At Caminos de Agua, we regularly need new team members in paid and unpaid positions. Our diverse staff and volunteers come from Mexico and around the world and share one central characteristic – we all live where we work. We believe that is a central component of creating lasting change and consistency. If you are interested in taking the leap to a new city (and maybe to a new country, culture, and language), please review the opportunities below.
Coordinator: Research & Technology Development Team
Our Research and Technology Development Team is responsible for developing and testing new technologies and optimizing manufacturing processes. We make water filters to remove arsenic, fluoride, and biological pathogens, design rainwater harvesting technology, and provide water-related technical support to the community. We are looking for a dedicated scientist or engineer to lead this team to produce effective, low-cost water technologies, implementable here in northern Guanajuato and applicable to water challenges facing folks around the world. For more information and how to apply, click here.
We rely heavily on long-term volunteers and interns who not only help move our work forward, but often contribute to the direction of the organization. We regularly host graduate-level interns from universities and research institutions around the globe as well as long-term Fellows and volunteers from Engineers Without Borders UK and elsewhere.
We have a number of volunteer opportunities open and are open to pursuing academic or other volunteer experiences. In general, we require that all volunteers make a six-month commitment and speak Spanish.
Our audiences are diverse and we strive to communicate to all equally. Thus, we always have a need for both English to Spanish and Spanish to English translators. This volunteer position is more flexible as you can work virtually from anywhere and on your own schedule. Your language support helps us free up staff time and contributes to creating educational materials about our watershed and its water quality, rainwater harvesting, ceramic water filters, and so much more. If you are interested in this volunteer position, send us (firstname.lastname@example.org) a cover letter with a resume if you are interested in a position. Do you speak another language besides English and Spanish and think some of our materials would be valuable in other languages? Reach out to us and let us know!