Community & Events Team Executive

Are you interested to become an active volunteer at Engineers Without Borders but not sure where to start? Continue reading, because we may have something for you…

The events team organises events for the EWB community to learn new aspects and share knowledge on project execution in developing countries. We strive to make our events engaging, refreshing and interactive so our engineers and prospective volunteers leave the events enlightened and inspired to excel as EWB-NL volunteers. We are looking for couple of people who will be willing to restart in-person events planning & execution.

Typical examples of recurring events are the Meet & Greet, in which project updates are shared and the volunteers meet each other while having some drinks, and the Hang-Outs – which are informal social gatherings such as a movie night, a beach-cleaning day, bar hopping, etc. You may also be involved in some special events such as knowledge-summits, design challenges, workshops, think tanks, masterclasses, etc. Furthermore, we support the project teams with their fundraising ideas.

By joining the events team you are immediately in the center of EWB-NL operations. and our latest initiatives which may turn into your next volunteering role. We believe in the power of teamwork and are very active in co-working and team building activities, so it would be ideal if you share our philosophy.

Your activities

  • Practical preparation for the events – such as reservations, promotion, shopping, sending invitations, etc.;
  • Defining the content of the events and events calendar;
  • Contributing ideas for future events and strengthening the EWB community;
  • Creating and updating events-related documents;
  • Welcoming attendees and managing events agenda

What we would love for you to bring to the table

  • Interest in the EWB projects, our goals and technical challenges in developing countries. You do not necessarily need to be an engineer, but you should be interested in the projects. After all, this is what the events are mainly about!
  • Self-starter with good organisational skills
  • Creativity and ideas for future events are strongly encouraged
  • Your commitment to be present at the EWB events and meetings as much as possible. Expected level interaction is 4h in 2 weeks with at least once a month in-person meeting in Rotterdam
  • Experience with marketing and event organisation is preferred, but not required. Your enthusiasm and commitment counts most!
  • Experience with the social media and website management is a plus

What we offer

  • A great and passionate team to work with
  • Exchange of knowledge
  • A good way to learn and gain experience
  • You are welcome to work at our co-working space in Rotterdam (CIC) or remotely 


All the openings at Engineers without Borders are unpaid volunteer positions. We dedicate our free time to improve life in developing countries and have fun and a great learning experience by doing so.

Our only expectation is that you dedicate the amount of free time you feel comfortable with and commit to this. Would you like to get more information before applying? Or do you have questions?

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