Volunteer Name: Elizabeth Baggett
Project Location: Xela, Guatemala
Volunteered at: Children's Project and Pre-medical
1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
Excellent! The coordinators answered any questions I ever had and always were checking in on me.
2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
Public transportation. Easy and safe but very different from the US
3- What was most difficult to experience?
4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
If you´re coming during the rainy season, bring rain boots, umbrella, rain coat, etc.
5.1-Other things volunteers should know:
a. Always have an open mind
b. Be ready for anything
c. Learn the language while you´re here!
d. Taste all the foods.
6- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
ABV provided me an excellent experience in Xela. I couldn´t have been happier. I am so glad ABV was able to get connected with such great volunteer locations. I really loved it all.
7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)
Great! My host family felt like family. Great food, great people, and safe!
8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
The kids at the volunteer centers.
9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Excellent. Always responded to questions ASAP. Thank you!
10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?