Volunteer Name: Summer MacCool
Project Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Program Dates: April 25 - May 09, 2014
Volunteer At:  Children's project & feeding program

Volunteer in Managua Nicaragua

My favorite memory of this trip: after working with a little girl at the orphanage for 4 days, it was on the 4th day that I finaly got her to smile, then giggle, then laugh out loud.

The most difficult thing I experienced: adjusting to the living conditions of being hot, hunger, and thirsty most of the time.

What I wish I was better prepared for: making sure I had the proper change for my taxi rides, having enough bottled water, safer food to eat.

Tips for future volunteers: expect the unexpected, error on the side of safety, be flexible and open, if you want something to happen- be prepared and willing to make it happen yourself.

Working with the staff in USA was very efficient and informative.

Working with the staff on site was extremely thorough, informative, and hard working.  There were many adjustments and accommodations to be made through out the trip, and she managed it all extremely well.

Yes, I am willing to speak with other volunteers.

My experience has changed me, enriched my life, and I am more than willing to do it again.

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.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

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.

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