Global Brigades is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.

Water Brigade –
8 Day Sample Schedule

Volunteers first tour the community to be introduced to the project and community members. They will examine the water problems, meet with community leaders, and visit families in their homes. Volunteers will identify the current challenges and problems facing the community. With a holistic understanding of the community’s challenges and the Water Brigades’ solution, volunteers will then work alongside community members to construct the new water system. At the end of the Brigade, volunteers will prepare reports on their work for experience sharing with our partners and the country team and for continuity of their project after the Brigades. The Brigade will then have the opportunity to participate in a cultural and historical tour.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8
6:00am Airport Pick up and Transport to Lodging Facility Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Cultural Tour Transport to Airport & Airline Check in
8:00am
9:00am Community Tour Water Project Construction Water Project Construction Water Project Construction Water Project Construction Cultural Tour
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00pm Community Tour Water Project Construction Water Project Construction Water Project Construction Water Project Construction Cultural Tour
2:00pm
3:00pm Settle In
4:00pm Introduction to Brigades Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
7:00pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
8:00pm Water Introduction Reflection Reflection Reflection Reflection & Report Creation Reflection & Report Creation Final Reflection
Day 1
6:00am Airport Pick up and Transport to Lodging Facility
7:00am
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm Settle In
4:00pm Introduction to Brigades
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Water Introduction
Day 2
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Community Tour
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Community Tour
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection
Day 3
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Water Project Construction
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Water Project Construction
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection
Day 4
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Water Project Construction
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Water Project Construction
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection
Day 5
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Water Project Construction
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Water Project Construction
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection & Report Creation
Day 6
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Water Project Construction
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Water Project Construction
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection & Report Creation
Day 7
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Cultural Tour
8:00am
9:00am Cultural Tour
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Cultural Tour
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Final Reflection
Day 8
6:00am
7:00am Transport to Airport & Airline Check In
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:00pm

Volunteer Donation Goal

Volunteers do not pay to participate in a Water Brigade. Instead, volunteers fundraise to support Global Brigades’ Holistic Model. Once a volunteer meets a set Donation Goal, they are eligible to join us on-the-ground to see their fundraising efforts put into action by participating in a Water Brigade.

When a volunteer participates in a Water Brigade, the volunteer’s ground transportation, food, lodging, and emergency insurance are all covered. The funding that the volunteer raised also supports all the necessary costs for program implementation, such as construction supplies, coordinators, masons, translators, and support staff.

Airfare is not included in the standard Donation Goal. However, Global Brigades’ travel team can work with volunteers to book airfare and incorporate the airfare expense into the volunteer’s Donation Goal.

2019 Ghana 8 day Water Brigade –

*The donation goals listed above are for volunteers joining an existing Global Water Brigades (GWB) Chapter on a university campus. Scholarship opportunities are available for volunteers to meet their Donation Goal by starting or referring a new chapter. Once a volunteer meets their Donation Goal, they have up to 1 year to participate in a Water Brigade.

Clean Water Fund

A portion of each Donation Goal supports our Clean Water Fund which enables year-round clean water solutions in partner communities carried out by our local teams. Specifically, the Fund supports water system planning and design, water council training on system operation, maintenance and administration, water system project management and follow-up visits, and on-going project monitoring and impact evaluation.

Safety

Volunteer safety will always be our absolute top priority. Global Brigades recently engaged Askari International Security, an industry leader in international risk assessment, to complete a comprehensive risk/safety assessment of all brigade operations. A full explanation of safety precautions and procedures can be found on our “Safety & Insurance” page.

In Ghana

  • Global Brigades is an active member of OSAC (the Overseas Security Advisory Committee) and the Africa Regional Council (ARC) and receives up-to-date security and safety briefings from the U.S. State Department;
  • Established relationship with local police in the Central Region to provide monitoring of volunteer activity on brigades;
  • Full-time local Global Brigades medical personnel on-call at all times;
  • Adherence to the IVPA standards of international volunteering.

Lodging Facilities

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.

Water Brigades are assigned to lodging facilities based on proximity to the partner community they will be working with.

Weda Ocean View Resort

Weda Ocean View Resort is located 30 minutes from the historical Ghanaian town of Cape Coast along the sandy beach of the Atlantic Ocean on the Accra-Cape Coast highway. The brick hotel situated on top of hill overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Anomabo Township and has a rooftop terrace where guests can relax and enjoy the salty sea breeze.

The rooms are fitted with air conditioners, refrigerators, writing desks, armchairs, and wardrobes. Each room has a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

Weda Ocean View Resort’s restaurant is operated by trained staff of Global Brigades and serves the best of local and continental cuisines. Laundry service is provided at no cost to volunteers once a week.

Weda Ocean View Resort is also 1.5 hours from the Ekumfi District where all Global Brigades Ghana communities are located.

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