Volunteer fundraising is critical to the implementation of Global Brigades’ Holistic Model through Brigade programming. Once a volunteer meets a set Donation Goal for their interested program and country, they are eligible to join us on-the-ground to see their fundraising efforts put into action by participating in a Brigade. Volunteers have up to 1 year to participate in a Brigade after they meet their Donation Goal. If a volunteer decides not to participate in a Brigade, the funds raised will be utilized to support Global Brigades’ mission. Find out more about fundraising below.
Start fundraising for your brigade as a group or individually as early as possible to give yourself plenty of time! Check out this Chapter Fundraising Guide for more tips, tricks & fundraising strategies.
Featured Fundraiser: TFL
GB UK has a permit for you to hold bucket collections at the Transport For London (TFL) tube stations. Please do not contact TFL separately, the point of contact has to be a GB employee (Liam) for us to maintain our permit. If this is something that you are interested in, please contact GB UK Aiden (email@example.com) to arrange a quick call. GB UK has access to the TFL portal where you can view stations, dates, availability up to 3 days -6 months in advance. (please come with some stations and dates in mind, being as flexible as possible).
Meet Your Fundraising Deadlines
In order for Global Brigades to prepare for upcoming Brigades, all volunteers who wish to participate in a Brigade must meet the following Donation Goal fundraising deadlines. If a volunteer is unable to meet their Brigade’s fundraising deadlines, they can instead join a future brigade to give themselves more time to meet their Donation Goal.
|DEADLINE||IN PERSON BRIGADE||TELEBRIGADE|
|INITIAL DONATION GOAL DEADLINE||97 days before the brigade||Volunteers must have £100 on their fundraising page to secure their spot in their Brigade||Volunteers must be signed up and have £100 on their fundraising page to secure their spot in their TeleBrigade.|
|TRAVEL DONATION GOAL DEADLINE||60 days before the brigade||All volunteers must complete roster questionnaires and must have flights completed
||No additional fundraising needed, but all volunteers should have completed their volunteer roster questionnaire. Your chapter’s Individual Donation Goal will be set!|
|FINAL DONATION GOAL DEADLINE||14 days pre-brigade||Volunteers must have the total donation goal (donation goal + airfare) on their MyBrigades fundraising page||Volunteers will meet their Full Donation Goal to complete fundraising for their TeleBrigade|
Other Material Donations
As we strive to be as sustainable as possible, we cannot support handing out in-kind donations (old clothing, school supplies, toiletries, etc.) Handing out small amounts of such items results in unfair distribution of donations and can cause challenges within our community partners. To make the most of items such as used clothing, we suggest looking into organizations like thredUp. ThredUP takes like-new clothing and gives money to the donor’s charity of choice.