ABV's full name, A Broader View Volunteers Corp, reflects our philosophy. We believe compelling life lessons can come through hands-on work experience and travel. We believe international volunteering makes a profound impact on one's’ sense of self and their view of the world.
ABV non-profit status has been active for over 12 years (2007). ABV relationships with international NGOs, orphanages, clinics and other project extends into 26 countries and over 65 cities. We work closely with our local partners to ensure our volunteers have a rewarding experience. Our support and dedication to our local partners include 65% of ABV revenues allocated directly to the charitable causes. IRS Non-Profit Status EIN: 26-0594308
ABV alumni range in age from 16 to + 82years and come from nations all over the World. To date we have had participants from 30 countries! Many of our volunteers have gone on to work in the nonprofit sector, some have joined the Peace Corp, and others have returned home and formed their own foundations.
What Makes ABV Different?
Our staff is professionals. They have years of experience hosting international travelers and are knowledgeable in every aspect of the country, programs and extra activities you will get involved while overseas. We maintain the highest standards in choosing our local staff, identifying local accommodations for volunteers, and in determining project locations. The relationship between ABV and our international partners has been nurtured and strengthened over the last 12 years and is based on mutual trust and respect. ABV has worked extremely hard to build long-lasting relationships with all our partners. We take pride in seeing the benefits the local communities have received with the hard work done by ABV volunteers.
Because of our 501 (c)3 non-profit status granted by the US government, US taxpayers may be able to deduct much of the cost of their volunteer program, including airfare. Since everyone's tax situation is different it is best to consult with an accountant or tax professional for more information on making itemized deductions. As a non-profit organization, we believe that full transparency is essential. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.
Benefits of volunteering with a US Non-Profit Organization:
- Lower program costs
- Tax deduction for part or all of your trip costs.
- Fundraising options: All donors are provided a tax/charity receipt.
- Transparency and access to all ABV financial reports, unlike with private companies
As the USA based non-profit, ABV complies to tax requirements, service standards, and screening not only with the USA government (IRS), but with independent accreditation websites such as:
- Great Non Profits
- Volunteer Match
- Presidential Volunteer Award
- Amazon Smile
- Ebay for Charity
- PANO Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations