Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name:  Joseph Whalen
Location:  Bulenga, Uganda
Project:  Child Care/Community

My favorite memory of this trip was the look on the faces of the children when we gave their family a brand new stove to cook on.  They were so grateful and the happiness they showed us was an experience I’ll never forget.

The most difficult thing that I experienced while on this trip was the food.  Whenever I travel to a third world country it is hard to get used to the food, and Uganda was no exception.  I liked the food no doubt, but it was different and new to me.

I wish... I had brought more cloths, I didn’t expect to get dirty so fast.  The dust in Africa is overwhelming, and I was quickly out of clean cloths to wear, although I could have easily washed my clothing, I never actually did.

How was the ABV staff prior to traveling.....Working with ABV couldn’t have been easier.  I had to fill out a couple volunteer forms and read a few pamphlets, and that was it.  I was well prepared and knew what to expect upon arrival.  ABV has a very easy interface and was pleasant to fill out.

How was the local staff and project:  Derek, our local director couldn’t have been nicer.  He frequently went out of his way to help me and my brother and made sure we were comfortable and safe at all times.  He was very helpful and easy to be in touch with.

Would you recommend or speak to others about ABV....I have already told many friends about my experience and how easy it was, and how rewarding it felt.  I have told many people to check it out and I am sure a few will see Uganda through the ABV organization.

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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