Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Adriana Ingwerson
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras
Volunteered at: Clinica and El Hospital

1.-How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
It was incredible the A Broader View coordinator and I feel that I have a family here in La Ceiba. He is very organized + super coming we met lots of helpful nurses and doctors too + banded with them, creating new friends.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
At the program: How open the people of La Ceiba are to receiving help from strangers.
At the accommodation: It is beautiful and clean home with an incredible family.  I was impressed at how all the houses are guarded by gates.     
About the country: wow is it beautiful, You have the Caribbean sea on one side + the beautiful mountains on the other. There are a lot of wild dogs but they more behave then domestic dogs in the U.S.

3- What was most difficult to experience?
At the program: Seeing a patient die.
At the accommodation: No water at late night.
The country: A lot, a lot of mosquitos.

4- Any tips for future volunteers…
Clothing: Loose, cotton clothing, shorts, T-shirts tanks + same nice outfits for a night out and the church.
Donations: gloves, gauze, Ibuprofen, amoxicillin, Tylenol, Advil, aspirin, syringes, cotton balls and lots of everything, not just one.
Weather: It is very hot & humid but you acclimate when it rains it rains very hard.

4.1-Other things volunteers should know:
a.- Don’t fool with your phones & cameras, especially in specific neighborhoods
b.- Bring Advil, bandages, & bug spray.
c.- Bring a useful & practical gift for your host family
d.- Make the best of your time, Get to know Honduras & their culture! It is amazing.

5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
I have had an incredible time. Their lifestyle & the way they see 7 experience life is so different than in the USA. Everyone is so grateful here, always smiling & saying thank you for coming to their country. I’ve made great friends & it is definitely going to be hard to leave.

6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, and security:
Perfect. The house/room was bigger than expected. I feel very safe at the house & all the Honduran meals were delicious.

7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Program: All the Incredible things I got to learn & experience with the doctors and nurses here.
Country: Our trip to Cayos Cochinos was unforgettable, But my favorite memories are the big dinners & home open with all the volunteers & our new Honduran friends.

8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Communication (Phone/emails/Online chat): Great
Website Information: Good

9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes, I will

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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