Volunteer Name: Lora Gier
Project Location: Belize
Program Dates: June 7 – 13, 2015
Volunteered at: Orphanage

My Favorite Memory: Hugs from the kids.

I was surprised that…. Henry the frog visited us in our bathroom!! (Smiley face)

The most difficult thing I experienced was….. Not knowing how I could be of the most help.

My best received lesson……… Seeing how happy these kids are showed me once again how structure and love are most important.

Tip for future volunteers…..  
Lots of light weight clothing, hats.  Be prepared for flour tortilla and rice & beans.

Personal paragraph (Testimonial): The experience here will be what the volunteer work to get out of it. They must find their own way to help and be of service. For me it was helping in the kitchen and if possible the one on one working with the kids whom not in school.

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the USA and in country?  ABV-Sarah- very helpful, helped us find best program. Sign up easy, would just update some things about responsibilities. No gardens to work or animals (chicken, pigs etc) to take care of. Only some month are available to work in the greenhouse.

How would you describe your accommodation (ie: host family, on-site, shared housing etc)
Room shared with friend, private bath, all good and clean. Fans in room to keep cool at night.

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.


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.

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