About PWOB


 It all started with a dream and a toolbox. After visiting Nicaragua in 2007, founding members recognized that communities around the world lacked many of the basic resources to sustain their populations, such as access to clean water or medical clinics. 

 Thus, Professionals Without Borders (PWOB) was founded. It took two years of planning and fundraising, but in 2009 PWOB was able to lead its first independent service trip to Zambia. Three years later we have grown exponentially in number of yearly participants, funds, and projects, but we continue to strive towards the same goal of creating substantial and sustainable projects around the world and locally.

Most importantly, PWOB provides Seattle University students, staff and faculty the opportunity to help people in need.

PWOB contributes to Seattle University’s mission of creating leaders for a just and human world.  We are a unique, staff led, collaboration of staff, faculty and students who volunteer and work on international service projects.  PWOB brings people together, working to build a deeper community in connection with the Jesuit mission and characteristic, Cura Personalis, care for the whole person.



Empowering students to lead sustainable service projects that assist people in need.