A Broader View offers social welfare program which strive to promote the basic well being of all individuals. These projects offer organized provision of educational, cultural, medical, and financial assistance to the most needy and vulnerable in society: people with special needs, the elderly and abused or neglected woman and children. Choose from working with abused single mothers, in community food kitchens, at an old age home, in a center for people afflicted with Downs Syndrome, or at day care centers designed to aid some of the poorest families in the region.

Are you interested in volunteering your time to help families put food on the table? Volunteers will gain knowledge and develop a range of skills in connecting families, seniors and other low-income individuals with the food assistance they need.  Homeless people and struggling families can find shelter, a warm meal and friendly faces in soup kitchens

This Center was created in 2000 by a local woman wanting to offer support to the people of Heredia and the surrounding communities.    It is a food bank in the city and provides daily meals to over 100 people daily.   All volunteer help is welcome and appreciated.
General Tasks & Main Responsibilities: The most important requirements for this volunteer program are:  Hard working skills, compassion and enthusiasm.

Volunteers will assist cooking meals, serving food, greeting guests, cleaning tables, washing dishes and table set up.    This is a great program to meet people from all ages and backgrounds, and focused on all female staff!

A soup kitchen is an establishment which offers free meals to the needy.  In Ayacuho alone there are 10 such establishments. 

Most of the daily visitors are elderly, homeless and small school children.   Volunteer will help prepare, and cook meals.  Volunteers will help to set up tables, serving meals, cleaning off the tables, dish washing, cleaning floors and taking care of the garbage.

Volunteers also help the school kids with their homework, as well as teach informal English lessons to the staff and visitors.    Spanish speakers are preferred.  Language Immersion lessons can be taken in the afternoon.

In Colombia it is normal for families to look after their disable children in their own homes, they never have the opportunity to go to school or have employment and their families struggle a lot to find funds to pay for them to have their special needs and education met.

This program is located in the beach community of La Boquilla, located about 25-30 minutes from downtown Cartagena. Most of the people in this area are fisherman and neighborhood homes are quite primitive. This multi-functioning center supports over 300 children/youth on a daily basis where they come to study, play and eat. There are free lunches, kindergarten, primary school lessons, monthly health checks and a safe refuge for poor kids in the community.  At this project the staff look to improve the lives of the children and work on the prevention of child trafficking into the sex trade.

This institution of social help located in Quito’s old town and working in benefit of the poorest persons of the city of Quito, this institution offers a service of immediate assistance according to the basic needs of the beggars of the city (feeding, clothes and bath), most of the persons who are in this institution have been abandoned by their family and they are persons who have suffered of problems of alcoholism or drug addiction. The schedule is from Monday to Friday since 08:00am to 13:30pm.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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