We are constantly on the lookout for passionate, committed individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged communities through humanitarian engineering. You do not need to be an engineer - as long as you have the passion and skills to contribute to the organisation, we want you! Click on the respective buttons below to read more on the management team positions we are currently recruiting for.
Children with cerebral palsy and other motor impairments face difficulties exploring the world due to reduced mobility. Exploration is essential to learning about the world and helps in their learning and development.
The GoBabyGo! project converts battery-powered ride-on cars into rehabilitative devices for children with special needs, allowing them to explore the world around them on their own and participate in interactive play with other children!
As a tech team member, you will be adapting commercially available, off-the-shelf ride-on toy cars into easy-to-operate cars that help children who cannot walk on their own. You will work closely with occupational and physiotherapists from our beneficiary organisations, to understand the children’s needs so as to modify the cars to suit their abilities.
Roles and responsibilities
The project is expected to run from February to August 2018 (6 months).
A volunteer team member should expect to spend 3-5 hours each week. These hours comprise of individual and team level design & construction work, as well as sessions to engage our partner VWOs and test or validate some of the ideas.
Team members are expected to make available time to meet our partner VWOs on weekdays during school hours at least thrice during the project duration. Meetings may be at our partner VWOs’ premises or arranged elsewhere, depending on the needs of the meetings.
February – Interviews and selection
Early March – Induction and project kick-off
Mar to Aug – Project design and implementation
End August – Project handover activities
Experience we are looking for
Who should apply?
If you would like to create an impact on beneficiaries, deepen your understanding of the social sector and find a meaningful way to give back to society with a new hobby and/or your existing engineering skills, this is the perfect opportunity!
The role will allow you to develop yourself in the following areas:
Many homes in Bohol were destroyed by the earthquake in 2013. The scope of the project will involve the design and construction of a school, kindergarten, dormitory and several commercial facilities with the aim of diversifying the sources of income to support the children's home.
Given the location of the project on a popular tourist route and in a densely vegetated river floodplain, the buildings' design will have a holistic approach to sustainability. Economical, environmental and social aspects will be considered with a functional and eco-friendly design. The usage of local materials and labour will be paramount, as well as incorporation green building technologies aiming to enhance the livelihood of the wide range of users while reducing operation and maintenance costs.
You will be responsible for the research and design of the landscape and playground of the project. Your role will be supported by a motivated team of architects and engineers from multiple disciplines with whom you will collaborate closely.
Roles and responsibilities:
Flexible, your scope of work will be adapted to your available time. The Landscape Architect is expected to work closely with other designers and professionals both online and in person.
Qualities we are looking for:
If you are interested in the above positions, contact us at volunteer@EngineeringGood.org with the subject "Landscape Architect - Bohol"and share with us your background and experience, motivation to join the team, and what you hope to gain through volunteering with us.
You will be responsible for designing the services of the buildings aiming to achieve a low-cost and eco-friendly environmental function for the large diversity of uses. Your design will be supported by a motivated team of architects and engineers from multiple disciplines with whom you will collaborate closely:
Roles and responsibilities:
Flexible, your scope of work will be adapted to your available time. The Building Services Engineer is expected to work closely with other designers and professionals both online and in person.
Qualities we are looking for:
If you are interested in the above positions, contact us at volunteer@EngineeringGood.org with the subject "Building Services Engineer - Bohol" and share with us your background and experience, motivation to join the team, and what you hope to gain through volunteering with us.
Engineering Good Student Chapter
The Engineering Good Students’ Chapter (EGSC) is a student-led chapter from Engineering Good, aimed at engaging students from all educational institutions. We believe in leveraging in the unique interests and energy of students while empowering them with skillsets to develop affordable and sustainable assistive technologies for disadvantaged communities.
EGSC develops and executes independent initiatives with partnerships that do not overlap with our parent organisation, crafting programmes that are specifically focused on engaging students of most educational levels. The nature of our programmes also gives space for students to further hone their technical skills while developing their own Humanitarian Engineering approach.
The EG SC is always on the look-out for dedicated and passionate students from any tertiary institution to join our Student Chapter team as we plan and execute projects that benefit both beneficiaries and our student population!
If you are keen to serve, do contact us at students@EngineeringGood.org for more information! Masters and PhD students are welcome too :)
We are also currently recruiting student volunteers and participants for our upcoming Technology Development (Tech Dev) programme, to develop sustainable and appropriate technical solutions for beneficiaries in Singapore! More information on the Tech Dev programme and a registration link can be found on our Student Chapter page.