Volunteers are professionals presently or formerly working in the fields of architecture, structural / civil / environmental engineering, surveying, construction management, and journalism. Throughout the year, we coordinate 8-10 conceptual design project trips in South Asia. The core of eMi²'s ministry is to enable design professionals like you to have a strategic impact in partnership with client ministries by volunteering on a 10-14 day project trip. We are searching for Project Volunteers, Project+ Volunteers, and Long-Term Volunteers who are willing to bless others with their technical skills in South Asia.
“I was pleased at many different levels with what we were able to accomplish as a team. This trip really impressed upon me that even if I only have a short amount of time to give, God can use it and that God can use our technical abilities as part of His overall plan for ministry. 1 Corinthians 12 talks about the body needing all of its different types of members to function, so we can't all be doctors or evangelists, but He can still use engineers and architects in a significant way.” – David Howard, P.E., USA, Project Civil Engineer Volunteer, June 2009
“Worshipping with Bengalis in a different tongue is a fulfilling way to see how God’s people all over the world basically hold a common goal: To honor our Lord and Saviour corporately and to kneel before His throne with praise.” – Steve Fry, AIA, USA, Project Architect Volunteer, September 2003
“I have enjoyed great freedom in developing one very large project in central India project as lead architect with eMi². It is an interesting experience in master-planning. While I experience great freedom in designing, the limitations for the construction are rather rigid and narrow. This is due to circumstances and limitations of local manufacturing and required earthquake resistance, but also because of the usual financial shortage of clients. However I have learned in and through these limitations and restrictions.” – Matthias Bringolf, Switzerland, Long-Term Architect Volunteer, 2002