Responding to COVID-19
Each of our partner program countries have been tremendously impacted by the pandemic and have prohibitive travel policies. In addition to monitoring these travel policies, we are considering a variety of factors to determine when volunteers will be able to travel abroad to participate in brigades. In light of the constantly changing nature of the outbreak of COVID-19 and in an effort to support containment of the virus, Global Brigades has suspended brigades to all of our program countries and are targeting a reopening date of March 1st, 2021. We appreciate the trust you place in our teams, both nationally and internationally when you participate in our programs. Our team is dedicated to protecting the health and ensuring the safety of all our volunteers, staff, and community partners.
In the meantime, Global Brigades chapters are encouraged to join our new TeleBrigades programs and to continue preparing for 2021 in-person brigades.
Now more than ever, our community partners count on your continued support to ensure we can empower them to meet their health and economic goals. We want you to know that because of your past and current support, we continue to look toward our future with great hope and optimism knowing that our work with community partners will overcome these obstacles. Global Brigades has persisted through many global crises over our history and persevered by creating innovative solutions to weather unanticipated events. In addition to now offering TeleBrigades for volunteers, read more below on how our teams are adapting programs to best position our partner countries for continued impact regardless of in-person participation of volunteers.