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Review Volunteer Carly Humphrey Peru Cusco Elderly Care center Program (Physical Therapy)

I loved my time in Cusco. This is such a beautiful city and country with such caring residents. Being able to experience physical therapy here was very challenging yet rewarding. The differences in standards of care and lack of direction took some time to get used to, but I learned to enjoy the autonomy and tried to provide the best care to the patients as possible. Also the immersion was extremely beneficial. Unless you are fluent or proficient in Spanish I highly recommend it. I learned so much in just 3 weeks at the language immersion lessons and the teachers were all incredible. Overall I really enjoyed my experience and would love to come back and visit in the future!

Review Volunteer Ana Gomez in Honduras La Ceiba at the Medical program

This volunteering experience at La Ceiba was my first volunteering activity ever and while I am not a doctor or a nurse I wasn't sure I was going to be able to provide help and I ended feeling highly satisfy with my accomplishments. The experience allow me to challenge myself and find creative ways in which I could be of help, even without getting a straight forward tasks from the people at the clinic, clear expectations and a defined role for me to do. I would certainly do it again, perhaps with more time (at least three weeks).  This experience has provided me with personal growth as well as good memories and personal gratification. It also allowed me to meet wonderful people I am sure I will remind in contact with. 

Review Volunteer Art Gunther Belize orphanage care Program

Going over the Christmas/new year’s holidays was a little difficult because we couldn’t take small trips with the kids, but the kids are delightful and so much fun to be with. We will miss all of them and the wonderful staff at the orphanage.

Volunteer Camille Brown Review Peru Cusco Girls Orphanage program

 I have loved my experience in Cusco. The girls at the orphanage were so sweet and I will miss them dearly.

Review Volunteer Gabe Elmore in Belize at the Orphanage program

Review Volunteer Gabe Elmore in Belize at the Orphanage program - 5.0 out of 5 based on 148 reviews

I am 17 years old and I live in Smithers, British Columba Canada. In school I am currently working on grade 11. I work at motorcycle/chainsaw shop do wild land firefighting and race motocross during the summer. I herd about ABV through my sister who also talk me into going. We chose Belize location because of feedback from friends who had previously been to Belize orphanage has been a great experience getting to know all of the kids as well as all the other volunteers. My work consisted mostly of cleaning, organizing, painting and fixing stuff. It’s great because whatever skills you already have, they will be able to use in some way. I will definitely consider coming again, only next time I hope to bring a few friends along. The accommodations have been good, the staff is fun and never boring to work with, and most of the kids seem to be well behaved.

Review Volunteer Ardyn Elmore in Belize at the Orphanage program

I really enjoyed my time in the program. Being able to spend time with the children, other ABV volunteers and staff was a life changing experience. I made many new friends and incredible memories here. I will be taking home priceless memories and a greater appreciation for the culture of Belize. I will miss the kids and I feel I am leaving a piece of my heart here in Belize. I look forward to coming back if I can to visit again.

Review Volunteer Amanda Wong in Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation program

I really enjoyed my time at the sea turtle program. It was rewarding, educational and inspiring to see both mother turtles laying eggs and baby turtles hatching out of their nests. The local area is a small community and you get to know a lot of people in the area in a short amount of time. I really enjoyed the days when we did a day-time nest digging (exhumation), which is when everyone can come and see baby turtles run down the beach to the sea that the volunteers have rescued from their nests. I took this opportunity to talk to the crowds about the importance of the work we're doing for sea turtle conservation, solicit donations, educate them on the work ABV does for sea turtle survival and explain sea turtle life cycles and physiology to all who were there. I also answered a lot of questions about sea turtles which further enhanced their experiences as they could learn and see these amazing creatures start their lives.

Review Volunteer Catherine Mc Elroy Chile La Serena at the Seniors Care Center



My accommodation was the highlight! Vilma and her family are so welcoming--I feel right at home here!

Review Volunteer Web Lebrato in Nepal Kathmandu at the Community Development program

Nepal is fantastic, the people and the program experience I had here was amazing, I probably remember them for the rest of my life.

Review Volunteer Lindsay Mamet Chile La Serena Orphanage program

Family meals together were my favorite because they were genuine and full of love and laughter.

Volunteer Anthony Nguyen Review Nepal Kathmandu Medical Program

Overall the hospital was a great volunteer program. I wished I could stay longer than 1 week but has to leave due to school. Try to do 1-3 weeks in future.

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