Spotlight on John Vavruska: A Rich History of Volunteering

Spotlight on John Vavruska: A Rich History of Volunteering

For decades, John Vavruska has volunteered to help provide clean water and proper sanitation in developing countries around the world. An engineer in the environmental and waste treatment technology field, John finds great satisfaction in making fundamental services a...
Spotlight on Stephen Parker: WEFTA Volunteer Intent on Improving Lives

Spotlight on Stephen Parker: WEFTA Volunteer Intent on Improving Lives

Stephen Parker finds joy in using his skills as a civil engineer to help others. As a WEFTA volunteer, he witnessed how a single project could impact multiple lives. A case in point was a visit to the Daughters of Charity Saint Mary’s Convent and School in Ethiopia....
Spotlight on Emily Parker: WEFTA Field Engineer and Remote Designer

Spotlight on Emily Parker: WEFTA Field Engineer and Remote Designer

Emily Parker will never forget canoeing up a river and hiking through the jungle to access community water projects in isolated areas of southern Mexico. The WEFTA volunteer relishes the opportunity to visit these places, which are rarely seen by outsiders. So far,...
Spotlight on Lam Ho: “WEFTA Impacts Lives”

Spotlight on Lam Ho: “WEFTA Impacts Lives”

Lam Ho marvels at the powerful impact that WEFTA water and sanitation infrastructure projects have on rural and indigenous communities. It is what motivates the engineer to continue his volunteer activities. He cites, for example, the dramatic improvement in the...
Spotlight on Alex Litofsky: Volunteer Keen on Building Local Capacity

Spotlight on Alex Litofsky: Volunteer Keen on Building Local Capacity

WEFTA volunteer Alex Litofsky has returned to the Panamanian community she first fell in love with several years ago. She is using her experience and contacts to help improve access to water through a project that will benefit a local school and surrounding homes....