Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Lisa Ling
Project Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Volunteered at: Orthopedic Hospital

Volunteer Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal

1. How were the local coordinator/staff and the support provided in-country?
The services provided in-country was beyond expected. The local coordinator and staff were very considerate of our needs and first-time exposure to Nepal. I was most impressed by the warmth of the home that our coordinator provided us.

2. What was the most surprising thing you experienced while in the program?
ABV provides a richer experience through cultural immersion. I did not realize this program would offer such an "authentic" experience.

Volunteer Nepal

3. What was the most difficult thing you experienced while in the program?
Leaving Nepal was the most difficult thing I experienced. I became so comfortable living in Nepal.

4. Any tips for future volunteers... (clothing, travel information, packing, sightseeing, donations)
- The weather forecast websites for Nepal that I saw in the United State did not reflect the actual temperatures I experienced.
- You can enjoy buying local products, like soap, shampoo, lotions, foods, clothing, water, books, etc. instead of bringing your own.
- Laundry service is very convenient if you must limit your number of scrubs, or clothing.
- Taking the bus was very convenient and extremely affordable, once you learn the system. Cab service is also available.
- ABV provides a unique experience to provide medical support in Nepal. Do all you can, and learn as much as you can.

Volunteer Nepal

5. Personal Paragraph (Volunteer Program Testimonial):
I am very grateful for my experience in Nepal. I am especially grateful for all the people I have met on this journey.

6. How would you describe your accommodations, meals, security?
My home in Nepal was ideal. The meals were incredible! I had healthy home-cooked meals. I felt so safe with my host family.

7. What was your favorite memory of this trip?
There have been many special memories for me, and riding around Nepal on a motorbike was one of them.

Review Lisa Ling Volunteer in Kathmandu, 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?
ABV prepares the volunteers well for their designated countries. More information about the home-stay and the local neighborhood stores would be helpful.

9. Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers about your volunteer experience?
Yes, absolutely. ABV provides such a great service. We must be willing to support them.

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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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