Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized tens of thousands of university students and professionals through skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in under resourced regions while respecting local culture.
UMBC's chapter of Global Brigades started in 2012 with a Medical Brigade program. This evolved into a hybrid Medical/Public Health program which went on to complete our university's first brigade volunteer trip to Panama in March 2014. In September 2016 we have over 120 student volunteers and host 7 official programs (two of which are in their first year)! Currently, we have combined the Medical and Dental Brigades into one that plans to travel to Guatemala soon. Browse our page to learn more about us and how you can join or support us.