Volunteer Name: Richard Munson
Project Location: Richard
Program Dates: Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2014       
Volunteered At: Children's Project


What was your favorite memory of this trip?
The people: Andrea, the coordinator, her parents, the host family, the staff at the project and the young people!

What was the most difficult thing you experienced?   
The lack of street signs and general disorganization in Managua.

What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?  
Actually with the help of ABV and Andrea, I feel that I was prepared.


Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
Follow advice of Andrea.  For sightseeing don't miss Granada.

 How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff  in the USA?

How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?
Andrea was very good and, at times, almost too helpful/concerned.  The staff at were very thorough in their orientation & at the project site.


Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):   
This was my second trip with A Broader View, the first to Colombia.  Nicaragua is  an experience...one not to be missed.  But remember that Nicaragua is the second poorest county in the Western Hemisphere and creature comforts aren't always available.  On the plus side, everyone involved with the program was very helpful and thoughtful.  And I was pleasantly surprised how positively the young people at the project interacted with me.

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.


Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

up top

Volunteer Facebook Volunteer Twitter Volunteer Google+ Volunteer Flickr Volunteer  Youtube