Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

My host family is nice. The host mother is good at cooking. My host family didn´t go inside of my room. On site, I put my backpack at the office but the door is always open.

 

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

My local ABV coordinator is great. She prepared a local phone for us at the day we arrived. She told us everything we needed soon. We had a map, phone, and walking around the city was helpful for me. She organized my requests.

 

What was the most surprising thing you experienced?

Most of the women and girls are really short, even the adults. Most of the girls at the shelter are really younger than me.

 Volunteer in Guatemala Xela Review Woman's Support Program Yuko Watanabe

What was most difficult to experience?

The language. I don´t speak Spanish and the people here, even my host family, don´t speak English.

Any tips for future volunteers? (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, etc. ?
The mornings and nights are really cold. There is lots of wifi spots in Xela.

 

Other things volunteers should know?
The mornings and night times are really cold.

In Xela there is lots of wifi spots.

You can add Spanish class for $8/hour, if you want to.

You should plan your activities. If you have a plan, tell the coordinator.

 

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

My host family is nice. The host mother is good at cooking. My host family didn´t go inside of my room. On site, I put my backpack at the office but the door is always open.

 

What was your favorite memory of this trip?

I went to the hot spring place by myself. I used the local bus to go there. I could meet and talk with local people.

 

How was the ABV USA support prior to traveling?

The chat online system was great. I could ask many questions and get their answer soon.

 

Are you willing to speak to potential ABV volunteers?

Yes. Email is ok.

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