Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.

Locations

Where We Work

COSTA RICA

A worldwide leader in ecotourism, Costa Rica is recognized for its rich biodiversity and known for its warm and welcoming people who live by the expression ‘Pura Vida.’ The community of Santa Cruz is conveniently located less than an hour from the Liberia International Airport and surrounded by rural agricultural communities and pristine beaches. Santa Cruz offers Squads Abroad groups, a chance to experience everyday “Tico” life while taking part in impactful volunteer projects. As a High School volunteer with Squads Abroad in Costa Rica, you’ll be warmly welcomed into the rich relaxed ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle to make an impact alongside community partners. Come make an impact alongside our passionate team, and gain an amazing new perspective to share with your friends and family back home.

GHANA

As a volunteer in Ghana, you’ll find a unique richness everywhere you look, from the country’s cultural history to its varied expanses of wilderness and coastline. Known for its exceptionally warm national character, Ghana, meaning “Warrior King,” is a place where visitors are welcomed as friends. With English as an adopted “official” language, amazing connections can be made for your Squad Abroad in Ghana as you’ll be welcomed warmly into a colorful tribal culture with your team of global change-makers. Upon returning from Ghana you’ll have amazing stories and photos to share with your friends and family back home. Come make an impact alongside our passionate team, and gain an amazing new perspective to share with your friends and family back home.

GREECE

Since 2015, more than one million refugees, fleeing war, persecution, natural disasters, and poverty, have traveled to Greece in search of safety and a dignified life in Europe. In 2016, a series of international political policies have limited immigration out of Greece and as a consequence, more than 60,000 people are currently trapped, scattered across detention centers, abandoned buildings, and makeshift camps. Substandard living conditions and lack of adequate food, medical care, and information have heightened anxiety, depression, and uncertainty, but you can help through small construction projects at long term settlement camps. Come make an impact alongside our passionate team, and gain an amazing new perspective to share with your friends and family back home.

GUATEMALA

As a volunteer in Guatemala, you’ll be warmly welcomed into the safe and quiet Maya Highlands town of Tecpan to join a passionate team of change-makers. From the colorful textiles on a Maya woman walking down a cobble-stoned street, to the volcanoes that seem to rise straight out of the ground, to freshly-made tortillas, Guatemala is a country for the senses. Guatemala has one of the largest populations of indigenous citizens in Latin America and many of our volunteers tell us that Guatemala, with its many traditions, is a place unlike any they’ve ever visited. Come make an impact alongside our passionate team, and gain an amazing new perspective to share with your friends and family back home.

HONDURAS

Outside of the major cities, Hondurans live a very tranquil and community-centered life. Our program is located in the southwestern El Paraiso province where Squads groups volunteer in safe and under-resourced communities within the mountain regions. Each community has a distinct culture and way of life, including different architectural styles like homes made of local materials. Honduras boasts proud historical traditions displayed through the way of life within the communities where your group can undoubtedly make the most profound and lasting impact. Come volunteer with our passionate team, and gain an amazing new perspective to share with your friends and family back home.

PANAMA

Experience Panama, a country of incredible geographic diversity from mountains to oceans to rain forests. Make an impact in rural under-resource communities in the Cocle province while learning about indigenous cultures and taking advantage of the vibrant urban sites of Panama City and the Panama canal. Groups fly into Panama City-Tocumen International Airport where our staff greet the group and provide transport roughly two hours west to our base of operations located near the town of Penenome. Come make an impact alongside our passionate team, and gain an amazing new perspective to share with your friends and family back home.

Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.
 
Upcoming Faculty Ambassador Trips

Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.

Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.