Global Water Brigades – UC Berkeley

Student-led, non-profit organization striving to bring clean water solutions to Central America

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Applications for winter 2015!!

Prospective Brigaders!!
If you are interested, please email Felicia Watson at
Application Process:
The applications are due on September 9 at 5:00 PM.  Applications will be read that evening, while interviews for leadership positions will be offered soon afterwards.  The Decal for the class will start on September 17 evening, so you will be notified of the decisions before that.
We have attached a copy of the application.  We encourage you to explore Global Water Brigades main website before applying.
If you were already accepted last semester, please contact any of GWB board member via phone or email.
Thanks for your interest, and good luck!
- Global Water Brigades at Berkeley

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Most fundraising for trips is done through letter writing. You can write letters to family, friends, or even local businesses. If you write enough you may be able to cover the cost of your trip even if you only receive small donations – they add up quicker than you think!Here are some templates that you can download and use:

Sample GWB Donations Request Letter

Sample GWB Sponsorship Request Letter

Below is a fundraising guide that might have some useful information:
(please ignore the intelis registration – start from slide 13)

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New Summer 2010 Brigaders!

Welcome to GWB! We can’t wait to meet you all so please come on time to the next general meeting on Tuesday, March 16. It will be held in 106 Dwinelle at 7:30 pm. We will be going over very important information about the trip, fundraising and committees. Please contact Andrew or Haejin if you will not be able to make it or can only make part of it. Please come even if you will be late.

Team leader position: If you applied to be a team leader, there will be interviews before the meeting on Tuesday so please come early.

Important reminder: Security deposits of $150 must be made soon in order to reserve a seat on the plane. Please read the instructions below on how to make deposits online. Thanks.

Instructions for making the security deposit on the fundraising website:
1. Register online at
2. Click “Support Now” on the left menu
3. Scroll down and click the maroon link: “Support Global Brigades or Direct Donate”
4. Click Join Brigade and look for UC Berkeley MAY
*Note: this option won’t be available until after the weekend, so please check back on Monday
5. Make a security deposit (for airfare) of $150.00 by Thursday, March 18, *10pm*
6. Use this link to fundraise or directly pay the remainder of your fees!

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Update for Summer ’10 Apps

Update: Notifications for acceptance to the summer 2010 brigade will be sent out Tuesday, March 9, around midnight. Thank you for taking the initiative and time to apply to GWB. Every year we are constantly amazed at the diversity of students who apply, and the passion and enthusiasm they bring to help another community. This year is no exception. We hope to see many of you be a part of GWB.

-GWB staff

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Summer 2010 Application

Finally! The summer 2010 application is here. I’m sure everyone has been waiting for this. Please register with Scribd (it will take 2 minutes – it’s very easy) and download the document. Then fill it out and send it in by March 7, 3:00pm via email. One clarification: the personal statement questions should be answered in a total of 600 words.That means do NOT give 600 word answers for each question – it will not help you to be verbose. We are looking for concise, honest answers that show your passion for helping underprivileged communities and your willingness to be open to different perspectives. We hope to see all of you as part of Global Water Brigades! - GWB staff
(Update: If you are having trouble downloading this application, please send an email to so I can send it to you as a word document. Sorry for the inconvenience.)

Here is the power-point presentation for those who were not able to make it to the info-session on Thursday:


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