A Broader View Volunteers Corp

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9.8 / 10 after 207 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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I went to Honduras La Ceiba for 2 weeks in a premedical program with some college friends. I was surprise about how different everything at the hospital and clinic was from the US. You have an idea, but you don’t really realize how much we are blessed to how the things we have, I was surprised about how welcoming everyone was, to help and how much we got to do hands on things compared to the U.S.
Please bring Ibuprofen, gloves, alcohol pads, any other medical supplies you can think of because the clinic and the hospital are limited on supplies, paper and writing utensils will help too.

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Posted: February 9, 2015
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By: Ccharless
Age:
22

Through this program, I have been able to experience a once in a life time opportunity. Not only to help those in Nepal, which included women, children, and those in the villages and in the city of Kathmandu, but to also have a time to explore this incredible country. ABV brought me together with wonderful, open minded people that allowed us to explore ways for us to help the community in their schools, on the farm, and through the medical clinics in both villages. I found myself engrossed in the ways of the Nepali women, and enjoyed everything, from de-licing children to helping teachers improve their English so they can better teach the Nepali children. The 8 weeks I was there, I would like to think I made an improvement, no matter how small, and that I had an impact on the women there. I hope they always remain as strong as I remember them, and I hope to go back again with ABV's help to do more work in the future.

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Posted: February 3, 2015
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By: Tracey
Age:
21

It was an unbelievable experience to go to Zambia and work in an organisation that has a clear vision on how to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youths. I just hope I was able to contribute something towards them achieving change down the track. There is certainly a lot of lobbying of policy makers to be done so that is the coordinator's vision can be realised. I also really enjoyed getting to know the locals and fitting in to daily life there. It certainly was not nearly as rough as TV sometimes makes out. I will hopefully get back to visit soon.
I loved the time I went to Church and being amongst all of the gospel singing and dancing. I was the only fool wearing shorts and no doubt the only person in the room that couldn't move my hips but it was still probably the coolest moment of the trip. If Church was a little more like that at home I'm sure I'd attend more often.
It was surprising how readily available anything I needed or wanted was. I was not expecting to frequent huge supermarkets, great steakhouses or gourmet thai restaurants when travelling to Lusaka. The city is a lot more advanced than what I was expecting, but there is also a huge discrepancy in wealth distribution and the gap between rich and poor is far more prevalent than what I'd experienced before.

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Posted: February 1, 2015
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Age:
22

Being in Honduras for 2 weeks in the Premedical program seemed like a very short amount of time for me. I felt that I had a purpose here and was doing something useful. Also meeting and making friends with the nurse and doctors and helping them out was a rewarding experience for me.
The accommodations are really nice; no AC, cold showers which are really not a problem, the meals are good and although different, usually the hosts make sure you are well fed. As for security as long as you are aware of your surrounding and know when and where not to be, I felt safe.

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Posted: January 29, 2015
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By: Mark96
Age:
21

The most difficult thing I experienced in Peru Cusco was visiting an orphanage for children with special needs. All of them had been abandoned by their parents. The staff was working day and night to make their lives the best possible, but they desperately needed more help. The orphanage was severely understaffed, and they were dependent on volunteers' help. I urge all of you to come here and help these children, they need so much help and love. My local coordinator (Beatriz) in-country support was wonderful!. My coordinator took me on a tour of the city my first day, gave me a telephone, and was available every step of the way after that. Really really excellent! Make SURE you make time to visit Machu Picchu. It was absolutely spectacular and a must see when in Cusco. They won't exchange one dollar US bills, so make sure you have larger bills.

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Posted: December 22, 2014
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By: Gertrude
Age:
23

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