Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer name: Helen Bennett
Program location: Kasoa, Ghana
Volunteered at: Health Centre

Volunteer in Ghana

Feedback Helen Bennett Volunteer in Kasoa, Ghana

How was the Local ABV Coordinator/staff and the support provided in-country?
Very friendly, accessible, concerned for my satisfaction and safety

What was the most surprising thing you experienced?  
Host family: Large room with private bath! I wasn’t expecting that
Country: number of people/cars/vendors

Feedback Helen Bennett Volunteer in Kasoa, Ghana

What was the most challenging thing you experienced?
Host family: rain dripping from the ceiling during heavy rainfall
Country: being called ‘white person’ is cute for a while but eventually craved being a nobody here.

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
Spend longer than 6 days
Bring snacks from home – I miss chocolate!
Bring an extra battery for your cell phone

Personal paragraph about the experience ( ABV program testimonial):
This trip opened my eyes to how the people of Ghana live and work! Everyone was very friendly and my coordinator was open and friendly and helpful at all times.

How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security, friendliness, quality others?
My accommodations were great – private room with bath and a lock on the door. The female hosts were sweet cooked delicious meals.

Feedback Helen Bennett Volunteer in Kasoa, Ghana

What was your favorite memory of this trip?:
Program: Kids at the orphanage.
Host family:
sitting on the veranda of the house in the early evenings
Country: playing with the children. Seeing the moms carrying their babies on their backs.

How was the ABV USA support prior traveling? ( who helped you, emails, phone calls, chat online, how fast did you got the answer, did you got all your answers)
Great support – the information provided gave me everything needed.

Feedback Helen Bennett Volunteer in Kasoa, Ghana

What do you think about the reservation system online?
Worked well – very fluid, easy to use.
Who did you find Abroaderview website ( keywords, search engine, word mouth to mouth, recommended by…, other)

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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