Professionals Without Borders

Interested in international service?

Consider a trip with Professionals Without Borders, Seattle University! 


You are a PWOB kind of volunteer if you:

  • Find connection through collaborative good deeds
  • Don’t mind getting dirty while working hard and playing hard
  • Bring a willing and learning spirit to infrastructure projects
  • Believes that a small group of dedicated people can change things that matter
  • Bring a mind, that like a parachute, works best when open

Our projects are community identified and capacity/capability verified by PWOB professionals.


PWOB's concept is simple: connect students, staff and faculty with high aspirations for service work with skilled trades people (plumbers, electricians, engineers, etc.) to complete small, but substantial, projects for people in need. 
PWOB has taken students, staff and faculty to serve on projects such as: 

  • Rebuilding the only road to a poor medical clinic in Jamaica.
  • Providing safe drinking water to victims of flooding in southern Washington (Chehalis and Lewis County).
  • Constructing a restroom, showers, and water for a deaf high school serving 287 students in Africa (Lusaka, Zambia).
  • Assisting with the design and implementation of a waterwheel pump for use on the Zambezi River (Chirundu, Zambia).
  • Installation of a rainwater catchment system at Liberty Children's Home in Belize. The project team also installed a security system to protect the children and assets of the orphanage.
  • Completion of infrastructure project at the orphanage Casa Padre Wasson in Jinotepe, Nicaragua.
  • Installation and repairs of several solar installations in various locations in Zambia.
  • Completion of two water systems in very remote rural locations in Zambia..

Our model works.

It is sustainable and empowers students to serve and lead sustainable service projects
that help people in need. 


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Empowering students to serve and lead sustainable service projects that help people in need.