The year-round recruitment efforts made by volunteers are the driving force behind Global Brigades. Because of you, we are able to make a sustainable impact in our partner communities. Below, you’ll find tips for getting started with recruitment, helpful resources for kick-starting your efforts, and a comprehensive guide to review with your Leadership team.
Set Your Recruitment Goal
At the start of the brigade planning process, it is important that each chapter understands the volunteer recruitment goal that they must reach. These volunteer recruitment goals are set strategically in collaboration with in-country GB staff and when met, they ensure that brigades have adequate participation and funding to run successfully and support the sustainability of these projects on a year-round basis.
Importantly, the number of volunteers you are able to recruit as a Chapter directly correlates to the Donation Goal of each volunteer going on the Brigade/TeleBrigade. This means that the more volunteers you and your chapter members recruit, the lower the Donation Goal for each volunteer is and the more impact you are able to make! In addition to lowering the Donation Goal of all volunteers participating in the Brigade/TeleBrigade, there are specific scholarships available for Chapter Presidents based on volunteer numbers.
Please visit the Fundraising Tools section to view the Volunteer Recruitment Numbers and associated Donation Goals for each program, country, as well as available scholarships.
Download & Customize Program Specific Marketing Resources
To support you in your brigade recruitment efforts, we have created various customizable marketing resources (found below) that are specific to your brigade program. Each program (by country) has a handout, flyer, and informational session PowerPoint to utilize. Please note that resources include both in person Brigades and TeleBrigades where applicable. For updated information on which programs are currently open in which countries for in-person Brigades please refer to the “Responding to COVID-19” page on our website.
If you are looking for information on our International Medical Telebrigade Program that works with Honduras, Greece, and Ghana, you can access our marketing brochure here, or on the “Info Session PPT” for each country listed above.
If you would like to build your own marketing materials, t-shirts or swag you can download general Global Brigades Branding Assets which includes logos, patterns & designs. Be sure to abide by all branding guidelines when using Global Brigades branded materials.
To get started, feel free to utilize the following general Global Brigades resources:
Build Your Social Media Presence
Recruit For Your Brigade
Recruiting for your brigade is a huge responsibility! It requires teamwork, organization, planning, and accountability. Use Global Brigade’s Volunteer Recruitment Guide for best practices, tips, and recruitment strategies your Chapter can use.
Featured Webinar: Best Practices For Virtual & Fundraising Event Planning
We also understand that many leaders and volunteers will rely on recruiting and fundraising for their upcoming Brigades virtually. Feel free to watch this webinar to review Best Practices For Virtual & Fundraising Event Planning hosted by our Volunteer Engagement team.
Volunteer Registration on MyBrigades
MyBrigades is Global Brigades’ fundraising platform and volunteer management tool for chapter leaders and staff. It is important that any and all volunteers you recruit who are planning to go on brigade are successfully registered through your Chapter’s specific Brigade Page. Your Global Brigades Program Associate will create your specific Brigade Page and send the link to the Chapter Leader/President to circulate. Feel free to reference this GB Brigade Pages and MyBrigades Tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to sign up, find your brigade page, join your brigade, navigate your MyBrigades account, and make donations.