Under the leadership of Campus Chairpersons around the world, Global Brigades has been shaped as a grassroots organization, uniting and empowering students from all backgrounds to affect positive change in the world. In 2011, Global Brigades created the Campus Chairperson position in order to build a network of students that represent and embody the Global Brigades (GB) mission, vision, values and holistic programming on each of their respective university campuses. What began with 20 Campus Chairs has now grown to include over 100 Campus Chairpersons across the world and we are now looking to grow to have a Campus Chairperson on every university campus that has a GB chapter.
As the point person for Global Brigades on their campus, the Campus Chairperson unites and supports their GB Chapters, gains important insider information from GB staff on monthly committee meetings, represents their campus in organizational decision making, and focuses on growing the GB movement on campus and in their community.
your chapters to GB staff, university liaisons and other campuses across the world.
and oversee all chapters, promoting collaboration and striving to represent the holistic model on campus.
and mentor chapter leaders and volunteers, ensuring that they are sending brigades and continuing to make impact.
Grow the Movement
the movement by raising awareness, staritng new chapters, and leading the conversation about Global brigades on campus and in your community.
Why Become a Campus Chairperson?
- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Acting as a CC and participating in the CC program is a huge opportunity for leadership development. This role will allow you to develop many incredibly valuable soft skills (communication, teamwork, problem solving, etc.) for your future!
- BUILD YOUR CAREER: With lots of Global Brigades knowledge and leadership experience under your belt, you should really start considering your next step with Global Brigades! Campus Chairpersons are ideal candidates for roles within the organization.
- INSIDE SCOOP & DECISION MAKING: As Chairperson, you will play a very important role in the organization by sharing the latest Brigades news and updates with your campus. You will be the first to know about program changes, the latest in-country initiatives, job opportunities, and more. Chairpersons also have voting power, and will occasionally vote on important GB initiatives.
- CC SCHOLARSHIP: Upon being accepted as a CC, you receive a scholarship to go on one of our summer leadership institutes. As a reward for successfully completing the Campus Chairperson program, recognized CCs may be eligible to receive a scholarship to cover their program contribution for up to one brigade per school year.
How to Become a Campus Chairperson
If you (or a fellow leader) are interested in taking on a more active leadership role within Global Brigades, please fill out our CC Interest Form. Once a Campus Chairperson is identified at your university, that individual will need to submit the following Campus Chairperson application in order to receive formal recognition by Global Brigades.
The Campus Chairperson Program
As an accepted CC, you will be partaking in the Global Brigades Campus Chairperson program. This program is designed to ensure that you are equipped with the tools you need to be successful in your role, to provide mentorship/support throughout your term as CC, and to connect you with all of the other CCs around the world! This consists of 4 onboarding training sessions, 8 monthly CC Committee calls, and 4 quarterly programming webinars.
Who Assists Chairpersons in Fulfilling Their Role?
There are two Volunteer Engagement Associates (VEAs) based in North America who serve as main point of contact and go-to resource for Campus Chairpersons. Your VEA will work with you to manage and grow the chapters on your campus, and in turn your VEA will rely on you for on-campus support and leadership, as well as general campus updates. CC's will also be in touch with the Board of Directors from their respective home country to provide important feedback.
Volunteer Engagement Manager
Region: Canada, Europe, Northeastern USA
Volunteer Engagement Associate
Region: USA (except