This page will be updated frequently to provide up-to-date information on Global Partners fundraising events, volunteer opportunities and informational meetings. 

The Global Partners program is funded through philanthropy and fueled by volunteers! Many individuals and businesses support the activities of the program through their ongoing financial and volunteer support. Additionally, several fundraising events take place throughout the year to raise funds for the healthcare, educational and community development activities in each of our partner communities. Please email or call 608-775-1903 if you have any questions or would like to get involved in an upcoming event. 

GLOBAL PARTNERS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION: Save the date! Thursday, September 15, is the 8th Annual Global Partners Dinner. The 2016 dinner will focus on the Global Partners-Ethiopia program.

Please email or call 608-775-3833 if you would like to volunteer at any of the upcoming events.

VOLUNTEERS TO SORT DONATED MEDICAL SUPPLIES: Global Partners is looking for 1-2 individuals who have a clinical background to help sort donated medical supplies on a regular basis (3-4 times/year).

Several trips take place throughout the year to each of our partner communities, each with a unique focus! Please click on the page for each site that has information about volunteering in order to learn more about the trip dates, cost, roles needed, and other information specific to that site.

Occasionally, presentations or informational meetings are scheduled to provide updates on activities in our partner communities and an overview of recent trips. These presentations are open to anyone interested in participating in a Global Partners volunteer service trip - Gundersen Health System employees as well as general community members. No need to RSVP to attend - just come as you are!


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  • Wednesday, May 11th from 12:15-1pm. Volunteers from the Februrary 2016 Ethiopia team will share their stories and experiences! This team conducted work with a focus on general surgery, podiatry, vision screening, dental care, and Ob/Gyn care.


  • Date TBD. Volunteers from the Spring 2016 Pine Ridge teams will share their experiences! Projects highlighted will include the First Aid Fair in reservation schools, physical exams provided to Lakota youth, behavioral health training and specialty clinics.

To watch past presentations given by Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Pine Ridge teams, please visit

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