Global Brigades

Category: Volunteer Network Programs

St. Olaf Global Brigades is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The group travels to Central America (Honduras, Nicaragua, or Panama, depending on Brigade type) for a week during Interim Break. In the Medical Brigade, students, Global Brigades staff, and healthcare professionals collaborate together to provide necessary medical and dental care to rural communities. In the Public Health Brigade, students work in a home to build projects that promote health and sustainable development. Global Brigades also has several other brigade types, such as Water and Business, which can be pursued depending on student interest and the communities' needs.


  • Campus Chairperson: Li Downs (downs1)
  • Medical Brigade Co-President: Nicole N. (nothon1)
  • VN Coordinator: Becca Person (person1)
  • Campus Chairperson: Sydney Povilaitis (povila1)
  • Public Health President: Joseph Pugh (pugh1)
  • Medical Brigade Co-President: Carleigh Rand (rand1)

Last Updated: 4/23/18