Virtual Forum Global Disaster Response Team


Julia Slusarz (EWB-USA)

Kevin Hagen (EWB-USA)


EWB’s disaster response team responds to the recovery needs of communities hit by natural disasters. Working alongside our in-country client, our volunteers conduct engineering assessments and  provide advisory services related to the long-term building strategy of the communities we work with. 

Our focus with this work is building the local capacity and ensuring that our client is provided with critical information needed to rebuild in a sustainable and resilient manner. 

How to join

Our volunteers are highly skilled and  play an essential role in each project. To fill our roster we look for skilled engineers in a range of disciplines related to disaster recovery,  however, we are primarily focused in the following areas:

  • Building design and inspection
  • Structural design in risk prone areas
  • Construction oversight
  • Infrastructure planning and design
  • Flood risk assessment 

Volunteers typically have at least five years of experience in their field. Our average volunteer has 15 years or more of experience.

If you are interested in collaborating, please complete the interest form here.


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  • Claire

    Do you have to reside in the US in order to get involved?
    Do you have to be an engineer or do you work with other built environment professionals?

    • Julia


      You do not need to reside in the US and we do work with other professionals that are not engineers, but generally the profession is adjacent, such a construction managers.

      All the best,

  • AffiliateLabz

    Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

  • Peter adesola

    I love to be a part of the EWB to help save humanity. I’m a civil Engineer

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