Summer Brigade Donation Goal

In order to participate in these unique Summer Brigade opportunities, all volunteers must meet a Donation Goal, this is not considered a payment, but support toward our Global Brigades’ Holistic Model. Once a volunteer meets their Donation Goal, they are eligible to join us on-the-ground to see their fundraising efforts put into action by participating in the Summer Brigade.

When a volunteer participates in a Summer Brigade, the volunteer’s ground transportation, food, lodging, and emergency insurance are all covered. The funding that the volunteer raised also supports all the necessary costs for program implementation.

Airfare is not included in the standard 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.

2020 Summer Brigade Dates & Donation Goals

Aug 16-22 Medical Brigade  (Guatemala) $1,190 USD
Aug 16-22 Business Brigade (Panama) $990 USD

*Amounts listed above are for Donation Goals and do not include airfare.



Frequently Asked Questions

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The donation goal for joining one of these summer brigades is lower than the funds I already have in my account. What happens to the extra funds?

Any funds that you may have left over can be saved and used towards a future brigade.

The flight I booked originally was to one country but now I will be travelling to a different country?

Upon cancelling your flight for your upcoming brigade you will have received a flight voucher. This flight voucher can be used towards any future flight bookings (no matter what country you are travelling to). Airline policies require you to cover an associated change fee when using your flight voucher and cover any difference in the fare. If your flight was originally booked through Global Brigades we are happy to negotiate with the airline on your behalf to strive towards them waiving the change fee.

Is there a deadline to sign up for these summer dates?

Yes!, we ask for all volunteers interested in participating as individuals on the specific August dates to sign up by June 15th.