Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Kaitlin Himle
Project Location: Cusco, Peru
Volunteered at:  Clinic

1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
TERRIFIC!  My local coordinator was always checking in with me, making sure I was alright.  She also gave a tour of the city, and helped me set up my weekends.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
The difference in health care – extremely dirty clinic, just completely different than you would expect a clinic to be.

3- What was most difficult to experience?
Medical staff not washing their hands, or wearing gloves.  Washing hands is the number one thing to prevent infection, and the spread of germs.

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
Bring lots of hand sanitizer to carry with you.  Cusco gets extremely cold in the evening, so pack a few sweatshirts.  Remember your Spanish/English dictionary, and a notebook to write important things down.

4.1-Other things volunteers should know:
Machupicchu is amazing! Definitely a place to visit while in Cusco.

5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
This has been an amazing experience.  It was everything I hoped it would be and more.  I learned about the Peruvian culture and grew as a health care provider.  I also was able to study Spanish and will continue to when I get home! This is not going to be my last trip through A Broader View.  I will be back next summer!

6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-   site, shared)
GREAT!  They were welcoming and treated me like family.

7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
A little boy I was helping in the clinic gave a huge hug and kiss on the cheek.  The family was extremely grateful for my help.

8- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
WONDERFUL!  Answered all my questions and returned phone calls / e-mails within 24 hours.

9- Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers
Of course!!

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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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