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Review for Global Brigades Inc, Fresno, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was first introduced to Global Brigades as a freshman at Brandeis University. I entered college looking for an outlet to get involved in international development, public health, and learn about health disparities abroad. Global Brigades was an amazing outlet to do so. I have continued to be involved with Global Brigades since then, becoming more involved with the organization each year. I am now the Campus Chairperson for Brandeis University, representing three brigades on my campus.

Through my Campus Chairperson role, I have learned so much about the inner workings of the organization beyond being a volunteer. Global Brigades is dedicated to sustainable development and holistically improving a community for a sustainable transition out of a community. I have seen first hand the impact Global Brigades has on empowering rural communities through participating in both medical and public health brigades in Honduras. Global Brigades also fosters relationships and connections for a lifetime between the community members and the volunteers. We learn from each other, and impact the lives of each other far greater than expected. Global Brigades is a remarkable organization that is committed to improving the health and economic livelihood of individuals living in underserved communities. However, Global Brigades is also inspiring, influencing, and encouraging a generation of students dedicated to international development. I have had the opportunity to see Global Brigades grow not only on my own campus, but on campuses around the country. Global Brigades provides students with the opportunities, leadership abilities, and inspiration to make a difference in their college careers and for the rest of their lives.

Role:  Volunteer