My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Global Brigades Inc, Fresno, CA, USA
I first started volunteering with Global Brigades in spring 2012. Originally I was attracted to the idea of boosting my application for medical school, however, during my first brigade, a medical brigade to Honduras with the University of Oklahoma, I began to notice how many cases of the same diseases we were encountering. During reflection one evening I brought this up, and was thoroughly educated about the Holistic Model for sustainable development Global Brigades uses.
Since then, I've been a firm believer in, and advocate for, the work Global Brigades is doing.
Global Brigades works to empower under-resourced communities, but the students who volunteer their time with Global Brigades, such as myself, return from their time in-country empowered as well. From having an eye opening experience and learning about new cultures, gaining skills and knowledge about a future professional field, or learning about international and sustainable development work by engaging with a community to help them positively improve their lives, Global Brigades helps make a positive change in the world.