This site is a tool for student leaders and volunteers to use in preparation for every brigade and project. Throughout this website, you will find instructions on everything from founding a chapter on your campus to recruiting volunteers, from holding information sessions to preparing for your brigade. This Volunteer Resource Site, in combination with your Program Advisor, will be the ultimate resource in establishing your chapter, and planning for a brigade. For general information on Global Brigades and the nine Global Brigades programs, see the main website at

Total GB Chapters


What is a Chapter Leader?

A Chapter Leader is the club president who is working to start a Global Brigades chapter on their campus or is coordinating a brigade for an already existing Global Brigades Chapter. If this sounds like your position, you have been assigned a Chapter Advisor who will help you through your brigade planning process. Each advisor coordinates the student and community relations for their program and is the main point of contact for Chapter Leaders.

As you work with your Advisor in planning your brigade, please also refer to the Step By Step Guide for Chapter Leaders. Click Here for Chapter Leader Step By Step Guide.

Having trouble contacting your advisor? Reach out Christie George, Director of Student Affairs, for support: gro.sedagirblabolg|egroeg.eitsirhc#gro.sedagirblabolg|egroeg.eitsirhc


2013 Student Leadership Conference Dates Announced!

May 3, 2013 Global Brigades is excited to announce that the 2013 international Student Leadership Conference will be hosted at the University of California, Berkeley, the weekend of August 8-11th. This year, we aim to bring together more that 200 student leaders from across North America to further our organization's mission as we prepare for the 2013-2014 school year. Make sure that your chapter is represented at this great event. Learn more and reserve your spot here!

Global Brigades Celebrates 10 Years!

April 16, 2013 This spring, Global Brigades celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brigade that started it all. Read about co-founder Dr. Shital Chauhan Vora's life-changing experience in Honduras, and the movement it began on the Global Brigades Blog: Celebrating Global Brigades' 10 Year Anniversary!

GB Week 2013!

January 25, 2013 Global Brigades Week is right around the corner! Students around the world will be celebrating Global Brigades' student movement for international health and development the week of February 18th - 24th. Start planning the celebration on your campus! Follow the link to a booklet of suggested GB Week activities and events to ensure a successful Global Brigades Week on your campus. The movement is now!

2011 Financial Breakdown

October 19, 2012 Want to know how Global Brigades spends your donations? View the 2011 breakdown here.[[html]]<br><br>[[/html]]

2012 Student Leadership Conferences

August 6, 2012 Global Brigades staff and volunteers are looking forward to the upcoming Student Leadership Conferences, taking place across the country this fall! If you have not signed up already, join the team in Philadelphia (August 24-26), Chicago (September 14-16), or Los Angeles (October 12-14). At the conferences, the staff and students alike will share exciting Global Brigades-wide updates, experiences, and best practices. There will also be lots of discussion on how to further the sustainable impact our organization can make both at home and abroad. For more information about the conferences, and to sign up, visit