Volunteer Name: Alexa Sinclair
Project Location: Cusco, Peru.
Volunteered at: Nursery and Orphanage
1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
They seemed to do their job successfully. Stuck to plans, kept us informed and made sure we were safe.
2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
I had expected to see more poverty, despite the poverty that does exist.
3- What was most difficult to experience?
The most difficult was sometimes feeling like I could do more to help but was limited.
4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
Open mind because often times thing don’t go according to plan. An extra jacket, money for giving – you will want to give.
4.1-Other things volunteers should know:
Go with the flow- think about giving rather than getting.
a.- More things maybe new or uncomfortable – welcome them.
b.- Give all you can
c.- Stay positive.
5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
A great program that allows the tools for growth. Safe and promising of an unforgettable time. Helping others is how we can prosper.
6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)
Great meals and security and friendliness – made vegetarian meals for me.
7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
I enjoyed meeting people who enjoy service as well as my host family and the kids we work with.
8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Great support on line and answered to mails quickly.
9.- Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?