Create a Legacy: How to Become a GB Campus Chairperson

Global Brigades is able to make an immense impact because of our dedicated leaders and volunteers. One special leadership opportunity is the role of Campus Chairperson. Global Brigades Campus Chairpersons assume the highest leadership position on campus by overseeing all GB Chapt…

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The Porcelain Protest: Flushing Away Water and Sanitation Inequalities

As a long-time partner of Global Brigades Honduras, the Water and Engineering Chapter at Penn State University has collaborated with the WASH Program and its goals since 2010. As part of one of the largest Global Brigades Chapters in the world, Penn State Water Brigades has contr…

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It Takes a Village: How Partnerships Maximize Our Holistic Model in Honduras

Have you ever heard of the saying “It takes a village?” Not only is this the case for Global Brigades, it’s much more. For Global Brigades programming to succeed with the Holistic Model, it takes collaboration with partner communities, local and international staff members, volun…

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From Volunteer to Staff: Shaping an Impactful Career

Having helped coordinate and support 321 brigades in 2018 alone, our Program Associates are key team members of the Global Brigades family. The link between the international team and local staff, Program Associates uphold the Global Brigades values and are strong advocates of th…

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Measuring the Impact We Make: GB’s Approach to Monitoring & Evaluation

What if you were told that your volunteer efforts were not having as big of an impact as you had hoped? What about a bigger impact? Monitoring impact is an essential part of sustainable development work. Read Liz’s blog about her firsthand experience with Global Brigades’ Monitor…

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The World Should Have Water

Collaboratively written by Global Brigades staff Happy World Water Day! We’re thrilled to share the action we’ve taken with volunteers, local staff and community partners to implement clean water systems, worldwide! With the help of the Water Brigades, we work with partner commun…

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How to Start a GB Chapter [Infographic]

Creating a Chapter is one of the best ways to get involved with Global Brigades, whether you want to introduce Global Brigades to a friend at another school, start a Global Brigades Chapter at your school or learn more about about the Chapter Creation process – here is an infogra…

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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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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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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. …

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