Our Holistic Model
Global Brigades uniquely implements a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. Our goal is to empower 100 rural Central American communities to permanently rise out of global poverty. Learn more about our model.
How to Get Involved
Start a Chapter
By starting a Global Brigades Chapter on a new university campus, you have the opportunity to earn a scholarship to cover your Donation Goal to participate in a brigade. Becoming a Chapter President provides incredible leadership experience and a chance to inspire other students on your campus to make change.
Join a Leadership Institute
Attending our Leadership Institute is your chance to experience a life changing opportunity abroad that will deepen your understanding of international development. Your journey won’t stop there! After getting a behind the scenes look at our programs, you will return home as an equipped leader with resources to grow the Global Brigades movement on your campus.
Join the July Medical Brigade
If your university doesn’t have an existing Medical Brigades Chapter to join, you can instead sign-up for a Medical Brigade specifically for student leaders interested in learning more about Global Brigades. This Medical Brigade for individuals is scheduled for July 7-13, 2019 in Honduras. Volunteers must meet a Donation Goal of $1,250 USD in order to be eligible to participate in this brigade.