Building a better world, one community at a time

About Us




The mission of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) is to support community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Our core values are integrity, service, collaboration, ingenuity, leadership, and safety. Read more about EWB-USA in our Strategic Plan available here.


EWB-USA's vision is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.

Who We Are

The Portland Chapter of EWB-USA is a group of professionals committed to volunteering in support of the EWB-USA mission and vision. Our volunteers include architects, engineers, public health professionals, medical professionals, media specialists, teachers and more.

What We Do

Many of our volunteers work on EWB Portland Projects, or serve as mentors to university students. Others serve on one of our Chapter Committees, such as the Steering Committee, Fundraising Committee, Projects Committee, Publicity Committee, or Chapter Resource Committee. These volunteers assist with fundraising events, chapter meetings, project assistance, publicity, and volunteer coordination.

What Makes Us Successful

Our success comes from building long-term collaborative relationships with our host communities, local universities, businesses, nonprofits, and professional organizations. Together we can make the world a better place, one community at a time.

Want To Know More?

The Steering Committee members are happy to answer questions about the Chapter. If you want some light reading, check out our Constitution and Bylaws.