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How GB Are You?

As the largest movement for global health and holistic development, Global Brigades is powered by thousands of student volunteers each year. How GB are you?

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  1. You're here because you love Global Brigades. Find out how GB you are by checking off anything you've done or experienced below.

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    Participated in a Business Brigade
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    Participated in a Dental Brigade
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    Participated in an Engineering Brigade
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    Participated in an Environmental Brigade Brigade
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    Participated in a Human Rights Brigade
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    Participated in a Medical Brigade
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    Participated in a Public Health Brigade
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    Participated in a Water Brigade
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    Been on a brigade in Honduras
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    Been on a brigade to Panama
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    Been on a brigade to Ghana
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    Been on a brigade to Nicaragua
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    Been on 3 or more brigades
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    Attended a Webinar
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    Organized a GB fundraiser on campus
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    Participated in a GB fundraiser on campus
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    Sold Café Holístico
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    Received an unexpected call from your Program Associate/Chapter Advisor
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    Wrote a children's song in Spanish for charla
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    Spent the whole night in an airport on your way to/from a brigade
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    Greened your brigade with our Carbon Offsetting Initiative
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    Used the Volunteer Resource Site
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    Have used a latrine in community
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    Sat on a bus for 2+ hours to and from community
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    Eaten plantain chips (bonus points for adding salt, hot sauce, and lime)
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    Attended a cultural presentation by community members
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    Ate more PB &Js than you can count
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    Cried at a final reflection
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    Stayed up all night on your last night of brigade
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    Got stuck behind a heard of cattle while on your way to/from community
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    Took a selfie with your brigade staff
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    Saw a bug or animal you had never seen before while on brigade (and maybe never want to see again)
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    Acquired a nickname in Spanish or Twi while on brigade
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    Called your coordinator the wrong name
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    Played mafia on brigade
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    Played any card game while on brigade
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    Celebrated GB Week
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    Attended a GB Conference
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    Planned a GB Conference
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    Been a Campus Chairperson
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    Attended a Campus Chairperson Webinar
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    Been on a Chapter's Executive Board
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    Have an Eat. Sleep. Brigade. Repeat Shirt
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    Have GB Swag
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    Accidentally flushed toilet paper while on brigade
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    Participated in a Summer Leadership Institute
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    Attended GB Pre-Departure meetings on campus
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    Have GB in-country staff as friends on social media
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    Developed and presented an education charla
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    Received a brigade scholarship
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    Presented a dance to community members
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    Purchased a souvenir from a GB store
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    Made a brigade playlist
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    Used #GB365 on Instagram or Facebook
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    Had a picture featured on Global Brigades social media
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    Made your own hashtag for your brigade.
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    Your profile picture is from a brigade
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    Celebrated your birthday on a brigade
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    Follow all of GB's social media
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    Explained Global Brigades to a stranger in the airport
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    Built a latrine, eco-stove, pila, shower, or concrete floor
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    Know what a 'pila' is
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    Got sunburned while on brigade
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    Played soccer with in-country staff members
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    Pick-axed until your arms felt like falling off
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    Participated in a Water Fair #aguaesvida #porlosniños
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    Mixed a perfect batch of cement
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    Let the water escape from the volcano while mixing a batch of concrete
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    Worked with an indigenous community
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    Been woken up by howler monkeys way before your alarm is set to go off (ugh)
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    The water went off at the lodging facility while you were in the shower
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    Never have felt a greater appreciation for air conditioning
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    Attended to a Caja Rural meeting in community
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    Witnessed the financial capitalization of a Caja Rural in Panama
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    Left your brigade with more friends than you came with
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    Explained the Holistic Model to someone
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    Made friends with a police officer or military personnel on brigade
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    Increased your Instagram followers by at least 15 after a brigade
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    Carried Toilet Paper in your backpack to community
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    Taken a nap in a hammock while on brigade
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    Recruited 1+ friend(s) to go on a brigade after your first brigade
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    Went on brigade with a family member or relative
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    Can name all the communities you have worked with while on brigades
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    Allocated extra funds to any of our programs (ie. Sustainable Health Fund, Healthy Households Fund, Clean Water Fund, etc..)
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    Made a spanish pop/reggaeton playlist immediately after returning home from brigade (bailando 4ever)
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    Celebrated World Toilet Day
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    Have a brigade related tattoo
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    Bought something from a community microenterprise
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    Recruited a Professional for a brigade
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    Started sobbing during airport goodbyes (the customs agents should be used to it by now)
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    Never missed a brigade deadline. #thankyou
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    Was surprised to find out your Program Associate does not live at the compound
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    Feel offended when people compare GB to other organizations on your campus
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    Eat better on brigade than you could ever feed yourself at home
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    Went through a vegetarian phase while on brigade
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    Almost passed out in the Dental clinic
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    Understand the real meaning of empowerment
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    You have showered with a frog, newt, lizard, etc.
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    Convince yourself every year that you’re going to learn Spanish (even if you never do)
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