A Broader View Volunteers does not only help student volunteers decide if the health care, teaching, child care, veterinary and many other careers path is right for them, it also opens their eyes to the culture, the needs of those who live in communities with limited resources, and the life-long friendships they will make. For more information about how A Broader View has changed the lives of past volunteers, visit our Testimonials page.

Sponsor a Volunteer Abroad

We would like to thank you in advance for the sponsorship that you are making to the volunteers who make us great!

If you are sponsoring a volunteer by check, please follow these instructions:

All checks should be written out to “A Broader View Volunteers Corp”:

A Broader View Volunteers Corp
236 Glen Place
Elkins Park, PA 19027

  1. All checks must be mailed at least 70 days before the trip begins.
  2. All checks must be drawn from a US bank account.
  3. For people from other countries, you can go to the bank and ask for a US check to mail to us.
  4. You will be notified once the check has arrived.

If you have any questions about paying by check or any payment questions in general, call us at 1-866-423-3258 or write to info(at)abroaderview.org

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Since A Broader View Volunteers is a 501c(3) charitable organization, US tax payers' program fees and related travel expenses are tax deductible. 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. We accept volunteers from all countries, submit a reservation form only if you are ready to follow the 5 step registration in the time line (7 days). Prices are per person and in US dollars.

South America / US$
Country 1 Wk 2 Wks 3 Wks 4 Wks 5 Wks 6 Wks 7 Wks 8 Wks 9 Wks 10 Wks 11 Wks 12 Wks
Argentina 895 1050 1295 1295 1395 1395 1730 1730 - - - -
Chile 895 1050 1295 1295 1495 1495 1730 1730 - - - -
Colombia 895 995 1195 1195 1395 1395 1640 1640 - - - -
Ecuador 895 1050 1340 1340 1570 1570 1860 1860 1920 2030 2180 2330
Peru 910 1025 1255 1255 1485 1485 1760 1760 1925 2090 2255 2420

Not included: Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Central America / US$
Country 1 Wk 2 Wks 3 Wks 4 Wks 5 Wks 6 Wks 7 Wks 8 Wks 9 Wks 10 Wks 11 Wks 12 Wks
Belize 895 995 1195 1195 1395 1395 1640 1640 - - - -
Costa Rica 910 1025 1240 1355 1470 1580 - - - - - -
Guatemala 895 995 1195 1195 1395 1395 1640 1640 1790 1940 2090 2240
Honduras 895 995 1195 1195 1395 1395 1640 1640 1790 1940 2090 2240
Nicaragua 895 995 1195 1195 1395 1395 1640 1640 1790 1940 2090 2240

Not included: Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Special Programs / US$
Weeks 2 3 4 5 6
Costa Rica (Sea Turtles) 1300 1490 1720 1950 2170
Galapagos Islands 2135 2375 2585 - -

Language Immersion / US$
Country 1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks
Honduras 995 1290 1530 1790
Nicaragua 995 1290 1530 1790
Costa Rica 1070 1375 1685 1995
Guatemala 995 1290 1530 1790
Chile 1140 1480 1820 2160
Colombia 995 1290 1530 1790
Ecuador 1065 1340 1615 1990
Peru 1070 1375 1735 1895
Argentina 1070 1375 1685 1995
Nepal 1050 1310 1650 1950

Not included: Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Africa / US$
Country 1 Wk 2 Wks 3 Wks 4 Wks 5 Wks 6 Wks 7 Wks 8 Wks 9 Wks 10 Wks 11 Wks 12 Wks
Cameroon 820 995 1290 1290 1490 1490 1690 1690 - - - -
Ghana 820 995 1290 1290 1490 1490 1690 1690 1840 1990 2140 2290
Kenya 820 995 1290 1290 1490 1490 1690 1690 - - - -
Rwanda 820 995 1290 1290 1490 1490 1690 1690 - - - -
Tanzania 850 1000 1150 1300 1450 1600 1750 1900 - - - -
Uganda 820 995 1290 1290 1490 1490 1690 1690 1840 1990 2140 2290
Zambia 820 995 1290 1290 1490 1490 1690 1690 - - - -

Not included: Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Africa / US$
Country 1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks
South Africa 890 1190 1490 1750

Not included: Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Asia / US$
Country 1 Wk 2 Wks 3 Wks 4 Wks 5 Wks 6 Wks 7 Wks 8 Wks 9 Wks 10 Wks 11 Wks 12 Wks
Cambodia - - 1250 1250 1490 1490 1780 1780 - - - -
China - 900 1050 1050 1200 1200 1350 1350 - - - -
India - 860 990 1120 1250 1380 1510 1640 - - - -
Nepal * 890 1030 1170 1310 1450 1590 1730 1870 2010 2150 2290 2430
Vietnam - 1180 1380 1380 1580 1580 1780 1780 - - - -

Not included: Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Asia / US$
Weeks 2 3 4
India (Construction) 1020 1230 1440

Asia / US$
Weeks 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
India Jaipur (Elephant) 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1510 1640

Asia / US$
Weeks 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
China - Mandarin Immersion 1390 1890 2290 2790 3290 3790 4290

*Nepal: Pre-medical and Medical Volunteers required to pay $100/per month administrative fee which will be added to your invoice.  This fee is collected by ABV and required by all health related placements.
** Nepal Immersion: Any extra week of “accommodation and meals” will be US$210/week, Extra Nepali lessons can be paid locally to the coordinator.

Not included: Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

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Accommodation & Food

Local host families/guesthouses have been handpicked by ABV local staff. Depending on the program 2, or 3 meals a day are provided. Housing for couples, and small groups can be arranged together.

Airport pick up & drop off

Our staff will be waiting in the arrivals area when you land in-country. At the end of the program you will be provided transportation back to the airport (or ferry/bus station)

In-country orientation with staff on arrival

Our staff will help you get acclimated when you arrive. They will escort you to your host family, help you exchange money, buy or rent a cell phone, get you acclimated to using local buses and taxi. Staff will go with you to your placement, and offer support and supervision during your ABV program.

24/7 support from our local staff and US staff

Staff are available 24/7. Emergency contact information is provided to each volunteer. Staff are responsible for your wellbeing, and work as a liaison with the local project, local housing, and also in daily contact with the USA staff.

Customized profile page MYABVProject

Volunteers get access to their own custom profile page which offers a plethora of pre-trip information. Volunteers can keep track of their payment and fundraising efforts and update their profiles with flight details, passport information and travel insurance.

Pre-departure support by phone, email and written orientation guides

To ensure volunteers are ready for their undertaking we provide packing lists, advice about visa and vaccination information, details about accommodations and program specifics. Staff offers flight advice and suggestions, as well as fundraising letters and information to pay for their trip.

What's not Included

  • Flights
  • Visa expenses (if it’s required)
  • Internet and Laundry (paid in advance to the host family)
  • Special meals (Gluten free, extra portions, sodas, snacks)
  • Daily transport to/from the project
  • Travel/Medical insurance - ABV partners with an internationally recognized travel protection & discount card available exclusively for non profit organizations.
  • Coverage costs approximately US$56 Information is provide in your ABV profile and orientation materials.

Office hours at A Broader View Volunteers are 11:00am to 4:00pm US ET time Monday to Friday. Feel free to contact us anytime 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you ring outside of our office hours, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please email your inquiries to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the form below

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Postal address:

  • A Broader View Volunteers
    236 Glen Place
    Elkins Park, PA 19027

Contact Phones:


STEP 1 Research

Explore our Programs and Locations   Browse our inclusions & the project fees   Contact us with your questions By chat, email or call us

STEP 2 Application

Choose your program, country and dates   Complete the Application Online Form   Check your email
24-48 hours after applying

STEP 2.5 Fundraising (Optional)

Log in to ABV account   Create Fundraising Campaign   Wait 24-48 hours to be approved

STEP 3 Pre-Departure

Log in to
your ABV profile
  Upload all your paper work in your ABV account   Final payment & paper
work due 45 days before start

STEP 4 Abroad & Back

Meet your ABV Coordinator on arrival   Volunteer and enjoy your stay abroad   Once home complete
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Trawick International

Travel Insurance - Trawick InternationalTrawick International is a full service insurance provider, with the primary focus of providing students, organizations, scholars, teachers, virtually any travelers with the medical coverage they need when traveling. We dedicate all of our resources to expanding and refining our role as a leader in providing high-quality, affordable study abroad health insurance plans. Our pledge is to deliver a superior insurance product, which offers real economic protection through the broadest network of providers at competitive and stable price. This pledge defines who we are and how we expect to be measured today and in the future. All of our plans either meet or exceed current visa requirements and provide affordable comprehensive coverage for students, scholars, professors and their families or any other travelers worldwide.

ISICare - It's Not Just Insurance

Travel Insurance - ISIC International StudentISICare - It's Not Just Insurance ISICare is ISIC's Study Abroad and International Student Health Plan. ISICare offers all the benefits of the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) with a comprehensive travel medical policy, including but not limited to: Medical Maximums ($500,000), $0 deductible, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Emergency Reunion, Mental Illness Overage, Interscholastic Sports Coverage, Dental Coverage, 24/7/365 worldwide assistance, Plans Priced Per Month Up to 1 Year. All ISICare plans include the benefits of ISIC, the only UNESCO endorsed, globally recognized proof of student status, for 1 full year. Take advantage of ISIC\'s 40,000 discounts, special travel offers from STA Travel, ISIC Prepaid MasterCard, and more.

iNext Travel Card: The Comprehensive Travel Insurance Coverage

iNext Travel Card The Comprehensive Travel Insurance Coverage offers a complete network of both supplemental and comprehensive travel insurance options and emergency assistance services. Benefits are available to anyone 13 years of age and older and are valid for 365 days anywhere you travel outside of the United States. Select from seven levels of coverage all of which are available for an affordable one-time fee. In addition to the excellent insurance and assistance services benefits you will receive, your iNext card also functions as an International ID card and provides additional benefits such as a free international mobile phone and access to various travel discounts.

Travel Insurance Services

Travel Insurance ServiceTravel Insurance Services Medical insurance for students studying outside their home country is available for as little as $38 per month. Coverage is available to international students registered in U.S. schools and U.S. registered students studying outside the U.S. Meets or exceeds the requirements set by The Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, NAFSA, University International Student Departments, and University Study Abroad programs. Get your student insurance waiver form today.

Volunteer Card

IVC Volunteer CardAny individual taking a trip for the purpose of volunteer organization projects or non-profit organization projects.  *Special note: When filing a claim, you must provide documentation of a round-trip ticket in order for the entire duration of the trip to be covered. If your trip does not have a scheduled return date (i.e. if you have purchased a one-way ticket), IVC insurance covers travel en route to the destination ONLY and does NOT cover the duration of the trip itself or the return trip.

Money Super Market

Money Super MarketIf you are thinking of taking some time out to volunteer abroad, while it's great you will be helping others, you will need to look after yourself first with the right kind of travel insurance.
However, an online search for 'volunteer travel insurance' will not help. This is because theoretically, there is no such thing as volunteers travel insurance - you will need to look for gap insurance instead.

Insure & Away

Insure & AwayInsure & Away can offer a reliable safety net to protect against a whole host of unforeseen circumstances. Our travel policies are designed to ensure both your finances and physical well-being are well-looked after


BANNERTraditional Travel and Emergency Medical Insurance is unlikely to meet your international needs and we recommend that you buy appropriate cover. All of our policies can provide the necessary medical benefits, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation coverage and 24-hour worldwide assistance.

World Nomads

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World Nomads partners with some of the best insurers in the world to provide unique but financially secure travel insurance to our customers. These include: certain underwriters at Lloyd's, ihi Bupa International, Millstream Underwriting, AIG Insurance Company of Canada and National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Volunteering abroad is a big commitment. Before applying please call or email us with any questions you have. Calculate the cost of your program in the Cost Calculator.

  1. Determine which program you want to apply for and your approximate travel dates
  2. Update your resume or CV. You will be asked to upload this information in your application. 
  3. Plan to travel with another person? On the application form tell us your travel partners name.
  4. What Now? Applications are reviewed and responded to within three (3) days.  If you are unsure your application was submitted correctly, you can reach us at 1-866-423-3258

Not Ready to Apply?

  • Call our toll free number 866-423-3258
  • Chat with an ABV Coordinator
  • Email our office:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Thinking of volunteering abroad? Going abroad can be very expensive. Program fees, international flights, visa and vaccinations start to add up quickly. The sooner you start planning the more effective your efforts will be not only for fundraising and crowdfunding, but also for coordinating grants and scholarships.

Tips for Finding Financial Aid

  • Ask your parents if they have an employer donation match program
  • Check local organizations like Kiwanis Club or Rotary Club
  • Contact your advisor and ask about scholarships specific to your college major
  • Visit your study abroad office or language department to ask about grants/aid for traveling
  • Look into federal aid options: Federal Student Aid

Scholarship and Grant Resources

University Funds or Scholarships

Your university or college may be the best place to start looking for scholarships to help you realize your dream of volunteering abroad. Get in touch with the International Office on your campus and tell them your plans – they may offer stipends, grants, or scholarships to help you raise your volunteer fee.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Employers often offer a matching program which can be a great resource for employees wishing to dedicate their vacation to volunteer work. Inquire at work to see if your company provides this service.

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A Broader View Volunteers is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity located in the USA. Our organization was founded in 2007 and is based in Pennsylvania. Our charity # is 26-0594308

With a love for humankind, and a motivated spirit to help others, A Broader View was created on the belief that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. Our US office is operated by an enthusiastic staff with almost 20 years combined travel and hospitality experience.

Our projects are arranged for volunteers to live with, and work side by side local people in a range of fields such as orphanage work, day care, community development, teaching and much more. We offer travelers the opportunity to explore a new country while taking part in meaningful, rewarding service work.

A Broader View is recognized and affiliated with the following organizations.

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