Global Village Engineers

A field organization that focuses on engineering projects in Central America.

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Projects are undertaken in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Most projects run 3-4 weeks and may require some pre-trip preparation.


Advisors must be engineers, but professional registration is not required. The primary mission is to provide services to rural communities. However, a secondary mission is to provide an avenue for working engineers to grow and develop their skills. Most volunteer teams includes a senior engineer to work alongside less-experienced but motivated junior-level engineers. Most advisors have a minimum of five years professional experience, or two years of professional experience with a Master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university.

Financial Arrangements

Projects are done on a pro-bono basis, with advisors receiving all transportation and basic living expenses.

Contact Information

Web Site:


Global Village Engineers
3 Clark Road
Millis, MA 02054

Phone: 508-376-1031

Fax: 508-376-6006

Registration / Application

On-line web-based application is avalable at the GVE web site.


History: Began in 2000.

Field Projects executed: 10 in 2000.

Advisors sent on field projects: 30 in 2000.

Budget: $19,021 (fiscal 2001)

Regional Activitiy: Global Village Engineers currently has projects in 2 countries in Central America

Mission Statement

We believe that capacity building will be successful when communities have full access to information and are organized to advocate on their own behalf. Governments and project sponsors often do not invest in communicating a basic understanding of project design and implementation at the local level. This is exactly GVE's mission which it accomplishes by working alongside knowledgable NGO personnel who help communities in the capacity building process. Our volunteers' engineering and environmental knowledge, and their training skills, organizational teamwork, and human relations skills usually result in a high level of success.

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