Volunteer Program Types

Business Consulting

Based on your corporate group’s skill-set, we will partner you with a rural business whose challenges best align to benefit from your team. Whether in-person or virtual, your team will be guided through the businesses’ background and opportunities for growth. During the program, volunteers will offer high impact consulting, as well as an end recommendation on whether a small business loan from their local community bank can expand their business.

In-Person Virtual

Refugee Camp Health Screenings

Volunteer participation ensures that asylum seekers and refugees have access to medical consults and treatment for acute illnesses. Licensed healthcare volunteers work in triage, work alongside local physicians, provide health education workshops, provide resources for medicine distribution and facilitate art therapy workshops for children. Medical referrals are provided to specialists for needs beyond the scope of the brigade.

In-Person

Mobile Clinics

During an in-person mobile clinic, licensed healthcare volunteers work in groups to provide patient consults and prescribe. Volunteers work in triage & consult, provide education workshops, and help distribute medicine in the pharmacy. For the virtual program, volunteers support in funding a local physician to provide healthcare to 20-40 patients in a rural community and then work with the physician to consult on cases for further treatment.

In-Person Virtual

Clean Water & Sanitation

Volunteers work with local technicians to construct water systems custom-designed for rural communities or public health infrastructure, such as eco-stoves and latrines for rural homes. Volunteers assist in hands-on construction activities, such as digging trenches, connecting pipes, and providing education to improve family health. For a virtual program, volunteers with engineering backgrounds can support with water system design and review.

In-Person Virtual

Country Options for Corporate Volunteers

In 2018, by invitation of the UN International Office of Migration and in partnership with the Greek Health Department, GB helps fill a void for health care services in refugee camps.

In 2018, by invitation of the UN International Office of Migration and in partnership with the Greek Health Department, GB helps fill a void for health care services in refugee camps.

Related Programs
  • Medical
  • Dental
Since 2008, GB has refined a holistic approach to grow local economies, improve access to healthcare and empower families with legal resources to resolve disputes and formalize businesses.

Since 2008, GB has refined a holistic approach to grow local economies, improve access to healthcare and empower families with legal resources to resolve disputes and formalize businesses.

Related Programs
  • Medical
  • Business
  • Dental
  • Human Rights
  • Public Health
  • Water
In 2004, GB started in Honduras with medical relief. GB now works to empower communities through economic development, sustainable healthcare and water and sanitation projects.

In 2004, GB started in Honduras with medical relief. GB now works to empower communities through economic development, sustainable healthcare and water and sanitation projects.

Related Programs
  • Medical
  • Business
  • Human Rights
  • Public Health
  • Water
In 2011, GB expanded to Ghana. With partners, we focus on healthcare access, expanding loan access, and constructing potable water systems and sanitation projects.

In 2011, GB expanded to Ghana. With partners, we focus on healthcare access, expanding loan access, and constructing potable water systems and sanitation projects.

Related Programs
  • Medical
  • Business
  • Dental
  • Public Health
  • Water

Sample Business Consulting Schedules

Each corporate volunteer program can be customized to fit your needs. Whether your group can only travel during a
long weekend instead of seven days, or if you would like to incorporate team building and cultural exchange learning,
we can work closely with you to adapt accordingly. The below examples are for a seven day business consulting
program in Panama and a virtual program that is implemented over a three week period.

7 Day In-Person Sample Schedule – Business Consulting

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
7:00am Travel to Panama Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast & Transport to Panama City
8:00am Introduction Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community
9:00am First Analysis Session with Clients Consulting Session Consulting Session Deliver Recommendations to Clients Panama Canal Tour
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00pm Transport to Community Consulting Session Consulting Session Consulting Session Final Presentation
2:00pm Meet Clients & Workshop
3:00pm Airport Pick up and Transport to Lodging Facility Client Work Session
4:00pm Rainforest Hike
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Restaurant
6:00pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner at Beach Restaurant
7:00pm Dinner Reflection & Expectation Setting Reflection & Group Work Sessions Bonfire & S’mores Group Work Sessions & Presentation Prep
8:00pm Safety & Security Briefing
9:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
Day 1
7:00am Travel to Panama
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm Airport Pick up and Transport to Lodging Facility
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Safety & Security Briefing
Day 2
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Introduction
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Transport to Community
2:00pm Meet with Clients & Workshop
3:00pm Client Work Session
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Reflection & Expectation Setting
8:00pm
9:00pm
Day 3
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am First Analysis Session with Clients
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Consulting Session
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Rainforest Hike
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Reflection & Group Work Sessions
8:00pm
9:00pm
Day 4
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am Consulting Session
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Consulting Session
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Bonfire & S’mores
8:00pm
9:00pm
Day 5
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am Consulting Session
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Consulting Session
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Group Work Sessions & Presentation Prep
Day 6
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am Deliver Recommendations to Clients
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Final Presentation
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Restaurant
6:00pm Dinner at Beach Restaurant
7:00pm
8:00pm
9:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
Day 7
7:00am Breakfast & Transport to Panama City
8:00am
9:00am Panama Canal Tour
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:00pm

3 Week Virtual Sample Schedule – Business Consulting

Throughout the virtual Brigade, we’ve intentionally built-in sessions that foster relationship building with
communities and have included interactive ways for employees to learn about the local culture.
This schedule can also be condensed to one week.

Stages Introduction Client Selection Client Briefing Program Preparation Client Consultation Final Deliverables Due Client Presentation Project Celebration Impact Monitoring
Length of Activity 2 hours 1 hour 1.5 hours 1.5 hours 2-3 hours 1 hour 1.5 hours
Timing of Activity +3 weeks before client consultation 3 weeks before consultation 2 weeks before consultation Within 1 week of consultation Client Consultation Day Up to 1 week after consultation Up to 2 weeks after consultation Up to 3 weeks after consultation On-going
Live Virtual Activities Webinar with GB Economic Development Expert to receive context of economics within country and business client. Virtual cultural interactive workshop. Group receives potential business client profiles via email and GB walks through materials and answers questions via webinar. Client briefing webinar to discuss pertinent client details and answer questions. Business Spanish workshop with local coordinator. Live webinar session with business clients to gather information for final business deliverables. Virtual cultural exchange with business client. Final deliverables submission. GB coordinator translates materials and records the facilitation of deliverables to clients. Group can also record their presentation in Spanish. Team debriefs on client feedback and celebrates with a virtual traditional cooking class. Volunteers receive ongoing project updates and monitoring and evaluation of programs.
Day 1
7:00am Travel to Panama
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm Airport Pick up and Transport to Lodging Facility
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Safety & Security Briefing
Day 2
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Introduction
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Transport to Community
2:00pm Meet with Clients & Workshop
3:00pm Client Work Session
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Reflection & Expectation Setting
8:00pm
9:00pm
Day 3
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am First Analysis Session with Clients
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Consulting Session
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Rainforest Hike
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Reflection & Group Work Sessions
8:00pm
9:00pm
Day 4
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am Consulting Session
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Consulting Session
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Bonfire & S’mores
8:00pm
9:00pm
Day 5
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am Consulting Session
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Consulting Session
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Group Work Sessions & Presentation Prep
Day 6
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am Deliver Recommendations to Clients
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Final Presentation
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Restaurant
6:00pm Dinner at Beach Restaurant
7:00pm
8:00pm
9:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
Day 7
7:00am Breakfast & Transport to Panama City
8:00am
9:00am Panama Canal Tour
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:00pm

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Our team is excited to build a high impact experience for your company. For more information on how to customize these opportunites for your employees or organization, contact our team below.

Lauren Maitland Lauren Maitland
Director of University & Corporate Relations
Daniel Klingelhoets Daniel Klingelhoets
University & Corporate Relations

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Program Cost

Global Brigades is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all funds are received as non-refundable donations to our mission. Each volunteer has a set Donation Goal which is used to support our organization and the program, and also covers all necessary costs for the volunteer program implementation such as ground transportation, food, lodging, and emergency insurance as applicable.

As a corporate group, employers may choose to cover all employees’ Donation Goals, a portion of the Donation Goal, or airfare. Airfare is typically not included in the Donation Goal. However, Global Brigades’ travel team can work with volunteers to book airfare and incorporate the airfare expense into the volunteer’s Donation Goal.

Global Brigades works with each corporate group individually to determine the Donation Goal amount based on whether the volunteer program is virtual or in-person, number of days of travel, program country, and any extra team building activities. Unlike our university brigades, our corporate volunteer programs are highly customizable to fit your needs.

Safety

Volunteer safety will always be our absolute top priority. Global Brigades has engaged Askari International Security, an industry leader in international risk assessment, to complete a comprehensive risk/safety assessment of all brigade operations.

A Quote from Askari International Security

“I was asked to review Global Brigades safety and security procedures for their operations in Central America. I always use a “litmus test” by assessing whether I’d be happy to send my own daughters (late teens early 20’s) on one of their events. The answer was a resounding yes. I hope I was able to help them improve their processes and procedures, but what was already in place was good, but better still was the culture of safety and security. All the staff were concerned with safety and security and keen to improve. Nothing can ever be 100% secure or safe, but with Global Brigades I can genuinely say they care and take things very seriously.”
– Bryan Hemmings, Managing Director, Askari International Security

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