SQUADS ABROAD

  • About SQUADS ABROAD
    Welcome to the ENROLLMENT and DONATION pages for SQUADS ABROAD on the Empowered.org platform!

    Squads Abroad empowers student organizations around the world to improve health and educational outcomes. Our Squads model matches adult-led school groups with community driven sustainable initiatives. Each Squad chooses a defined focus area, volunteer partner organization, and an enrichment project that our groups contribute towards and complete during their trip. Our volunteers provide people-to-people educational support as well as the tangible accomplishment of a much needed small construction project. Squads stay at our safe and private home-base accommodations and are guided by our professional staff from the native country. Squad programs also include fun and engaging cultural activities which provide a deeper cultural context and understanding.

    Squads Abroad is a program of Global Brigades, a 501c3 international non-profit that uniquely implements a holistic model to meet community’s health and economic goals. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized tens of thousands of students and professionals through skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve the quality of life in under-resourced regions while respecting local culture.

    Squads Abroad 'Refund and Cancellations Policy' and 'Accident Waiver and Release Form' can be referenced and downloaded below under Organization Files.

    Please mail donation checks to:
    Squads Abroad
    P.O. Box 101875
    Pasadena, CA 91189-1875

    All other correspondence should be sent to:
    Squads Abroad
    1099 E Champlain Dr., Ste A176
    Fresno, CA 93720

    To join a Squad search for the group page and click "Volunteer with Us." To make an individual payment or group project donation click "Donate Now" on the corresponding Squad page.

SQUADS (10)

Ambassador Trip to Guatemala 2020

Our Ambassador Trip to Guatemala from April 17-20 is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend two full days (4 days including travel days) in Guatemala visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups. Steps to register on Empowered: 1. From this group page click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us". When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form"

1 Members of this chapter

Ambassador Trip to Honduras

Our Ambassador Trip to Honduras from December 6-9 is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend two full days (4 days including travel days) in Panama visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups. Steps to register and make a donation on Empowered: 1. From this group page click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us". When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form". 3. Once a volunteer is successfully registered on the trip you should see your profile appear on the group initiative page. In order to make a payment for an individual or the group contribution, you again go back to the group page and click "Donate Now". You will be directed to a screen that will prompt you to make a payment/donation to a specific volunteer or the group/general fund. Please note when making a payment you're given the option to waive credit card fees by unchecking the box after putting an amount.

1 Members of this chapter

Ambassador Trip to Panama 2019

Our Ambassador Trip to Panama from December 13-16 is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend two full days (4 days including travel days) in Panama visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups. Steps to register and make a donation on Empowered: 1. From this group page click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us". When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form". 3. Once a volunteer is successfully registered on the trip you should see your profile appear on the group initiative page. In order to make a payment for an individual or the group contribution, you again go back to the group page and click "Donate Now". You will be directed to a screen that will prompt you to make a payment/donation to a specific volunteer or the group/general fund. Please note when making a payment you're given the option to waive credit card fees by unchecking the box after putting an amount.

1 Members of this chapter

Ambassador Trip to Panama 2020

Our Ambassador Trip to Panama from February 15-18 is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend two full days (4 days including travel days) in Panama visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups. Steps to register on Empowered: 1. From this group page click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us". When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form".

1 Members of this chapter

Ambassador Trip to Costa Rica 2020

Our Ambassador Trip to Costa Rica from February 7-10 is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend two full days (4 days including travel days) in Costa Rica visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups. Steps to register on Empowered: 1. From this group page click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us". When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form".

1 Members of this chapter

Ambassador Trip for Educators to Morocco, July 23-27, 2019

Our Ambassador Trip to Morocco from July 23-26, 2019 is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend two full days (4 days including travel days) in Morocco with Country Director Mohammed Mmoudi visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups including a visit to the World Heritage city of Fez.

1 Members of this chapter

Ambassador Trip for Educators to Guatemala, July 23-26, 2019

Our Ambassador Trip to Guatemala from July 23-26, 2019 is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend two full days (4 days including travel days) in Guatemala with Squads Abroad Director Erik Werner and Country Director Juan Carlos Buenafina visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups. Steps to register on Empowered: 1. From this group page click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us". When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form".

1 Members of this chapter

Ambassador Trip for Educators to Honduras, April 4-7, 2019

Our Ambassador Trip to Honduras from April 4-7, 2019 is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend two full days (4 days including travel days) in Honduras with Squads Abroad Director Erik Werner and Country Director Luis Quan visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups. TO JOIN OR ENROLL UPON INVITATION: 1. From this group page click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us". When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form".

1 Members of this chapter

Ambassador Trip to Panama

Our Ambassador Trip to Panama is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend the week in Panama with Squads Abroad Director Erik Werner and Country Director Juan David Villegas visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups. TO JOIN OR ENROLL UPON INVITATION: 1. From this group page click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us". When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form".

1 Members of this chapter

Ambassador Trip for Educators to Costa Rica, February 6-9, 2019

Our Ambassador Trip to Costa Rica from February 6-10 is an opportunity for educators to experience our program model in-country. Our cohort of Ambassadors will spend two full days (4 days including travel days) in Costa Rica with Squads Abroad Director Erik Werner and Country Director Franklin Torres visiting various volunteer sites and partners to get a sense of the projects and types of volunteering your students would be doing. The group will be staying at our home-base lodging accommodations and all meals, transport, flights, and activity fees during the advertised program are included. In addition to site visits and educational workshops the group will also have a lot of fun participating in the various cultural activities and sightseeing activities available to our school groups. Steps to register on Empowered: 1. From this group page click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us". When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form".

1 Members of this chapter