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A Broader View (ABV)

I volunteered in Ecuador Quito in the Centro de Salud from February 21st to April 14th and my time there was very rewarding. I would say it was the perfect mix of work, gaining experience and free time to see the country and have fun.
The apartment was full with volunteers, but still spacious (everyone had there own room). The meals were very good, and it was a fully modern apartment.
Ecuador is 99.9% Spanish only. Bring small denominations of US$ money. Have an open mind, plans change.


Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ecuador
Posted: Apr 19, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Volunteer Network

I helped organize a trip through the GVN and my fiancé was sexually assaulted and her friend was also raped by one of the staff that they were placed with. Her trip was suppose to be 7 weeks. The last 2-3 weeks were not spent in the program, instead spending her own money for medical exams, filing police reports, and finally rescheduling her flights out of her own pocket as well. Of the $2500 paid to GVN, they kindly refunded her $395. What an absolute disgrace and a sick and terrible organization. I'm very supportive of volunteer organizations and whole heartedly believe in the good work that the local program was doing despite what happened. The disappointment lands in the handling of the matter by GVN. Beware. The larger GVN clearly does not care about their volunteers. The local programs that have little to no money did everything they could do to help with the situation. Shame on you GVN.

Program:
Location: Peru
Posted: Apr 19, 2014
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

Global Volunteer Network

I helped organize a trip through the GVN and my fiancé was sexually assaulted and her friend was also raped by one of the staff that they were placed with. Her trip was suppose to be 7 weeks. The last 2-3 weeks were not spent in the program, instead spending her own money for medical exams, filing police reports, and finally rescheduling her flights out of her own pocket as well. Of the $2500 paid to GVN, they kindly refunded her $395. What an absolute disgrace and a sick and terrible organization. I'm very supportive of volunteer organizations and whole heartedly believe in the good work that the local program was doing despite what happened. The disappointment lands in the handling of the matter by GVN. Beware. The larger GVN clearly does not care about their volunteers. The local programs that have little to no money did everything they could do to help with the situation. Shame on you GVN.

Program:
Location: Peru
Posted: Apr 19, 2014
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

Global Volunteer Projects

We have volunteer programs for those who want to work with us at our site locations, either on health, environment, economic, human rights and other related work.

Tanzania volunteerism
We are based in two cities–Mbeya city and Arusha city. Opportunities are available at these and other locations across the region.
visit our site www.mellowswanafrica.org for more information
or communicate with us through email. mfaarusha2011@gmail.com

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

An absolutely amazing experience. I honestly couldn't recommend it enough. A little pricey, but absolute nothing compared to what I've gained from the experience. Would reccomend this project 100%

Program:
Location: Madagascar
Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
8

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