Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Steve Dabkowski
Project Location: Xela, Guatemala

Volunteered at: Orphanage

Volunteer in Guatemala


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

Extremely reliable and friendly.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?

The orphanage itself, I knew it would be underfunded but it was a major shock when I got there.


3- What was most difficult to experience?

The times I was left alone with the children and they would all start fighting.

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

Have an open mind, and realize time is a little slower.


Volunteer in Guatemala Child Care Program

5.1-Other things volunteers should know:

a. Be respectful
Guatemalan time is 15-30 minutes. off

6- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):

The experience overall was amazing and really life changing. I feel a lot more aware of how much certain projects need donations and volunteers.

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

The host family was truly amazing! Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Sandra and Sergio treated me as if I was one of their own!


8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?

The people I volunteered with and the host family.

9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?

Sarah was very helpful the whole way through.

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


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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