Volunteer Name: Lauren Thompson
Project Location: Punteranes Costa Rica
Program Dates: July 14 - August 03, 2012
Volunteered At: Sea Turtle Project

Lauren Volunteer Abroad in Punteranes, Costa Rica

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV organization? amazing and worthwhile

Would you consider volunteering again with the ABV organization? definitely

What was your favorite memory of this trip? getting to know and work with all the other volunteers from around the World.

Lauren Volunteer Abroad in Punteranes, Costa Rica

What was the most difficult thing you experienced? adjusting to new living conditions

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
definitely bring dark pants, a mosquito net, plenty of bug spray, after bite and sun block

Lauren Volunteer Abroad in Punteranes, Costa Rica

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial): This was my first time ever traveling out of my home country. I truly loved visiting Costa Rica – it has the most natural beauty of any place I have ever been, and people dedication to conservation and eco-awareness are inspiring. I definitely want to see more of Costa Rica and other countries now.

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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