Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Review Volunteer Dania & Sophia Green Belize Orphanage Program

 Review Dania & Sophia Green Volunteer in Belize Orphanage Program

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

There was no problem or issue upon arrival. Felt very welcomed. The coordinator gave a sufficient introduction to the home and the children that live here. Mr. Wafi, was excellent in showing us around and making us feel safe.

2- What was the most positive surprise you experienced?

At the program: Spending quality time with the children playing, teaching them and learning about them.

At the accommodation: Own bathroom felt safe.

About the country: All of the people are very friendly.

 Review Dania & Sophia Green Volunteer in Belize Orphanage Program

3- What was most difficult/culturalshock to experience?

At the program: Food- used to eating fresh fruits and vegetables on daily basis, you can buy at the local store if needed.

At the accommodation: No A/C hot at night difficult to fall asleep.

The country: Bugs

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

Clothing: Long sleeves and long pants that are cool preferably bug proof

Donations: Cash will be better so you can do something for the kids if you want (bday, ice cream out-walk, take the children to a water park).

Weather: Hot and humid, bring cooling towel and cooling cap.

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

a.- Take day trip on taxi to Caye Caulker.

b.- Bring own snacks

c.- Local little shops that sell water, snacks and in walking distance and sell frozen drinks.

d.- Offer to sponsor a trip to pool or Old Belize.

 Review Dania & Sophia Green Volunteer in Belize Orphanage Program

5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):

We were pleasantly surprise about the kind children and the home. It was nice that we got to choose what we wanted to help with. We liked to paint, learn the ABC’s, play basketball and make bracelets with them all the younger kids were so loving and caring.

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

Accommodation what I expected dorm style but had own bathroom clean, hot in room at night, bring a fan.

7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?

Program: Spending time with the children, helping them to improve their group home grounds (painting Rocks).

Country: Friendliness of people.

Tours: Day trip to Caye Caulker Snorkeling trip

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?


10 – Can you be specific how did you find or know about A Broader View?

I used Yelp and was encouraged by the fact that the organization was local to me (US and PA)

Money Matters

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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