Our partner organization, Global Brigades, is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.


Kambia's Real-World Impact

  • Medical

Patient Care Access

Our medical clinics and preventative health workshops are implemented within communities through the support of our local doctors working alongside the students, they will acquire advanced understanding of issues impacting individual and community health in urban and rural Honduras and will understand one NGO's strategies to provide access to healthcare professionals and prescribed medications. Community members are provided with pro-bono general medical consultations, pap-smears, vision and other specialized care based on the scope of the health professionals.
1,341,926 Our Impact: Medical Patient Consultation

Community Health Entrepreneurs and Experience

Students are immersed in the details of region-specific diseases and health issues: engage in person with doctors, Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs), explore pharmacology and the application of traditional medicines. Students will also train selected volunteers living in the community along side our community Staff, to become Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs). CHEs provide basic medical care, monitor chronic conditions and serve as point person for urgent care cases year-round.
629 Our Impact: CHEs Trained


Over the duration of the brigade, students will be able to growth their abilities and acknowledgment with real cases and patients, some of these activities made during the brigade are: -Clinic Day attention for the community. -Holistic Model: Business Program -Health Education Workshop -Refugee Crisis analysis and Unaccompanied Minor's Talk -Cultural Activity -Language Class -Beach day -Screenings at Shelters -Visit to business Clients and & NGO's
Our Impact: Communities Participating in the HCP Access Program: 47
*Statistics provided represent impact across all countries and all communities

Sample Schedule


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
8:00 AM
Airport Pick up & Transport to Lodging Facility
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 AM
Clinic Day
Intro to the Refugee Crisis
Clinic Day
Preparation for Health Education Workshop
Health Education Workshop
Depart for Airport
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 AM
1:00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 PM
Medical Presentation
Clinic Day
Introduction to the Holistic Model: Business program
Clinic Day
Free Time
3:00 PM Settle in
Athens Tour
4:00 PM
In-Country Orientation & Introduction to Global Brigades
5:00 PM
Cultural activity
Language class
Kipseli Walk: visit to business clients & NGOs
Cultural activity
6:00 PM
7:00 PM Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
8:00 PM Reflection PA Talk Reflection Reflection Reflection Final Reflection

Lodging Facilities

We do an annual safety review of all lodging facility partners each year. Lodging facilities provide pillows, bedsheets and towels. Facilities have showers, toilets and sinks with running hot water as well as potable filtered clean water.

Groups are assigned to lodging facilities based on proximity to the partner community they will be working with.


Volunteer safety will always be our absolute top priority. Global Brigades recently engaged Askari International Security, an industry leader in international risk assessment, to complete a comprehensive risk/safety assessment of all brigade operations. A full explanation of safety precautions and procedures can be found on our “Safety & Insurance” page.

A Quote from Askari International Security

“I was asked to review Global Brigades safety and security procedures for their operations in Central America. I always use a “litmus test” by assessing whether I’d be happy to send my own daughters (late teens early 20’s) on one of their events. The answer was a resounding yes. I hope I was able to help them improve their processes and procedures, but what was already in place was good, but better still was the culture of safety and security. All the staff were concerned with safety and security and keen to improve. Nothing can ever be 100% secure or safe, but with Global Brigades I can genuinely say they care and take things very seriously.”
– Bryan Hemmings, Managing Director, Askari International Security

Safety Highlights in Greece

  • Global Brigades is an active member of OSAC (the Overseas Security Advisory Committee) and receives up-to-date security and safety briefings from the U.S. State Department;
  • Full-time local Global Brigades medical personnel on-call at all times;
  • Adherence to the IVPA standards of international volunteering.

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