Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Elizabeth Rooker
Project Location: Quito, Ecuador

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?



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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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