As a mechanical engineer you probably already have your hands full at work. Mechanical engineers are important for shaping the world and for developing sustainable equipment, machinery and systems. It isn’t the easiest job out there and some mechanical engineers spend a lot of time on physical labor in order to get the job done right. If you are hands on person who loves to get involved to help make the world a better place then there are quite a few organizations you can join on the sideline.
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies is an organization that fights terrorism and promotes freedom. They are constantly engaged in international negotiations to get other countries to sign contracts with them against countries that are attempting to engage in nuclear practices such as Iran. For example, the FDD have requested many countries to practice sanctions against Iran in which all of these countries refuse to trade with Iran in order to get them to agree to nuclear terms. They are helping to keep America and other countries as safe as possible and are definitely worth your support.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is part of the Christian church and government practice. This organization does wonders for people all over America because they use their core Christian standards to try and care for those in need. They support groups like;
Children in need – This includes children who are disabled, comes from abusive homes, are left orphaned and who live below the poverty line.
Women in need – Women who come from an abusive relationship or who are suddenly left to raise children all on their own can get support from this organization in the form of education, housing or food.
Families in need – Low income families can now raise their children themselves by getting housing and financial support from this organization.
The Salvation Army provides support in many different forms such as education, housing, food, and clothing and in some cases they will even provide financial assistance to keep families and siblings together.
If you love to save animals then you can always lend your expertise and support to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). You can either use your expertise to create workable solutions to organizations like these or you can donate money or assistance to these organizations while they fight those who are abusive towards animals or who use animals for product testing.
There are thousands of organizations who can benefit from the help of a mechanical engineer. Any support in any form such as constructive, emotional, physical or financial will be great to organizations like these because it is only together that you and the world will make a difference in problematic situations. Your life will be much more rewarding if you partake in extracurricular activities and you will make the most out of your career because you will push your engineering skills to the limit and perhaps land a much higher position when more and more people are hearing your name and learning of your exceptional skills.