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Community Engineering Corps is an alliance between AWWA, American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Borders-USA. The alliance combines the strengths of three organizations to provide technical expertise to underserved communities in the United States and ensure that their infrastructure meets their community's needs.


Volunteer Opportunities

Community Engineering Corps is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to use their skills and expertise to work on project teams and mentor student project teams in the United States.

EWB Project Report : The Quest for Clean Water in the Salinas Valley

Sections can form project teams to work in underserved communities on improvement projects. Projects may require civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers, in addition to scientists and operators. Project teams can view open projects and apply online.

How to get started:

  1. Check to make sure you are a member of AWWA, EWB-USA or ASCE
  2. Search the Community Engineering Corps website for open projects that interest you
  3. Talk with your Section about forming a project team of interested and qualified members
  4. As a project team, apply to work on the community project
  5. Get matched with the community project

CEC water tank
Photo credit to Alan Roberson

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Photo credit to EWB-USA Georgia Institute of Technology Student Chapter

Learn about the alliance organizations