Volunteer with HQ

Leadership Team Overview

Engineers for a Sustainable World, ESW, is a growing collection of technically-minded people looking to make the world a better a place. Our work includes everything from a self-contained living unit and design studio for mobile deployment in disaster relief areas, to a solar charging station on campus for student and faculty use, to a hydroponic system for a local food pantry to produce low-cost food for the community. place. Most of ESW's impact comes from projects done by its 50 college-based chapters.


Our general requirements, regardless of position, are as follows:


  1. You need to be passionate about sustainability and agree with our mission, vision, and values.
  2. You do need to be able to commit time to the organization, including regular conference calls. We find that in order to be effective, most positions require 5-10hrs/week on average, fluctuating by season.
  3. Proactiveness is important for the digital environment that we work in.
  4. You don't have to be familiar with ESW-HQ - we're friendly people, and we'd love to meet you.


About working with ESW
We accept applicants from all over the country. ESW volunteers work in a digital environment. We use Slack, Google Suite, and Zoom to communicate with each other. If you aren't familiar with these technologies, no worries! We'd love to teach you.


To apply, fill out this brief application here. 


Available Positions

Individual Donations Coordinator

The Individuals Donation Coordinator will play a vital role in shaping ESW’s small donor and monthly giving program. This volunteer will design fundraising programs with the Executive Director and execute them on a weekly basis. While fundraising experience is not required for this position, we are looking for someone eager to get their hands dirty with nonprofit development.


View the full position description here.


Membership Coordinator

The Membership Coordinator is responsible for creating new programs and initiatives to provide value to ESW’s 1,750+ members and executing said programs on a weekly basis. This is a new position ESW and there is ample room to shape ESW’s membership experience. You would be working directly with the Professional Member Relations Director and Executive Director to create these initiatives.


View the full position description here.


Professional Relations Coordinator

The Professional Relations Coordinator (PRC) is the main connection between professional members and ESW-Headquarters. They communicate with professional members to inform them about ongoing HQ initiatives and track/implement any feedback. They also work with the other PRCs to develop and implement new initiatives that support our goals of growing our professional membership across the U.S. while empowering them to solve some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.  


View the full position description here.



Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
The Public Relations and Marketing (PR&M) Coordinator develops and maintains external communications, ensuring consistent, regular, and effective content reaches outside of the existing ESW network. This is a new leadership role; they will be able to shape it as they see fit. The PR&M Coordinator ensures that new information about ESW’s programs is well-written and is tailored to the right audiences. They also help other team members in preparing written materials for both internal and external purposes. Finally, they will occasionally be asked to represent ESW at public events as available and appropriate and act as the public face of ESW for general inquiries.