Whychliffe Rutalemwa is a welding instructor, pictured here with one of his students, Mujuni Acleo, at St Simon Peters Vocational training institute, Hoima, Uganda.
VSO/Georgie Scott

Volunteer jobs in engineering and technical

Share your technical skills to make a real difference to people's lives.

Volunteer roles for engineers and technical specialists

Arnoud Keizer is supporting production of reliable and up-to-date 3D images of the Philippines major river basins.
©VSO/Peter Caton

Volunteer Arnoud Keizer supported the production of reliable 3D images and mapping of the Philippines major river basins to help communities prepare for and mitigate against flooding

Engineers and technical specialists support work across our programmes, including:

  • Implementing new technologies, infrastructure and processes that make education and healthcare more accessible
  • Improve communities' ability to prepare for and respond to natural disasters
  • Share vital skills that enable people to build their own careers and support their own communities

Volunteers come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and work to share their technical skills, both in the workplace and in education institutes and colleges.

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The experiences I have had have been a great learning. Doing many things for the first time in my life and going beyond my own area of expertise have helped me gain a deeper understanding of development.

Engineer James Croston
Volunteer, India

How we support you

Throughout your journey with VSO, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. Our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. We'll provide you with extensive training before your placement and our offices in each of the countries we work in and our local partners will provide ongoing support while you are overseas.

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