Volunteer Name: Lisa Piraino
Project Location: Belize
Program Dates: Aug 23rd   – Aug 30th, 2015
Volunteered at: Orphanage  Home

My Favorite Memory: I brought markers and coloring pages for the children and they loved to show me their talents.

I was surprised that….
The children are so well behaved.

The most difficult thing I experienced was…..
Adjusting to the heat and having to buy bottled water.

My best received lesson…..
Do not be afraid to take risks and become a part of the community surrounding Liberty.

Tip for future volunteers…..   
Stay very hydrated! Also experience the surrounding island and caves.

Personal paragraph (Testimonial):
Throw yourself into the action. The kids love to see you interested in what they like to do. Also meet as many people as you can! Absorb it all!

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the USA and in country?       
Extremely positive. The US ABV staff and orphanage  staff made me feel welcome and safe

How would you describe your accommodation (i.e.: host family, on-site, shared housing etc.)
The accommodation is basic but everything you need. Bring all toiletries/ cleaning supplies.

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
 Absolutely!                                                                                         

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.

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