Global Brigades volunteer opportunities

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The Global Brigades is a student-led, initiative organization composed of dedicated individuals who share a passion for making the world a better place. They approach this by addressing global problems, such as economic and health disparities, found in many regions of the world.

Global Brigades Booth at the Clubs and Societies Event. (Julia Kaine/The Baron)

The program will be sending volunteers to partnering countries to help establish a better living environment for the locals. Volunteers will have the opportunity to travel countries such as Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana, where they will work towards creating better access to water and health resources in the community.

The Global Brigades organization is passionate about making a change for the better and improving people’s lives, which is highlighted in their mission statement:

 “The Mission of Global Brigades is to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities, working collaboratively with community members and in-country professionals to work towards empowering the community and making it self-sustainable. GB does this by following the holistic model, meaning we recognize that there are many factors involved in becoming self-sustainable, which includes improving access to medical care, creating better access to clean water and proper sanitization and solving economic disparities.” said Caitlin Stewart, Campus Chairperson for Global Brigades

This year the UNBSJ Global Brigades will be visiting Honduras, where their project will be working towards providing the locals with clean water and health services.

If you would like to do your part in making the world a better place and helping those in need, the Global Brigades is a great place to start. To get involved with the Global Brigades or to learn more, you may send an email to, or check out their Facebook or Instagram.

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