UM students of all majors are invited to participate in the Global Grizzlies, an ASUM student organization based in the Davidson Honors College. The purpose of this group is twofold. First, we strive to bring aid to developing countries of the world as humanitarian ambassadors from the University of Montana. Second, we gain compassion for our world by living in a new culture. We carry our newly expanded knowledge with us as we move into our professional careers.
Since 2008, the University of Montana has been sending students interested in health professions to volunteer in hospitals and clinics around the world. Global Grizzlies allows dedicated students to work in HIV clinics, help deliver babies, and even assist in some surgeries! We provide some assistance for strained hospitals, and collect donations of essential medical supplies from Missoula hospitals. Most importantly, students learn about a healthcare system and culture vastly different from their own. Through the support of the Davidson Honors College, students are educated about global health issues and the historical, political and social context of the destination country prior to travel. In this way, the Global Grizzlies work toward change in the world and, perhaps just as important, change in themselves.
Make a gift to this cause and receive a charitable tax deduction! All funds will be used to support the cost of travel, training and education for the Global Grizzlies. Remember to type “Global Grizzlies” in the comments box to ensure your donation is allocated to our cause! Alternatively, you can send a check payable to University of Montana Foundation, P.O. Box 7159, Missoula, MT 59807. Just be sure to write “DHC – Global Grizzlies” in the memo line.
University of Montana undergraduates are invited to participate in a service project abroad with the Global Grizzlies. Interested students should submit the Global Grizzlies Application by Friday October 13th at 5:00 p.m.