Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Diane Oshin
Project Location: Belize
Volunteered at: Orphanage

My Favorite Memory: Seeing the children’s faces when they saw photos of themselves in the video we made.

I was surprised that…. The Children are so happy almost all the time (despite the usual spats)

The most difficult thing I experienced was….. Finding a way to add real value to a child life.

My best received lesson……… How little one needs to be satisfied.

Tip for future volunteers…..  
Jump in immediately however/wherever you can. Don’t wait! 

Personal paragraph (Testimonial): Had a great time, enjoy spending time with the kids and see how happy they all were.

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the USA and in country?  Very positive at the outset. I struggled a bit with the website getting my fundraising page up. Many of my donors and potent and potential donors were displeased with/did not want to use PayPal. Sending checks is too much time-consuming in a digital world. I would recommend finding a new way to receive donations. LLS (Hemphoema Lauhenua Sacrely) has an easy-to-use, effective system.   

How would you describe your accommodation (ie: host family, on-site, shared housing etc)

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?  Yes

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.