Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Wilson Sihlis
Location: Ecuador, Quito 
Volunteered at: Centro de Salud


1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?

Very Good, Everything was organized very well, and the host family experience was very confortable.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?

Meeting the other volunteers was very fun, and I wasn’t expecting that.

3- What was most difficult to experience?
My second volunteer location was very early morning leaving the house at 6:30 AM was tough.

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)

Bring the smallest denominations of money possible. Anything over U$10 is difficult to use.

5.1-Other things volunteers should know:
a. Ecuador is 99.9% Spanish only
b. Bring small denominations of US$ money
c. Have an open mind, plans change.

6- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
My tie here was very rewarding. I would say it was the perfect mix of work, gaining experience and free time to see the country and have fun.

7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)

The apartment was full with volunteers, but still spacious (everyone had there own room). The meals were very good, and it was a fully modern apartment.

8- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?

It was minimal, but sufficient. Everything is done through the ABV online account, if you need to chat online, email or phone call all that information is on the website.

10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?


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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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