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

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Chapters are empowered to support rural microenterprises through virtual Business TeleBrigades in Panama or participate in-person on 7-9 day Business Brigades to Honduras, Panama, or Ghana.

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Responding to COVID-19

After more than a year of suspended operations due to Covid-19, we have taken every precaution to resume operations with the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and community members at top of mind. In the interest of everyone’s health, we have very limited capacity for each program for total number of chapters, and total number of volunteers per chapter, so we encourage your chapter to confirm your brigade dates as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

After careful deliberation with our in-country partners, we have decided that only fully COVID-19 vaccinated and up-to-date volunteers are able to brigade in-person at this time – this includes booster shots for those who are eligible. Vaccine roll-out in our Program Countries has been slow and variable, and we have made this decision for the health and safety of our local staff and vulnerable community partners. We highly encourage all volunteers who wish to participate in person to seek vaccination options as soon as possible. Any volunteers who will not be vaccinated before their school’s in-person brigade are encouraged to join a TeleBrigade program or begin planning a brigade for a later date.

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all brigade re-start plans are subject to change. Check with your chapter leader or Program Associate for the latest information regarding your brigade or visit this page on our website for more information.