Global Brigades has the incredible responsibility and opportunity to educate a 5,000+ volunteer base annually throughout the experiential learning that will occur in their volunteer efforts. This education empowers volunteers with the knowledge, skills, and context required to have an ethical impact for all involved. Through these educational volunteer resources, Global Brigades strives to redefine the way that volunteers engage in international development by promoting a mindset where volunteering is an act of solidarity, rather than charity, and the focus of development work is empowerment, rather than aid. We aim to ensure that all Global Brigades volunteers are equipped with the proper tools and context that allow them to contribute to community development with cultural sensitivity and humility.
We encourage you to reflect deeply as a volunteer by utilizing the Pre-Brigade, Program-Specific, and Post-Brigade resources below in your journey to discovering your role as a responsible Global Citizen. Allow Volunteer Preparation to help you complete a brigade with a more comprehensive understanding of international development and the responsibility to engage both locally and globally.
Chapter Leaders: Use these tools and topics to help shape your Chapter meetings throughout the academic year.