The Meaning of Empowerment: What Fuels a Movement for Global Change

Organizations like Global Brigades have the commitment to devote time and resources to take a part as active listeners, identify problems and needs, and use collaborative approaches to address them – learning, reviewing, and adapting at each step of the way. The Holistic Model ha…

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Global Water Brigades: The Test We Aced

By Program Associate Sarah Diver in Honduras One of the biggest things many people take for granted is waking up in the morning and turning on the faucet to take a shower, wash our face or brush our teeth. In the community of El Saucito located in the south of Honduras, it was no…

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Stories Of Sustainable Impact: 10 Top GB Blog Posts in 2018

We had a busy year filled with training Community Health Workers, planning for brigades and Leadership Institutes, and celebrating our 10 year anniversary, just to name a few things. As we reflect on blog articles written throughout 2018, we look forward to a year ahead with new …

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Community Health Workers: Accessible Healthcare in Rural Communities

By Program Associate Erin Barnett in Honduras One major barrier to accessible healthcare in Honduras is understaffed healthcare providers in rural communities. While the CDC estimates physician population density to be .37 physicians per 1000 population in Honduras, the majority …

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You Can’t Have a Medical Brigade Without Medications

Medications come from a variety of sources in order for Medical Brigades to host mobile medical clinics. Learn more about our partnerships and donors that help make this work possible.

Global Business Brigades in Ghana: 3 Enterprise Consultations

By GB Ghana’s Business Program Manager Shiella Appiah Kubi The Global Brigades Ghana’s Business Brigade model leverages partnerships with existing public and private organizations to identify businesses with potential for growth and employment in partner communities. The business…

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Experience GB’s Holistic Model: Leadership Institutes

Leadership Institutes provide students with a volunteer opportunity like no other. Participants are offered an in-depth and experiential look in the inner workings of an international non-profit. The five days are scheduled around different development programs – medical, public …

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Who Will Cut The Birthday Cake? GB Celebrates 10 Years

Global Brigades is officially 10 years old! We are deeply grateful for the passionate people who have helped us grow to the point of being a thriving sustainable development organization. Volunteers, staff, and community members have poured creativity, efficiency, and expertise i…

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Community-Based Healthcare

By Maddison Staszkiewicz, Monitoring & Evaluation Program Associate in Honduras Community Health Worker Conferences are an opportunity for Community Health Workers (CHWs) from the same region of Honduras to come together to learn about aspects of health care, practice their s…

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One Brigade At A Time

By Nisha Datt, Global Brigades Program Associate in Nicaragua Brigade leaders, how do you make it look so easy? On top of keeping up with your coursework, exams, and club meetings, you are planning a brigade! That is no joke. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication tha…

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