Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Review Volunteer Brooke Freeman in Belize Orphanage Program

Review Brooke Freeman Volunteer in Belize Orphanage Program

1.-How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country

Airport pickup was great!

2- What was the most positive surprise you experienced?

At the program: The kids! It so warming how they welcome you and immediately look up to you.

At the accommodation: it had Wifi! (to contact my parents)

About the country: How friendly everyone is.


3- What was most difficult/cultural shock to experience?

At the program: It was shocking to see how little the children have in comparison to myself.

At the accommodation: Due to hurricane, we had no electricity (no fans or lights or outlets to charge phones or wifi) or running water for 2 days


4- Any tips for future volunteers, give as many details as possible…

Clothing: Long sleeves and pants for nighttime if you do not want to get bit.

Donations: Bring money instead of physical donation. Then see what they need when you get here.

Weather: You will be hot, drink lots of water.  


4.1-Other things volunteers should know, about what to bring, what to do in country, what to eat, transportation, other:

a.- Bring a lot of your own food.

b.- Bring hand sanitizer and wipes.

c.- Lots of bug cream and mosquito net!.

d.- Always be kind to everyone.


5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial), don’t leave blank:

Spending time with the children here made the hurricane and losing water and power worth it! I wish I could take them home with me. Thank you ABV for allowing me to have this experience which changed my life and made me look at the world in a different way.


6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals and security in detail:

I was too nervous to the food but dont worry its good, and I felt extremely secure and safe at the orphanage.


7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?

Program: Playing basketball with a boy named Kyron!

Country: Visiting Caye Caulker, trying to learn Creol!

Tours: Snorkeling.


8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?

Communication (Phone/emails/Online chat):


Website Information:



9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?

Of course!


10 – Can you be specific how did you find or know about A Broader View?  What keywords did you use, what did you search for.

I Heard about it through my friend, Kelly Zartarian, who already sign up.  

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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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