Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Review Nadyne Simard in Guatemala Quetzaltenango Woman Shelter Program

Volunteer in Guatemala

1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
Petra was very professional and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. Also, she helped me organize other activities.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
All the people that I met in Guatemala were very friendly. I was pleasantly surprised!

3- What was most difficult to experience?
The women in the shelter spoke fast and sometimes did not pronounce the words properly. The communication was difficult sometimes with the mothers.

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
Any donations to the kids (clothes, cookies, and toys) are appreciated.

5.1-Other things volunteers should know:
a. Be open-minded
b. Be respectful
c. Try to speak Spanish as much as possible
d. Be patient

6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)
The accommodation was very comfortable and the family was very friendly. The meals were good as well.

7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
All of it! The volunteering experience, the Spanish classes, and volcano climbing!

8- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
The support in the USA was great!

9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers? Yes!

Money Matters

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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