Category Archives: Explore & Take Action

Volunteer opportunities

Construction for Change (CfC) has openings for volunteers with plumbing and electrical backgrounds who are looking to give of their time and expertise in exchange for a once in a life time experience as a CfC Project Manager serving in under-resourced communities across the globe. “Our goal is to build safe, sustainable infrastructure for nonprofits […]

Sierra Leone orphanage would love your plumbing help

Your plumbing and mechanical skills could help improve the lives of these beautiful children, who became orphans when the ebola virus took their parents. They currently have to fetch water by hand from a nearby well, and would greatly benefit from the installation of a solar water pump. While the orphanage searches for a suitable […]

Ganta Hospital in Liberia wants you!

Please consider offering your skills and knowledge to help Patrick and his staff to continue delivering health services to over 600,000 plus clients yearly. You will have a life changing experience providing you with a lifetime of memories and friendships.  Please update your volunteer profile in our database on the Volunteer page. This request for […]

Helping build a new dialysis facility in Ethiopia

One day after working at the site of the KFDCO (Kidney Failure Dialysis Charity Clinic), presently under construction in Addis Ababa, I noticed a large sign displaying a plumbing product training session at the entrance to the Ghion Hotel where I was staying while working with the construction crew. I thought it would be interesting […]

Ethiopia : doctors, nurses, plumbers and more

Volunteer Plumbers will be joining a diverse team of doctors, nurses, medical technicians, dialysis specialists and other professionals headed to Ethiopia in support of a great Seattle grass-roots organization, the Seattle Anesthesia Outreach group. The patients of Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa have already benefited greatly from their previous trips, and await their return […]

Hands-On Help for Haiti

Fred Schilling donates his time and considerable expertise to help Haitian people obtain safe, clean drinking water. In nearly four decades as a plumber, there isn’t much that Fred Schilling hasn’t seen. Since beginning his career with the U.S. military and becoming one of south Florida’s youngest-ever Certified Master Plumbers in 1976 with a perfect […]

Haitian Water Collection – Short Stories

Mike McCamon, CCO for Water.org, recently visited Haiti and saw something in Port au Prince that underlined why we do the work we do. “Short Stories” is a series of videos in which members of the Water.org team recount stories of their time in the field. Let us take you on a journey!

Secretary Clinton Launches New US Water Partnership

As a public-private initiative, the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) unites and mobilizes U.S.-based expertise, resources and ingenuity to address water challenges around the globe, particularly in the developing world. The U.S. Water Partnership brings together top U.S. resources to create valuable solutions that will positively impact our growing global water challenges. Announced in March 2012, […]

Fred C. Schilling Jr. headed for Haiti

We want to share with you that one of our members, Fred C. Schilling, a Certified Master Plumber, Backflow Tester and Backflow Repair technician in Florida, is headed to Haiti next week May 9th, 2012, to work with Water for Humans (www.waterforhumans.org) on a water-purification system. Our hats off to Fred, as well as our […]

UN Water GLASS Report

The objective of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is to monitor the inputs required to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services via a country led-process. A more challenging secondary goal is to analyze the factors associated with progress, or lack thereof, in order to […]

Celebrate World Plumbing Day everywhere!

World Plumbing Day is an international event on March 11 initiated by the World Plumbing Council celebrating the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society. The aftermath of 2010’s devastating earthquake in Haiti and last year’s tsunami in Japan reveals how easy it is to take for granted the availability […]

Water and Sanitation Are Key to Fighting Urban Poverty

Urban poverty is growing. The cities in the developing world are overloading as millions of people each week arrive to find a way to survive. Most will be forced to set up home in makeshift slums with no safe water, sanitation, electricity or security. This is a reality right now for around one billion people. […]