opportunities available:

1. W4TW Materials Lead: Responsible for procuring, updating and organizing workshop, training and education materials (includes water filter-building materials, handouts and Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation) as well as running the Student Impact Contest.
Position runs from October 2018-April 2019. Hours required: 3-4 hours/week for October -December, 4-5 hours/week for January-April.

2. W4TW Communications Lead: Responsible for managing W4TW social media and website. Works with Library Lead and Volunteer Lead(s) to ensure that communication with librarians, teachers and volunteers is consistent. Position runs from October 2018-April 2019. Hours required: 3-4 hours/week for October-December, 4-5 hours/week for January-April.

Summary of responsibilities is as follows:
Volunteer recruitment via twitter, Facebook, other media
Updating the website
Promoting the event on social media and linking to our partners
Writing/Editing emails and communications for other team members as and when required
Assisting Volunteer Lead with volunteer communications (phone, email etc.) as and when required
Sending out post project Thank yous on website and social media

3. W4TW LIBRARIES LEAD: Position runs from October 2018-April 2019. Hours required: 4-5 hours/week for October-December, 5-6 hours/week for January-April.

Summary of responsibilities is as follows:
-Liaising between W4TW team and Toronto Public Library Coordinator
-Drafting communications for librarians and teachers
-Coordinating workshops with the libraries and ensuring they finish next steps by the deadline(s)
-Confirming kit building and training room dates
-Creating and managing Eventbrite links for training, workshops and kit building
-Ensuring libraries are equipped with resources required to carry out workshops (kit, projectors, laptops, presentation materials, teacher resource materials etc.)
-Thanking libraries and teachers for their participation in the program
-Creating and sending Library and Teacher Feedback Surveys
-Obtaining results of Library and Teacher Feedback Survey and discussing them with the W4TW Team

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV to Janelle at: janelledevries@ewb.ca

EWB Toronto Networking & Member Learning Night

Please join the Toronto Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) for an Evening of Drinks & Discussion


This event is free, and no prior experience with EWB or exposure to international development is required to attend. We’re always happy to have the opportunity to introduce our organization’s work to new individuals!

Drinks & Discussion: Have some low-key drinks and rounded discussion about some of the most pertinent topics in development, and how to facilitate the ethical practice of international intervention in a globalized world. We will provide discussion topics with the goal of understanding an issue from both sides.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite. Space is limited. We look forward to seeing you there!
WHERE: Speakeasy 21
DATE: Tuesday, Sept 18, 2018
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm.

August Member Learning Event: Debate & Drinks!

Come join us for our third ML of the summer: DEBATE & DRINKS!

For this ML we are planning to have some low-key drinks and rounded discussion about some of the most pertinent topics in development and how to facilitate ethic practice of international intervention in a globalized world. We will provide topics and assign sides with the goal of understanding an issue from all sides of the coin.

There will a winning duo as determined by the panel, who will be entitiled to some free beverages or a bar snack of their chosing! Look forward to seeing you all out there. Please register for this event using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/engineers-without-borders-ml-debate-drinks-tickets-36502529047.


WHERE: C’est What?

WHEN: Wednesday August 16th @ 7:30

July Member Learning Recap: Human Centered Design in Ghana

On July 15th, the Toronto Professional Chapter held an outdoor, interactive Member Learning (ML) session that threw participants into the world of a field researcher in Ghana.

Their mission: to solve the problem of gaps in data and understanding, and ultimately come up with a design that will support farmers in scaling up their business to improve their bottom line profits. Each individual was assigned a role and stayed very true to character albeit the occasional break to laugh! Through visits with an ostrich egg farmer, a premium vegetable producer, a wine maker, a reluctant coconut farmer, and others, research teams learned more and more about the need to for farmers to keep stable financial records to display their business potential to investors. At the end, each research team came up with carefully planned solution based on the principles of human centered design.

Thank you all for attending!