Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Jenny Reyes
Project Location: Bulenga Village, Uganda                 
Volunteered at: Orphanage Center


What was your favorite memory of this trip?
- My favorite memory of this trip was being able to connect with the people I met in Uganda. It was very humbling to hear their stories and a pleasure to be in their presence.

What was the most difficult thing you experienced?   
- The most difficult thing I experienced is not knowing how I can effectively teach the children with limited resources.


What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?  
- I wish I brought more supplies to support the organization.


Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
- You don't need a lot of clothes. Regular T-shirts, pants, long skirts, and comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Avoid bringing anything white. Bring extra money to help students pay for uniforms, food, etc.

 How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff  in the USA?
- The ABV staff responded to my questions/concerns right away. I was very well pleased with the support they provided me prior and after leaving the project.


How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?
- The local ABV Director was very informative. She checked up with me daily while in the foreign country to make sure I was doing well.

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):  
There is nothing like volunteering overseas. It has allowed me to broaden my understanding towards different cultures and has given me a new perspective on life. It made me realize how fortunate I am to even have clean water and food on the table, everyday.


 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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