Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Kelsey Foster
Project Location: Costa Rica
Volunteer at:  Sea Turtle Conservation

Volunteer in Costa Rica

How was the local ABV coordinator and the support provided in Country?
Wonderful he was super friendly and helpful

What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
San Jose was like entering another world it is crazy here! Also being able to see monkeys was pretty surprising

What was the most difficult to experience?
The work was hard! I do not usually work outside and never with ssaws  on bamboo.

Any tips for future volunteers?
Bug Spray! And bring old clothes you dont care about as everything will get very dirty.

Other things volunteers should know:

a.- Be prepared for a lot of down-time
b.- Be careful of the rip tides
c.- Expect rice and beans three times a day, bring snacks

Volunteer in Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Conservation

Personal paragraph:

I loved my time here in Costa Rica, Matapalo was absolutly beautiful and everyone was amazing. The work we did was needed and I fell like I made a difference.

How would you describe your accommodation, meals and security:

Our accommodations were good. I was always safe and never went hungry.

What was your favorite memory of the trip?

Meeting the other volunteers in Matapalo. I loved everyone.

How was the ABV USA support prior to travel?

Good didn't actually use them too much, but they gave me the information I needed. And the  process was very easy.

Are you willing to speak to other potential volunteers?

Of Course

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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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