A Broader View Volunteers Corp

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9.8 / 10 after 266 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 spent the last 4 weeks in Cusco with A Broader View Volunteers. They offer an excellent program with language class. I spent my mornings taking lessons and in the afternoons worked with Street Kids. Karem was an excellent coordinator who made me feel comfortable and well looked after. ABV was extremely affordable and really cares about their programs and volunteers. While I was in Cusco, the owners of ABV were in Peru doing site inspections so I was able to meet the faces behind the names. I would definitely volunteer with ABV again.

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Posted: August 2, 2009
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ABV is a great program for people who would like to travel and volunteer their time to help other those that are less fortunate. I went by myself and came back a changed person. The land, people, and culture of Ghana was amazing and the children and the people will always be in my heart. ABV was very helpful and helped my experience be as smooth as possible. If I ever had any questions they were very prompt responding. I plan on traveling again through ABV!

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Posted: July 9, 2009
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I volunteered at an orphanage in La Ceiba. I taught English to 5 and 6 year olds. I loved every minute of it. There were people waiting for me at the airport so I didn't have to sit by myself at all. Also, my bags were lost and every day the project director went back to the airport to see if they had arrived yet. I was nervous about staying with a host family but they were perfect. They were the nicest people and I had a great room and bathroom. Also, 3 big meals a day. It was a great way to really feel the culture by living with the family. There were about 12 other volunteers and 8 other students over the course of the time and everyone was unbelievably nice. I made great friends with people of many nationalities. We volunteered monday threw friday and had the weekends to take trips, such as visiting the Mayan Ruins in Copan and going to the most beautiful beach of Central America in Roatan. Overall I would absolutely recommend this to anyone interested in volunteering abroad.

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Posted: May 5, 2009
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My college age daughter wanted to volunteer in an orphanage for spring break. I am privileged that she invited me to go with her. We have done many similar events, but this was by far the best because A Broader View worked hard both before we left and while we were there to make it a win-win experience. If you have ever considered volunteering in community service, and want to truly experience a culture firsthand, this is an organization that can make it happen.
We were well taken care of by our host family and by Manuel, our contact person. We were well-received at the preschool where we eventually spent most of our volunteer time. The opportunities to enjoy the culture were too numerous to name, since we were befriended by many Hondurans who wanted to share their homes and friendship with us. I plan to recommend A Broader View to many others who have expressed interest in global volunteerism, but did not have a specific idea about how to pursue it.

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Posted: March 20, 2009
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Yes its a smart decision, I went to 3 countries in Africa with ABV and never had any issue, check the feedback they have at ABV website
Im a 20 year oldgoing by myself to Uganda for a month..im going thru ABV and wanted to see if you think it was a smart thing to travel by myself to get there. Was there anyone who traveled by themselves to uganda to meet up with the ABV crew? thanks

We were treated extremely well by ABV. The entire staff and coordinators showed such kind hospitality toward us, they even took us out for dinner when we had finished the program which was lovely. The ABV staff in Arusha was available if we ever needed anything (which we never did, but it was great to know there was a support network when we were in such a foreign situation!). Volunteering in Tanzania in this project was genuinely rewarding experience that I will remember for a lifetime. I hope other people will travel and allow much more support to be sent to the project.

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Posted: March 9, 2009
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