Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Brittany Guest

Project Location: Xela, Guatemala

Program Dates: April 20th to May 4th 2015
Volunteered at:  Centro de Salud



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

Very good, coordinator was very helpful.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
The fact that no one used gloves when administering injections.


3- What was most difficult to experience?

Lack of hygiene. 


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

Bring warm clothes if you plan on hiking any of the volcanoes. As far as donations: gloves, sutures, suturing equipment, cotton and alcohol (for vaccinations).

5.1-Other things volunteers should know:

a. If you are doing a medical mission,  you will most likely spend a lot of times helping with vaccinations and doing well baby visits. 


6- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
I really enjoyed my time in Xela and volunteering at Centro de Salud. The staff/nurses/doctor were very welcoming and wonderful to work with. My host family was the best and I always felt well taken care of.


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

The host family was amazing. Always had amazing food and felt very safe. They loved helping you with your Spanish. Wonderful family!


8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?

Hiking Tajumulco volcano and suturing a knee lesion.

9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Very responsive. Always available to answer all my questions.

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

Yes.

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