Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Olivia Wilson
Project location: Kathmandu, Nepal         
Volunteered at: Orphanage program   

 Volunteer Nepal

How were the local Coordinator and the staff and the support provided in-country?
      The coordinator was extremely helpful. I was never scared to ask a question, and he even provided me with a new perspective of the country. I had many people supporting &caring for me.

2. What was the most surprising thing you experienced while in the program?   
      The most surprising thing was how much of a diverse place Nepal is. I did not know a place such as Pokhara existed only a few hours from the bustling city of Kathmandu.

3. What was the most difficult thing you experienced while in the program?
      The most difficult thing was becoming accustomed to the public transport system, especially in a place where I did not know the language. However, it did not long to figure this out

4. Any tips for future volunteers….(clothing, travel information, packing, sightseeing, donations)
No matters what it is a good idea to have a copy of your passport on hand, especially if you are picking up a package from FedEx. Pack lots of layers, the weather can be unpredictable. Definitely, go see Pokhara.

4.1Other things volunteers should know:
  Never be afraid to push yourself in a new environment, there will be times where uncertainty or fear will cloud your thoughts but go all in! Experience everything possible.

5. Personal Paragraph (volunteer program testimonial):
    I chose a broader view Nepal with little knowledge of the country previous to this experience, but I am extremely glad because I was given the opportunity to embrace so many people, place, culture in short amount of time I was here.       

Volunteer Nepal

6. How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security?
     The homestay could not have been better! I had a delicious meal every single night (no complaints about that). Even with a small earthquake/ Aftershock, I felt secure 100% of the time.

7. What was your memory of this trip?
    My memory of this trip was a six-week journey to fully immerse myself in a completely different culture. I met incredible people and had unbelievable new experiences.

Volunteer Nepal

8. How was the information you received from ABV prior to traveling? (Emails, website, support) was there anything missing or should be included to prepare other volunteers?
   The information was very useful. I did not need to research much else aside from the packet. The emails definitely helpful in navigating the airport &travel information.

9. Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers about your volunteer experience?

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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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