The Roots of Life: Updates From Rural Ghana

Living in Rural Ghana is a one of a kind of experience. While Ghana faces some challenges, the country more than makes up for it with charm, friendliness, and originality. Eminently laid back and welcoming, it is the perfect place for those seeking unique experiences and wanting …

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Engineering Essentials for Clean Water: Good Design, Great Leaders, & The Heart of a Community in Honduras

To provide a community with access to sufficient and high-quality drinking water we rely on the love, faith, and hope of a whole community, committed to the future of its children and guided by unconditional and tireless leadership.

It’s Time to Disrupt the Microfinance Industry

A new goal for microfinance: not just provide loans, but build community assets and create a financial backbone to break the poverty cycle.

How COVID-19 has Affected The Empowered 100

As a result of the halting of international travel and the enforcement of lockdowns, our outlook for 2020 and beyond has begun to shift. The pandemic presents us with an opportunity to adapt and innovate how Global Brigades work toward the E100 goals.

Reinventing Recruitment and Fundraising: How to Navigate Virtually

One of the biggest questions Global Brigades leaders are facing as they approach the new school year is “how are we going to recruit and fundraise virtually?” More than ever, it is essential to create a strategy to recruit volunteers and fundraise donation goals to support and pa…

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Chapter Social Media Account Best Practices

By Social Media Intern, Ellie Sabourin Joining a Global Brigades Chapter can be one of the most life changing decisions that you’ll make during your time in university. By joining a Chapter or even Becoming a Chapter President, you’ll have the opportunity to build your leadership…

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A Lesson in Leadership: Emphasizing the “We”

Global Brigades counts on motivated student leaders to accomplish the recruitment and fundraising goals necessary to support the on-the-ground work in partner communities. This begs the question, what does a strong leader look like? Check out this blog post to learn more about st…

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Beyond Good Intentions: Evaluating the Ethics of Volunteering & Performative Activism

Engaging in international volunteering comes with a responsibility to educate ourselves and approach communities with humility. As we strive to be global citizens, it is important to recognize history and constantly examine our own motivations.

We Are Not The Saviors of This Story: Addressing White Saviorism Together

If we consider ourselves Global Citizens, then we must examine our intentions and ensure that we are putting the rights, respect, and desires of the community first and foremost in our practices.

Global Brigades Announces TeleBrigades: International Community Service for All

How do we teach students to be Global Citizens and make a global impact in a virtual environment? We are excited to introduce you to TeleBrigades, the highest impact international sustainable development volunteer program, which also happens to be completely virtual.

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