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 (232)

DeBakey HS Global Health Squad

The DeBakey HS Global Health Squad plans to travel to Guatemala from July 2-8, 2018. As a Global Health Squad the group will partner with a local elementary school to resolve public health challenges and complete much needed small construction projects that support healthcare. The group will stay at our private and safe home-base accommodations in Tecpan where our local professional staff provide all transportation, food, lodging, and activities. The group will be matched with a local school where they will spend each weekday morning completing valuable small construction projects and classroom support. Each afternoon the group will embark on fun and engaging guided cultural and adventure activities around Tecpan.

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Delphi Academy

The Delphi Academy-Refugee Support Squad will volunteer at the Ritsona Refugee Center located 20 minutes outside of Chalkida, Greece from August 11-18, 2019. Managed by the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Ritsona camp houses over 900 refugees seeking asylum throughout the EU. In supporting operations at the Food and Clothing Distribution Center, Female-Friendly Space, and Laundry Facilities at the camp, the group will experience the tangible accomplishment of much needed small construction and infrastructure projects. Each afternoon the group will engage in guided cultural activities and local excursions in the local area. On the weekend enjoy a full day guided tour of Athens and the island of Evia. Steps to register for your trip at your webpage on Empowered: 1. Go to the webpage for your group and click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us" on your webpage. 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.

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Dragones Viajeros

Dragones Viajeros is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad.

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East Central HS Global Health

East Central HS is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad. Global Health Squads mobilize students to help improve health care access and sanitation infrastructure for children in under-resourced communities abroad. Projects include: mobile health clinics, building handwashing stations at schools and providing healthcare workshops for children. Global Health Squads is a program of Global Brigades, a highly recognized international development organization that uniquely implements a Holistic Model that targets specific UN Sustainable Development goals within partner communities. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably transitioning to a relationship of impact monitoring. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to build more water and sanitation projects that our partner schools have requested.

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Eastern High School

Eastern High School is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad. As a Global Education Squad, our group works in under resourced schools abroad to supplement local curriculum, provide one-on-one tutoring, and make physical improvements to the school’s infrastructure that improve learning outcomes. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to the school infrastructure project that our partner schools have requested.

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Elmbrook School

Elmbrook School is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable community development goals that improve health and education outcomes in schools and communities abroad. As a Global Education Squad, the group will be matched with a school to provide hands-on tutoring and classroom support while also completing much needed infrastructure improvement projects. Small construction projects are focused on bettering the learning environment in schools in order to improve educational outcomes. Squads stay at our private and controlled home-base accommodations where our local professional staff provide all transportation, food, lodging, and activities. Each afternoon the group will engage in guided experiential activities, language lessons, and educational workshops to learn more about the culture. In order to register and access a specific program, please visit the related initiative page below!

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Essex HS - Global Health

Essex HS STEM Academy is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad. Global Health Squads mobilize students to help improve health care access and sanitation infrastructure for children in under-resourced communities abroad. Projects include: mobile health clinics, building hand-washing stations at schools and providing healthcare workshops for children. Global Health Squads is a program of Global Brigades, a highly recognized international development organization that uniquely implements a Holistic Model that targets specific UN Sustainable Development goals within partner communities. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably transitioning to a relationship of impact monitoring. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to build more water and sanitation projects that our partner schools have requested.

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Forest Ridge the Sacred Heart School of Seattle

Forest Ridge the Sacred Heart School of Seattle aims to improve health care access and sanitation infrastructure for children in under resourced communities abroad. Our Squad travels abroad to conduct mobile health clinics for children that include primary health care and vision and dental screenings. We also learn about and address some of the systemic issues behind preventable diseases in the community by implementing health workshops and building handwashing stations alongside local students. Each of our student volunteers has a donation goal to help cover logistical expenses while abroad such as transport, local staff, meals, insurance, accommodations, but most important, the year-round follow-up to our project by local staff to ensure the sustainability over time. We need your help to reach our goals! Consider donating or joining our next Squad! We are a chapter of Squads Abroad, a 501c3 non-profit working to improve health, education and economic outcomes in the developing world with our parent organization Global Brigades.

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German International School of New York

The German International School of New York is returning for the second year to volunteer in Costa Rica. The group is led by Spanish teacher Mrs. Ellen Oswald. GISNY students will travel to Costa Rica from January 6-15, 2018. The group will stay at our private and safe home-base accommodations Cartago where our local professional staff provide all transportation, food, lodging, and activities. The group will be matched with a local daycare and elderly care center where they will spend each weekday morning completing valuable small construction projects and staff support. Each afternoon the group will embark on fun and engaging guided cultural and adventure activities around Cartago. On the weekend the group embarked on an overnight excursion to the Arenal Volcano National Park and Rainforest where they enjoy guided nature hikes, hot springs, and an exhilarating zipline excursion. Group Flight Information: AV 571 06JAN JFK-SAL 9:20AM-1:35PM AV 621 06JAN SAL-SJO 2:45PM-4:05PM AV 670 15JAN SJO-JFK 5:00PM-1:20AM /16Jan arrival

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Gilbert Christian Schools Global STEM Squads

Gilbert Christian Schools aims to provide access to clean water in rural under resourced communities through applying STEM skills. Our student volunteers work alongside local engineers to assess, design, and construct infrastructure projects that range from rainwater harvesters that supply drinking water for local schools to large scale community-wide water systems that pipe water directly into households. Each of our student volunteers has a donation goal to help cover logistical expenses while abroad such as transport, local staff, meals, insurance, accommodations, but most important, the year-round follow-up to our project by local staff to ensure the sustainability over time. We need your help to reach our goals! Consider donating or joining our next Squad! We are a chapter of Squads Abroad, a 501c3 non-profit working to improve health, education and economic outcomes in the developing world with our parent organization Global Brigades.

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