Best Volunteer Reviews 2017

Volunteer Name: Elizabeth Labre

Project Location: Bulenga, Uganda

Volunteered at:  Orphanages/Schools

What was your favorite memory of this trip?
 The fact is I wouldn’y be able to choose a “favorite” memory. Whether it was playing pick-up soccer, singing with the kids, bustling around Kampala or just spending time with Ugandan friends – it was an experience filled with many “favorites”

What was the most difficult thing you experienced?
Coming to terms with how much need is actually in the community.

What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?
 Don’t trust your ATM card/debitcard. Look into using Western Union or exchange US money

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?
Bring some American food that you can let your local friends/teachers have: mac+cheese, evaporated milk, chocolate cereals. Bring some pencils, crayons, baby clothes, kids clothes.

How would you describe your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?
Just Great – They were patient in answering all my questions and cooperative with my changing dates

How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?
Only the Best! The coordinator was always there right away whenever you needed him and helped us volunteers our so much.

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
 On my way to Uganda I was very nervous. I didn’t have any idea what I was getting myself into, if I would have any trouble, if I would be confortable volunteering for 2 weeks. I was very pleasantly surprise however, how much of a home Uganda became to me. I will be back for sure.

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
 Yes

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.