Volunteer Name: Leila Tachmamedova
Project Location: Ladyville village, Belize
Program Dates: July 26th - August 9th 2013
Volunteered At: Childrens Home
Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial): For future volunteers: Be prepared to act on your own, come with initiave and flexibility, go to caregivers, gardener or kitchen staff offering help.
What was the most difficult thing you experienced? Mosquitoes and the heat
What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for? I wish i came prepared with more interesting educational games for kids, had better interaction with them.
Any tips for future volunteers… Long sleeved tops and fully covered light pants to cover skin from mosquitos
How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA? Excellent experience, the staff was very responsive and helpful in arranging my trip.
How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country? Our Director, Ms Agatha, was very nice anf professional, the staff was very friendly and kind.
Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers? Yes.
A Broader View Volunteer (ABV) allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.
WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?
Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.
Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.