VOLUNTEER WITH GLOBAL BRIGADES
Empower under-resourced communities in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and Ghana. Whether you want to enhance access to justice, global health, economic opportunity or the supply of clean water - Global Brigades will have something for you.
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Students Empowering Communities, Communities Empowering Students
Global Brigades is the largest student-led, non-profit movement for sustainable health and economic development. It offers university students 1-3 week skills-based voluntary placements ('brigades') in under-resourced communities in Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama and Ghana. Each brigade focusses on a different need of a local community, such as: legal aid, access to clean water, medical care, health education, greater financial opportunity and food security.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
Cambridge University Global Brigades
For the first time, Cambridge students have the opportunity to participate in the full range of Global Brigades programs. No prior experience is necessary and all degree backgrounds are welcome. CUGB is here to guide you through preparation, answer any questions and ensure you get the most out of your brigade.
TYPES OF BRIGADES
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Human Rights - legal clinics; human rights education.
Engineering - design & engineer clean water systems.
Water - implementation of clean water systems.
Business - build economic opportunities; assist local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Environmental - reverse environmental degradation; implement sustainable agriculture programmes.
WHY JOIN US?
Worthwhile voluntary experience with direct relevance to a range of different careers
Make a real difference: Global Brigade's commitment to holistic, sustainable development ensures your contribution is maintained and built upon by subsequent brigades
Affordable costs: our sponsors subsidise your brigade and travel grants are available through your college
Engage in community activities alongside voluntary work to immerse yourself in an entirely new culture
Become a global citizen!
Panama Human Rights Brigade
In the summer of 2017, two groups of Cambridge students spent a week volunteering in indigenous communities in Eastern Panama. Highlights of the brigade included:
Giving educational workshops at the local school on human rights, anti-bullying and domestic violence.
Running pro-bono legal clinics where, alongside Panamanian lawyers, volunteers advised on cases of child support, kidnapping, domestic violence, identity theft and divorce.
Being invited to learn traditional Panamanian dance alongside community members, sampling local food, buying handcrafted goods and visiting an eco-farm in the Panamanian jungle.
October 3-4, 2019
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