Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Samantha McReynolds
Project Location: Cusco, Peru
Volunteered at: Local Hospital

What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Celebrating New Year in Cusco. We got to wear yellow for luck. We set off fireworks in the central plaza at midnight we ran around the square. So much fun!.

I was surprised that...
How much it rained
How affordable it is here
How much I liked the cuisine
How appreciative patients are
How easily I pick up Spanish

The most difficult thing I experienced was...
Learning wound dressing in Spanish. The nurses were so helpful.

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
Bring a good rain jacket
You can also purchase knock off NorthFace in the plaza.
Do the sight-seeing bus when its not raining.
You can buy shampoo etc when you get here.
Get hiking boots
Do Machu Picchu.

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?
Gretty was fantastic!
Showed us around Cusco
Picked us up on time even with our flight changed
Tour us to unique places
Available 100%
Opened up here families home when our original host family backed out
Showed us the hospital

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
Coming to Cusco, I didn't know what to expect. A new country. A New Year. A new experience. What I didn't expect was a new me. Being in this city you are surrounded by culture, fellow travelers, and the most beautiful sights your eyes can see. You leave all your troubles & problems behind. Here you help people and better yourself. If you are in need of an awakening, to appreciate what you have, to realize whats important, to refuel your passion in life and meet people... Cusco is where you need to be. One thing I love about experiencing health care outside the States is how appreciative people can be for your service. And at the end of the day, they inspire you. If you feel a calling, come. Come to the city. Help the people. Rejuvenate your soul...& bring a rain jacket ;)

How would you describe your accommodation?
My host fmaily was wonderful!
Always excited to see us
Had my own room
Definitely felt part of the family
We salsa danced on new year.

My best received lesson:
There is beauty in absolutely everything here
Appreciate what you have
At the end of the day, family host family is always there.

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?

Money Matters

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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