Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Review Volunteer Kathryn Domingo in NEPAL Kathmandu at the Health Care program

Volunteer Nepal

 Review Kathryn Domingo Volunteer in NEPAL Kathmandu at the Health Care program

How was the local Coordinator and the staff and the support provided in-country?
The coordinator and staff were very accommodating and supportive when it came to my and volunteer placement. Any question that I had- whether it was about culture or clinical questions – were answered thoroughly and with confidence.

What was the most surprising thing you experienced while in the program?
I knew almost nothing about Nepali culture and people. The most surprising thing that I experienced was that I was always mistaken as being Nepalese. Still, it was an honor because the people and culture are beautiful.

Review Kathryn Domingo Volunteer in NEPAL Kathmandu at the Health Care program

What was the most difficult thing you experienced while in the program?
The most difficult thing was eating so much rice. The food is very delicious and amazing, and I really enjoyed all of the different dishes and spices. I’m going to miss Nepalese food.

Any tips for future volunteers….(clothing, travel information, packing, sightseeing, donations)
Try to get in contact with someone that has been abroad, especially to a developing country a lot of things that you see and experience may come as shock, but having that exposure now becomes more aware of other parts of the world.

Other things volunteers should know:
Take lots of bug spray. My first weekend here I was bit, and it got very swollen. Luckily, I was able to find some antihistamines.

Review Kathryn Domingo Volunteer in NEPAL Kathmandu at the Health Care program

Personal Paragraph (volunteer program testimonial):
Looking in retrospect, I feel like I’ve done so much during my stay in Nepal the whole experience definitely surpassed any and all expectations I had prior to coming here. I gained so much in such a short amount of time from exploring and discovering the beautiful culture, people, and nature of Nepal to volunteering my time and gaining real hards on experience in various departments at the hospital.    

How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security?
Accommodation, meals, security were all more than adequate. I felt very safe thought the whole time I was in Nepal.

Review Kathryn Domingo Volunteer in NEPAL Kathmandu at the Health Care program

What was your memory of this trip?
The most significant aspect of this whole experience has been forging such close bonds with everyone I’ve crossed paths with during my journey. The sincerity and welcoming attitude of the other volunteers, hospital staff, and especially the host family made my Nepal trips a special experience that I will always remember.

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 adequate I do wish I could have spoken to another volunteer, the local coordinator prior to traveling in case I forgot to bring anything important.

ABV: Volunteers have in the ABV account a tab “Volunteers in Country” they can see there one week prior traveling the names and emails of volunteers in country.

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

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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