USA Volunteer Resource Site

Understand our Fundraising Policies

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 our cancellation policy.

Set your Donation Goal

When a volunteer participates in a Brigade, the volunteer’s ground transportation, food, lodging, and emergency insurance are all covered by their Donation Goal. The funding that the volunteer raised also supports all the necessary costs for program implementation, supplies, and staff. 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 (see travel tab for more information.)

Donation goals are directly related to the number of volunteers travelling on your brigade. As you increase the number of volunteers, you will grow from the sustainable level to the empowered level and all the way to the scaled level. Please visit the “Recruitment Resources” section for more information on recruitment for your next brigade. Once you reach a new level, each volunteer on your brigade will receive a scholarship, and as a result, their donation goal will be lower. Our goal: more volunteers, more impact, lower donation goals. 

Brigades' Donation Goals

See the Donation goal chart for your program below by selecting the link in the corresponding brigade type and country:

 

 

*Brigades that would like to extend beyond 7 days (8 days for Ghana) can do so by increasing their Donation Goal by $100 for every extra day they would like to volunteer. The entire brigade must increase the length of the brigade. 
To learn more about where your donation goes, visit the Financials page of our website to view a breakdown of our entire annual budget.
Medical Brigades
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Dental Brigades
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Business Brigades
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Public Health Brigades
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Water Brigades
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Legal Empowerment Brigades
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Engineering Brigades
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Brigades' Donation Goals

See the Donation goal chart for your program below by selecting the link in the corresponding brigade type and country:

 

To learn more about where your donation goes, visit the Financials page of our website to view a breakdown of our entire annual budget.
USA Chapters
 Medical Honduras  Panama   Ghana   Greece Guatemala
 Business Honduras Panama Ghana N/A N/A
 Dental Honduras Panama Ghana Greece N/A
Public Health Honduras Panama Ghana N/A N/A
Legal Empowerment Honduras Panama N/A N/A N/A
Water Honduras Panama Ghana N/A N/A
 Engineering Honduras N/A Ghana N/A N/A
*Brigades that would like to extend beyond 7 days (8 days for Ghana) can do so by increasing their Donation Goal by $100 for every extra day they would like to volunteer. The entire brigade must increase the length of the brigade.
Honduras Box Icon Greece Box Icon Ghana Box Icon Honduras Box Icon
 
Canada Chapters
Medical Honduras Panama    Ghana   Greece Guatemala
 Business Honduras Panama Ghana N/A N/A
 Dental Honduras Panama Ghana Greece N/A
 Public Health  Honduras Panama Ghana N/A N/A
 Engineering Honduras N/A Ghana N/A N/A
 Water Honduras Panama Ghana N/A N/A
*Brigades that would like to extend beyond 7 days (8 days for Ghana) can do so by increasing their Donation Goal by $100 for every extra day they would like to volunteer. The entire brigade must increase the length of the brigade.
UK Chapters
 Medical Honduras Panama    Ghana   Greece
 Business Honduras Panama Ghana N/A
 Dental Honduras Panama Ghana Greece
 Public Health  Honduras Panama Ghana N/A
Legal Empowerment Honduras Panama N/A N/A
 Engineering Honduras N/A Ghana N/A
 Water Honduras Panama Ghana N/A
*Brigades that would like to extend beyond 7 days (8 days for Ghana) can do so by increasing their Donation Goal by £80 for every extra day they would like to volunteer. The entire brigade must increase the length of the brigade.
German Chapters
 Medical Honduras Panama Ghana Greece Guatemala
 Business Honduras Panama Ghana N/A N/A
 Dental Honduras Panama Ghana Greece N/A
Public Health Honduras Panama Ghana N/A N/A
Legal Empowerment Honduras Panama N/A N/A N/A
 Engineering Honduras N/A Ghana N/A N/A
 Water Honduras Panama Ghana N/A N/A
*Brigades that would like to extend beyond 7 or 8 days can do so by increasing their Donation Goal by $100 for every extra day they would like to volunteer. The entire brigade must increase the length of the brigade.