Community Engineering Corps has individual and team opportunities for interested volunteers. Review the current list and submit an application for opportunities that interest you.
Mills County, TX: Engineering /Technical Report & Fieldwork- Water SupplyFor this small town in Mills County, drinking water is a topic of daily conversation. Of the 100 residential members and the 130 staff and student population, all of them are forced to locate...
Sacramento, CA: Engineering /Technical Report & Feasibility Study- Water SupplyA small community along the Sacramento River currently uses a groundwater pump, treatment, and storage system that was installed decades ago. The owner and operator of the system was contacted by the Rural Community...
Bexar County, TX: Engineering/ Technical Report- Affordable Housing & Flood MitigationThis community partner is looking to build low-income housing for community members in this growing TX county. They have acquired the building site and are ready to move forward, but informed CECorps that the...
Iredell County, NC: Engineering /Technical Report & Fieldwork- SanitationThis small town in Iredell County NC was in violation of illegal discharge of untreated wastewater from an unpermitted wastewater collection system into a nearby tributary in 2015. Since that time, an interim solution...
Riverside County, CA: Water Service Design & CostThis community partner is requesting preliminary designs and cost estimates to provide to the federal attorneys office with regards to water service provision to non-tribal members in the area. This community partner is located...
Barnstable County, MA: Preliminary Eng. Report- Shipping Container PreschoolThis community partner is a newly formed non-profit with a goal of developing a Montessori preschool serving ages 3-6 in Barnstable County, Ma. Montessori schools were originally developed for children of low income families....
Technical Review CommitteeCECorps Committee Member Position Description All Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) projects follow a rigorous process to provide a professional standard of care and appropriate response to community needs. While all project team deliverables are...
Walworth County, WI: Engineering/Technical Report- Railroad CrossingA bridge, crossing railroad tracks, has been deemed unsafe since 2014. The bridge was build in the ’30s and since its closure has caused a 12-mile detour to one of the Town’s major routes....
Marshall County, KS: Water Supply- Alternatives AnalysisThis community is currently receiving treated water from a supply pipeline and storing in their 3,500-gallon water tank. The estimated cost to maintain the tower may be cost-prohibited. Project Background The community would like...
Queen Anne’s County, MD: Engineering /Technical Report- Church RenovationA donation of a church was received by a community in Queen Anne County, MD, and is currently being utilized as a community center and town hall. There are concerns that the building is...
Legal Review CommitteeCECorps Committee Member Position Description All Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) projects follow a rigorous process to provide a professional standard of care and appropriate response to community needs. While all project team deliverables are...
All Community Engineering Corps projects go through three phases: Pre-CECorps, CECorps, Post-CECorps
Pre-CECorpsUnderserved community identifies a need within CECorps’ areas of expertise: agriculture, civil works, energy, structures, and/or water & sanitation.
Note: CECorps services do not include construction
The commitunity should be organized and motivated to enlist help and make changes
The community can demonstrate a lack of resources or ability to obtain technical services
When the items above are confirmed, the community can apply to CECorps.
CECorpsCommunity Engineering Corps provides a framework for our volunteers to work on a solution to the community’s identified needs. This framework protects you and the professionals working with you. CECorps volunteers are covered by professional liability insurance – important in the litigious USA – but only in you operate within the parameters of the program.
1. Find a Project
Look for open opportunities on the web
If already engaged with a community, encourage them to apply
3. Plan the Work
Collaborate with community to develop a Work Plan and complete an Engineering Service Agreement
Submit for CECorps Technical and Legal Review
4. Work the Plan
Carry out work plan, develop solution
Submit for CECorps Technical Review
5. Deliver Final Work Product
Present solution to community
6. Monitor and Evaluate*
Alert CECorps that project is complete
Complete volunteer survey
*CECorps conducts long-term M&E
The vetted process and policies follow well-established industry practice that meets a professional standard of care. It ensures professionalism and commitment toward the communities we serve.
Post-CECorpsCommunity implements engineered solution. With increased technical capacity, the community can use the project team deliverables in a number of ways.
Note: While CECorps does not cover construction activities, volunteers may participate as an “owner’s rep” to ensure construction meets design specifications.
Apply for funding
Consider engineering recommended alternatives