Volunteer Opportunity: Join the largest movement for global health and holistic development.

Volunteer Opportunity: Join the largest movement for global health and holistic development.

 

Gain unique pro-bono experience by joining an international student-led movement for legal empowerment!

 

Partnered with the international non-profit organisation Global Brigades, Edinburgh Sustainable Projects Abroad (ESPA) brings you a unique opportunity to gain legal experience while making a difference in under-resourced communities in rural Honduras. Unlike other poverty alleviation efforts, Global Brigades uses a holistic approach to sustainable development, and ensures that communities lead their own empowerment.

 

Their Global Legal Empowerment Brigade provides much needed legal support and advice to communities that ordinarily wouldn’t have access to any. In this 7-9 day program, volunteers facilitate legal clinics with local lawyers to provide pro-bono consulting and the financial resources for community members to have their cases resolved – cases that often threaten their livelihood. Volunteers also present educational workshops to both adults and children on topics related to legal rights and concepts.

 

The Global Legal Empowerment Brigade’s impact is tangible, with volunteers having resolved 125 cases in Honduras and Panama in recent years and volunteers having raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for GB partner communities.

 

If you want to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, register your interest and be added to our mailing list here. You’ll be able to find us at both the virtual and in-person Activity Fairs, and make sure to come to our Welcome Week events on the 17th September. Follow us on social media¬†@espauofe to stay up-to-date, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email espa.edinburgh@gmail.com.