Volunteer Name: Elizabeth Rooker
Project Location: Quito, Ecuador
Program Dates: June 13th to July 24th 2015

Volunteered at:  Child care center



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

Laura and her staff were amazing and incredibly helpful. I felt very secure and confident of the resources available to me.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?

I was suprised at how welcoming and friendly all the workers and family members were. 


3- What was most difficult to experience?

The culture can be difficult once in a while, and it was different to see how certain situations are handled.

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

Be aware of safety tips before traveling. Pack a wide variety of clothes and a good pair of closed toe shoes.


5.1-Other things volunteers should know:

a. Be open to everything
b. Try the food
c. Attempt to speak the language

6- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):

I am beyond satisfied with my trip with ABV. The family and project they set me up with was better than I could have ever imagined. I was well taken care of and all my questions and concerns were easily solved. ABV is a wonderful program, and I absolutely recommend it.


7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)
The accommodations were above and beyond what I imaged. The food was amazing and the family was even better. Outstanding.


8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?

I most enjoyed spending time with the family at home and traveling throughout Ecuador with other volunteers. 


9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Great. I felt very confident with support and assistance.

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

Definitely.

 

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