Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Review Julie Koenig in Belize Orphanage Program University of Dayton

My Favorite Memory
How considerate the children were of each other. Especially the older boys with the younger kids. I loved how if one of the older boys saw a younger kid doing something they shouldn't be doing, they would take a parent role and help correct them.

I was surprised that…
All the children's attitudes were so uplifting even in the situation they're in.

The most difficult thing I experienced was…
Realizing how there are few people who will actually try to understand the lives that people in Belize, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, live and how culturally misinformed many of us are.

My best lesson received was…
With every situation you are in, you can learn a very valuable lesson. Even  while simply driving into the city with one of the caregivers, I learned how concerned they were with issues that even in America teens are dealing with.

Tip for future volunteers
Don't come in expecting much. Everything is so much better when you go in open-minded and ready for anything. Also, while in the cars, sit upfront so you can get a chance to talk to the drivers. They've lived amazing lives and hearing their stories can make you wiser.

Personal Paragraph/ Testimony
Coming into this program, the first hour we got here, all I could think was "what did I get myself into" I am so glad that I got to experience everything I have. It has changed me as a person for the better and I hope to use that to help change others for the better.

How would you describe your accommodations?
The housing was way better than I expected.

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A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

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