The pro bono engineering community of practice exists to progress and promote lasting, positive social change through an effective and collaborative culture of pro bono practice.

 

The Pro Bono community of practice meets face-to-face and online every 2 months at the offices of one of our members around Australia. New members are welcome to join the meeting.

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WHO ARE WE

The Pro Bono Engineering Community of Practice (PBE CoP) consists of engineering and built environment companies who seek to work collaboratively with community organisations and other key stakeholders on our shared development path, towards a better future for everyone.

About the Community of Practice

The Pro Bono Engineering - Community of Practice was established in 2015, originally as an initiative of Engineers Without Borders Australia with the aim of supporting the engineering and technical services professions to share knowledge around pro bono practice, and supporting organisational systems for skilled volunteering programs.

Now in its second year, the PBE CoP is led by a national group of CSR program managers and pro bono champions from across the not for profit, community, construction, built environment and infrastructure sectors and exists to progress and promote lasting, positive social change through an effective and collaborative culture of pro bono practice. 

The PBE CoP parks competition at the door and celebrates the impact and positive change achieved through collaboration and knowledge sharing.

 

 

Our Vision

Engineering and built environment companies use their professional services, skills and resources to create new opportunities and address critical challenges that affect communities through pro bono work. The pro bono work is undertaken in collaboration with the community sector, government and other stakeholders.

It builds social value with the communities in which the companies operate, and with communities in most need. Pro bono engineering actively supports the creation of thriving and resilient communities. It enables communities to:

 
 
  • Fulfil and exceed their basic needs.
  • Engineering and built environment companies seek to work collaboratively with community organisations and other key stakeholders on our shared development path, towards a better future for everyone.

 

  • Participate effectively in key engineering and infrastructure decisions impacting their future well-being.
  • Benefit from the opportunities associated with engineering and built environment projects.

 

 

Our Aims

 
 

  • Build the capability of the engineering profession to create social value through pro bono work:
  • Advocate for a sector-wide, strategic approach to pro bono work.

The Community of Practice aims are underpinned by a series of objectives and outcomes, for more information on these, please read our Terms of Reference.

Community of Practice resources are hosted online through EWB Australia and EWB Connect, however the Community of Practice is a National sector led group.  For any questions or queries please contact the group via Linkedin.

 

 

STORIES

 
 
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Sarah Matthee

Former EWB Corporate Coordinator

 

LEADERSHIP AT ALL LEVELS-CREATING A PRO BONO CULTURE IN ENGINEERING

A meeting of the Community of Practice for Pro Bono Systems.

 
 
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Jonathan Hesselberg
 

Senior Project Manager at AECOM

 

PRO-BONO ENGINEERING: A SHARED EXPERIENCE

On 28 February, AECOM’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) committee hosted a collaborative event in AECOM’s Melbourne office for Arup and AECOM for their February chapter of events

 
 
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Marni Oaton

Director Corporate Responsibility at WorleyParsons

 

PRO BONO SYSTEMS: COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE…. CROSS-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION TAKING SHAPE

An article written by Marni Oaton- Director Corporate Responsibility, WorleyParsons. Click in learn more to read the full article in Linkedin.

 
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RESOURCES

Terms of reference

Access the 'Pro Bono Engineering Community of Practice' - Terms of Reference document

MEETING MINUTES

Log of meeting minutes

 

Resources

Pro Bono Engineering Community of Practice References

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“I believe it is incumbent upon each of us to make a difference, no matter how small, to positively impact our world now and in the future, and pledge my support to ensure all staff at Arup are supported and encouraged to undertake pro bono work...
— Peter Bailey, Chair and CEO Arup Australasia
Sharing our skills and knowledge, pro bono, with communities in need is a fundamental part of AECOM’s purpose to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments
— Lara Poloni, AECOM Group President, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and India
Our ‘GHD in the Community’ program recognises our desire to contribute strongly to the communities in which we live and work.
— Russell Board, Chairman GHD Group
WorleyParsons is committed to growing pro bono and skilled volunteering, supported by the WorleyParsons Foundation and alongside our local community partners.
— Andrew Wood, CEO WorleyParsons

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