Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.

Teachers: Join our movement!

Lead your students to implement real-world global health programs.

Global Health Squads

Volunteers facilitate mobile health clinics for children in partner communities while conducting educational workshops and building sanitation projects in their schools.

 

LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Building Cultural Competence

Volunteers learn directly from our local health care professionals about the community’s challenges of healthcare access and have the opportunity to visit existing health facilities for more context.

Supporting Global Health Education

Our Global Health Squad curriculum examines the social context and public health infrastructure at home versus our partner communities abroad.

Health Projects Include

Mobile Medical Clinics

Support local health professionals deliver mobile medical and screening services to school children.

Hand Washing Stations

Build hand washing stations and educational murals around public health and water curriculum.

Nutrition Education

Create vegetable gardens and paint educational murals connecting nutrition education and awareness.

Dental + Vision Clinic

Provide dental and vision clinics with educational murals, materials, and donated supplies.

EACH GLOBAL HEALTH SQUAD PROVIDES:

Child Health Screenings or Medical Clinics
Sanitation Infrastructure Project
Guest Lectures From Local Experts
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity Training
Local Language Instruction
Enriching Cultural Activities

Where We Work

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

COSTA RICA

PANAMA

GHANA

GREECE

ABOUT HEALTH SQUADS

Global Health Squads work to improve health care access and sanitation infrastructure to improve health outcomes in partner communities. Programs can range between 1-2 weeks and include enrichment activities that build cultural competence inspired by the local population.

Each volunteer has an individual donation goal depending on the country to help cover logistical expenses such as transport, local staff, meals, insurance, accommodations and the year-round follow-up of their program by our teams. Additionally, each group fundraises $1500 as a team to go toward the costs of the sanitation project for the school and clinic materials.

Each Squad needs a minimum of 6 volunteers and one faculty leader. Leaders participate without a donation goal.

Impact Stats

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PAST Health SQUADS PROJECTS

Costa Rica Juco Elementary School

Project 1: Dental care clinic, create dental care educational materials and donate supplies.

Project 2: Build a handwashing station, paint a mural, and install an educational bulletin board.

Project 3: Creation of a small vegetable garden to connect with nutrition education & awareness.

Costa Rica Ujarras Elementary School

Project 1: Dental care clinic, create dental care educational materials and donate supplies.

Project 2: Build a handwashing station, paint a mural, and install an educational bulletin board.

Project 3: Creation of a small vegetable garden to connect with nutrition education & awareness.

Peru Fe Y Alegria School

Project 1: Dental care clinic, create dental care educational materials and donate supplies.

Project 2: Build a handwashing station, paint a mural, and install an educational bulletin board.

Project 3: Creation of a small vegetable garden to connect with nutrition education & awareness.

Ghana Ho Kpdozi Basic "A" School

Project 1: Dental care clinic, create dental care educational materials and donate supplies.

Project 2: Build a handwashing station, paint a mural, and install an educational bulletin board.

Project 3: Creation of a small vegetable garden to connect with nutrition education & awareness.

Teachers, join our movement!

Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.

Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.