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.


Global Health Squads
Help resolve public health challenges while learning the systems that cause them. Each Health Squad includes our curriculum that examines the social context and infrastructure for public health inf
General Fundraising
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Impacto Global Squads
Our Impacto Global Squad program explores a variety of public health, medical, microfinancing and community banking, and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects, with an extended focus on a han
Ambassador Trips
Squads Abroad offers complimentary “Ambassador Trips” for qualified educators, Key Club or HOSA advisors, counselors, coaches, and school administrators. Ambassadors will participate as a group t
Global Community Development Squads
Community Development TeleSquads work with on-site community leaders to conceive and develop tangible plans for community improvement. The Community Development TeleSquad program explores a variety o
Summer Leadership Summit
The Summer Leadership Summit provides the opportunity for smaller groups of adult-led student leaders to join together to make an impact and experience a week long Squad program with the intent of of
Global STEM Squads
Help provide access to clean water in rural under resourced communities through applying STEM skills. Volunteers will be able to: - Support in the construction or repair of a community water syst
Global Education Squads
Improve educational outcomes by bettering infrastructure in under-resourced schools. Volunteers will be able to: - Describe the strengths and challenges of the education system in the school and h
Global Business Squads
Inspire entrepreneurism and financial literacy abroad for youth in under-resourced communities. Each Business Squad includes immersing students in enrichment activities that build the context and c