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Brigades Def’n. Groups of passionate volunteers who mobilize toward positive social change.

Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Ever since it was founded, Global Brigades has mobilized thousands of university students and professionals through nine skill-based service programs to improve quality of life in the under resourced communities of Ghana, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. These programs include: Architecture, Business, Dental, Environmental, Human Rights, Medical, Micro-Finance, Public Health, and Water.

Global Brigades, Inc (USA)

Global Brigades, Inc (USA) was founded in 2007 as a California-based not-for-profit organization and achieved US 501c3 status in 2008. Prior to its creation, Global Brigades solely operated as a Honduran charitable organization as a division of Sociedad Amigos de los Niños. Currently, Global Brigades USA mobilizes more than 4,000 annual volunteers through 360 university chapters.


To empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities while fostering local cultures.


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