Volunteer in the Central American country of Honduras to participate in sustainable medical clinics provided to residents in rural communities with limited access to healthcare.
What You’ll Do During a Brigade in Honduras
When your Brigade Chapter travels to Honduras, you’ll participate in primary healthcare clinics in small, under-resourced, rural communities with limited to no access to medical care. Clinics are conducted with local healthcare professionals along with trained community health workers (CHWs) from the partner communities.
To develop an understanding of community needs and healthcare access, you’ll first tour a local healthcare facility and be provided with introductions to Global Brigades’ Holistic Model and the medical program. You’ll then prepare all education material and medication needed for the clinic days.
During the majority of the Brigade, you will support licensed CHWs to:
- Perform and support triage
- Shadow physicians
- Provide education workshops
- Distribute medicines from the pharmacy
At the end of the Brigade, you will have a chance to support medication inventory and ensure all data from the clinic days are inputted into the OpenMRS system.
Before returning home, you’ll even have a chance to learn more about Honduran culture.
Costs and Fundraising
In order to participate in a Medical Brigade, all volunteers must meet a Donation Goal by fundraising as part of their commitment to a Brigades Chapter. This is not considered a payment for a specific trip, but support towards Global Brigades’ Holistic Model.
Donation Goals for Honduras Brigades start at $1,200 USD, $1,560 CAD, or £888 GBP (based on the number of volunteers going).
Once you meet a set Donation Goal, you’re eligible to join us on the ground to see your fundraising efforts put into action by participating in a Medical Brigade.
When you participate in a Medical Brigade, your ground transportation, food, lodging, and emergency insurance are all covered. The funding you raised also supports all the necessary costs for program implementation, such as medications, equipment, local doctors, pharmacists, translators, and support staff.
Airfare is not included in the standard Donation Goal. However, Global Brigades’ travel team can work with your Brigade to book airfare and incorporate the airfare expense into your Donation Goal.
Once a volunteer meets their Donation Goal, they have up to 1 year to participate in a Medical Brigade.
Donation Goals for 2023-2024 Honduras 7-Day Medical Brigades
|Volunteers||Donation Goal (USD)||Donation Goal (CAD)||Donation Goal (GBP)|
|40+||$1,200 USD||$1,560 CAD||£888 GBP|
|26-39||$1,290 USD||$1,677 CAD||£954 GBP|
|14-25||$1,390 USD||$1,807 CAD||£1,028 GBP|
*Chapters with 5-14 volunteers must be paired with another chapter.
Sustainable Health Fund
A portion of each Donation Goal supports our Sustainable Health Fund, which enables year-round healthcare in partner communities carried out by our local teams. Specifically, the Fund supports initiatives of the medical program that enable sustainable transitions toward the goal of becoming an Empowered Community.
These include the Community Health Workers, Patient Referrals, Community Pharmacy, and the on-going impact evaluation of the program.
Global Brigades does an annual safety review of all lodging facility partners each year. Lodging facilities provide pillows, bedsheets, and towels. Facilities have showers, toilets, and sinks with running water (no hot water) as well as filtered clean drinking water dispensers onsite.
24-hour security is provided at all facilities. Conditions are most similar to a comfortable summer camp, with dormitory-style sleeping and shared bathrooms.
Medical Brigades are assigned to lodging facilities based on proximity to the partner community they will be working with.
The El Censo lodging facility is located in a valley approximately 1 hour and 30 mintues east of Tegucigalpa. Here, brigaders enjoy a beautiful view of a landscape full of green pastures, sugar cane fields, and distant mountains. Global Brigades Honduras has used the El Censo facility since 2013, and it has housed hundreds of brigaders.
The Posada Azul facility is located in a valley approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes east of Tegucigalpa. Here, brigaders enjoy a beautiful view of a landscape full of green pastures, sugar cane fields, and distant mountains. Global Brigades Honduras has used the Posada Azul facility since 2011, and it has housed hundreds of brigaders.
Villas de Valle
Join a Medical Brigade in Honduras
Get in touch with our team to start a Medical Brigades Chapter or join an existing group traveling to Honduras. Talk with our experienced staff about the impact you can make in under-resourced communities, available scholarship opportunities, and how this opportunity will connect you with other passionate students on your campus.
After filling out the form, we will be in touch to provide you with the next steps.
This DONATION is non-refundable
This DONATION is non-refundable Global Brigades, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your donation will be used to further Global Brigades' mission and will be allocated toward the program you selected. This donation will not be utilized to fulfill a chapter or a volunteer's fundraising goal. Read Global Brigades, Inc's full Donation Refund Policy here.
Looking to donate to support a volunteer's fundraising goal? Find their Global Brigades Chapter by searching our Chapters map and then selecting their upcoming brigade. If you need help finding their chapter, you can ask the volunteer to send you their brigade's specific website link or you can contact us.
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