Since our inception in 2007, A Broader View Volunteers has raised and donated over three million dollars (+$3M) to our overseas partners. This money has been used to construct buildings, renovate orphanages, install water tanks, provide food and clothing to thousands of orphans, and have brought much needed medical aid to rural communities worldwide. None of that would have been possible without the manpower and skills THAT made by our participants. To see the full impact our volunteers are making visit

We have seen firsthand the impact ABV volunteers make in the communities where they are serving. Volunteers have contributed their time and skills to fix classroom desks, paint walls which would have remained bleak and gray, cleared fields for harvesting and cook meals for hungry children, and read stories to kindergarteners.  Some ABV volunteers have decided to sponsor a child they bonded with in a program, and other volunteers have come home and championed their project to raise money and awareness to the plights of the children they worked with.  ABV volunteers have delivered babies and treated patients in their own homes who would never have had medical attention otherwise. Many volunteers come home completely inspired by the work they did with ABV.  In fact, we've had volunteers join the Peace Corps, enroll in medical school, and many who have changed school majors or careers, all as a result of the life changing experiences they had with the ABV program. Join us today and gain A Broader View of the World!

Making a World of Difference: One Volunteer At a Time.

What other expenses should I budget for?

Flights, vaccinations, visa, Travel & Health Insurance (US$50), souvenirs, Internet, laundry, local transportation (US$1-2 a day)
We recommend US$50-100 a week spending money for internet, phone use, laundry, and local buses.

What do program fees pay for?

Customized airport meet and greet, in-country orientation & supervision, meals and accommodations while in the project, 24/7 support by in-country ABV Coordinators, departure transfer at the end of the program. Pre-trip orientation guide, fundraising support advice and guidance with trip planning. Fees are used for advertising and marketing costs, office/staff expenses, site inspections and most importantly, financial donations allocated to our local partners overseas.


How do I pay my $120 program deposit?

You can pay the deposit by using PayPal, submitting a credit card authorization form or mailing a personal check to our office.  Payments must be paid in US dollars.

When is the balance of my payment due and how can I pay it?

Final payment is due 45 days prior to your start date. If you reside in the USA you have three options to send payment:  personal check, money order or bank wire ($). If you live outside of the USA you must send us a bank wire.

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.


Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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