Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Craig Brent  (Australia)

Project Location: Colombia - Cartagena

Volunteered at:  Social Welfare

Volunteer in Colombia

What was your favorite memory of this trip?
The trip to Rosario island and playa blanca. With my spanish I went to those places by myself and made Friends with local colombians.

What was the most difficult thing you experienced?
The heat and the language barrier, as I was living with local people in Cartagena, not surrounded by tourists.   

What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?
I wish I brought gifts for the kids from Australia. If you want to give something for the kids, Ask Abroaderview for a list of possible donations.

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc).
Insect repellent, go sightseeing and visit playa blanca and rosario islands. Spanish lessons are very useful. Bring a phrase book or a dictionary if you don’t speak the language. Bring sun cream and try to wear light colors and light clothes.

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?
5/5. The website made it so easy. It showed me ítem by ítem what I needed to do. Just follow the ABV account guidelines and steps. And check your emails daily for new updates.

How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?
Just perfect. Watch my video on the youtube channel

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
My ABV volunteering was an amazingly rewarding experience. I spent two weeks with colombian children learning about their lives. I also had plenty of spare time to be a tourist. My host family were just like my family and made the experience so much more authentic.
I would recommend an ABV program to anyone.

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?

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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