terms & conditions

Since A Broader View Volunteers is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, US tax payers' program fees and related travel expenses are tax deductible *  ABV takes a 5% commission from each donation to pay Paypal, Bank fees and other. Have this in mind while fundraising.

Most of our volunteers successfully fundraise for their programs expenses.  Friends, family, employers, universities and matching programs of local corporations are a great resource for many of our volunteers.  Our fundraising material include a sample letter to send to prospective donors, tax receipt coupons, as well as ideas to expand your reach. We also encourage you to utilize the online ABV Fundraising account:

To create a Fundraising Page you must be a confirmed ABV volunteer (deposit paid), you need to LogIn to your ABV account and follow the “Fundraise for your Trip Banner or link”


* Our programs strictly adhere to the IRS requirement that you volunteer/work 8 hours per day, 5 days a week. For questions on tax exemptions refer to IRS publication form 526. Our charity number is 26-0594308.

How A Broader View Works

Raise funds to volunteer abroad! Developed by volunteers who wanted a better fundraising solution, ABV is committed to helping you overcome the financial obstacles to volunteering overseas.

Step 1: Create Your Profile


Tell the world where you're going and why.
It's easy and free to set-up your fundraising campaign page.

Step 2: Start Fundraising


Launch your fundraising campaign. Use email and social media to spread the word and begin collecting donations from family, friends and community members.

Step 3: Collect Funds


Receive donations securely and instantly through Paypal. All donations go directly to your personal account, minus 5% processing fees.

Step 4: Volunteer Abroad


Enjoy your time abroad!

Step 5: Share Your Experience


Write a review of the program you participated with and help other volunteers learn from your experience.


A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.


Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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