My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Global Brigades Inc, Fresno, CA, USA
I was introduced to Global Brigades immediately after entry into university. The university chapter of Global Brigades seemed the perfect combination between gaining hands-on clinical experience (a valuable tool for premed students like myself) and travel (something I always enjoyed since I was young). What started out as a one-week trip to Honduras evolved into a long-term relationship with the organization. Surrounded by peers interested in working to solve the greater, global issues plaguing humanity, my perspective of the world and my place within it changed.
I've participated in six volunteer service trips through Global Brigades already, not just with the medical program, but in several of the development projects well. I've shadowed physicians, build rainwater harvesters, helped with foundation work for a new community health center, shadowed legal professionals, and built sanitary units with latrines and showers. I hope to continue my involvement in the organization in the future as a medical professional. Not only has Global Brigades served as a means to get experience in the clinical setting abroad, the staff and volunteers within the organization have served as a constant source of mentorship and guidance for my evolving career goals.