A Broader View Volunteers Corp

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9.7 / 10 after 168 Reviews Based on overall, support & value average ratings

We arrange short-term international mission trips and long term volunteer projects in South America, Africa and Asia. Designed with flexibility and customized attention with volunteer options in African orphanages, teaching English, medical and dental volunteering, HIV awareness projects, conservation in national parks, animal welfare, environmental and community development.

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My favorite memory of this trip was volunteering at The Farm (a rural school). It was so incredible to see how quickly the children picked up on whatever was being taught in class.
I felt safe and comfortable in my host family house. My local coordinator was extremely helpful and always willing to answer my questions.
It was so sad to see children working instead of going to school and getting an education. 

I wish I felt more prepared for my initial exit from the Nepal airport. I had no idea there would be so many people trying to convince me to go in a taxi with them.
I have a new appreciation for everything in my life, yet am inspired to help make the world a better place. I loved experiencing the welcoming and bright energy from the people of Nepal. They made me feel so welcomed and were so appreciative for my help.

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Posted: July 11, 2014
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10
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10
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By: Charli
Age:
21

On my way to Uganda I was very nervous. I didn’t have any idea what I was getting myself into, if I would have any trouble, if I would be confortable volunteering for 2 weeks. I was very pleasantly surprise however, how much of a home Uganda became to me.
The coordinator was always there right away whenever you needed him and helped us volunteers our so much.
Don’t trust your ATM card/debitcard. Look into using Western Union or exchange US money.
Bring some American food that you can let your local friends/teachers have: mac+cheese, evaporated milk, chocolate cereals. Bring some pencils, crayons, baby clothes, kids clothes as donations.
I will be back for sure.

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Posted: July 9, 2014
Overall:
10
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10
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10
Age:
20

My favorite memory of this trip was the look on the faces of the children when we gave their family a brand new stove to cook on. They were so grateful and the happiness they showed us was an experience I’ll never forget.

The most difficult thing that I experienced while on this trip was the food. Whenever I travel to a third world country it is hard to get used to the food, and Uganda was no exception. I liked the food no doubt, but it was different and new to me.

I wish I had brought more cloths, I didn’t expect to get dirty so fast. The dust in the Uganda location is overwhelming, and I was quickly out of clean cloths to wear, although I could have easily washed my clothing, I never actually did.

Working with ABV couldn’t have been easier. I had to fill out a couple volunteer forms and read a few pamphlets, and that was it. I was well prepared and knew what to expect upon arrival. ABV has a very easy interface and was pleasant to fill out.

Our local director couldn’t have been nicer. He frequently went out of his way to help my brother and me and made sure we were comfortable and safe at all times. He was very helpful and easy to be in touch with.

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Posted: July 7, 2014
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10
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10
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10
Age:
18

My ABV volunteering was an amazingly rewarding experience. I spent two weeks with colombian children learning about their lives. I also had plenty of spare time to be a tourist. My host family were just like my family and made the experience so much more authentic.
I would recommend an ABV program to anyone.
The website made it so easy to apply. It showed me ítem by ítem what I needed to do. Just follow the ABV account guidelines and steps. And check your emails daily for new updates.
Bring insect repellent, go sightseeing and visit playa blanca and rosario islands. Spanish lessons are very useful. Bring a phrase book or a dictionary if you don’t speak the language. Bring sun cream and try to wear light colors and light clothes.

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Posted: July 7, 2014
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10
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10
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By: Craig27
Age:
27

The local ABV director was great. Honestly, I cant complain at all because she was always there if we needed help, and she even joined us in some fun adventures exploring Cartagena! I believe that without our director, we wouldn’t have the same fun experience.
I would highly recommend reading ABV’s Travel guide to your destination of choice. Even though it is impossible to bring everything recommended, it is a great guideline, and with it I was very well prepared for my trip.

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Posted: June 8, 2014
Overall:
10
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10
Value:
10
Age:
20

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