Review Volunteer Sascha Steckbeck in Peru Cusco Orphanage program

Review Sascha Steckbeck Volunteer in Peru Cusco

1- How was the local ABV Coordinator/staff and the support provided in-country?
Great.  Beatriz helped me feel welcome the second I arrived y she was always there whenever I needed.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
Program: How much I connected with the kids, and how much Spanish I learned.
Host Family: How important family is.  They ate every meal together every day.
Country: How much Incan culture still exists.

3- What was the most challenging thing you experienced?
Program: Emotions.  Working in an orphanage is hard and emotional.
Host Family: Communicating with my grandparents.  The language barrier.
Country: Taking the wrong bus.  Fortunately I didn’t get lost.

Review Sascha Steckbeck Volunteer in Peru Cusco

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
1. Don’t ask what the food is, just try it!
2. Walk as much as you can.
3. Do tour trips by yourself.

5.1-Other things volunteers should know before coming here: (thats not in the orientation guide)
a. Bring a journal and write!

6- Personal Paragraph about the experience (ABV Program Testimonial):
I loved the program.  I learned so much about myself.  I felt welcomed and at home.

Review Sascha Steckbeck Volunteer in Peru Cusco

7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security, friendliness, quality others:
All above average.  I couldn’t have imagined a better experience.

8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Program: The amount of love the kids showed me.
Host Family: Going out dancing with Cecilia and her friends.
Country: The mountains.

9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling? (who helped you, emails, phone calls, chat online, how fast did you got an answer, did you got all your answers)
Very good, they were constantly checking in on me.

Review Sascha Steckbeck Volunteer in Peru Cusco

9.1- What do you think about the reservation system online?
Good, fast reply.

9.2- Who did you find Abroaderview website (keywords, search engine, word mouth to mouth, recommended by .., other)
Gap year fair

10 – 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.

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