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A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Volunteering in Dar Es Salaam was an unforgettable experience for me. Planning the trip couldn’t have been easier with the immediate responses and helpful suggestions from A Broader View staff and previous volunteers. I was able to really connect with the youth and work together to do something that really impacted the local community. This trip taught me to be flexible and more open-minded and never to be shy about asking questions. The host family that I stayed with couldn’t have been more welcoming and kind – wanting to show me everything about African life! Even though the lifestyle change and culture shock is quite overwhelming at times, it is important to embrace everything and know that you are there to immerse yourself in their culture (all aspects of it, too!).

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Tanzania
Posted: Feb 16, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10

Inspire Volunteering Company

Great well organised and genuine program. I wanted the real deal and to feel connected to the project with orphans I did. Inspire staff deliver very well. Will be back soon I hope.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Kenya
Posted: Feb 16, 2009
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

Comments

Hello! I'm going with Inspire this June to kakuma camp in Kenya- would you recommend Inspire for other volunteers?

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I taught English through IVHQ in Chiang Rai, Thailand and it was one of my most memorable experiences of my life. I'll admit I had heard second hand terrible stories from people that volunteered with other companies so was a bit nervous before I went but to future volunteers - don't be. IVHQ do an outstanding job ensuring local staff are right (for the Thailand project anyway) and my project was incredible. Blanche (my program coordinator at ivhq) answered all my questions promptly before I left which was reassuring and never did I feel unsafe (which was another of my concerns before I left). I agree with the girl below who said if you could give this experience an 11 I would. If you are considering it - do it. You will not regret it.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Thailand
Posted: Feb 10, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Comments

My cousin and I are planning to go to Chiang Rai this December, so this is great to hear! We're so excited. Question: did you have power? We were wondering if there would be a way to charge our cameras :) Thanks!

Volunteering Solutions

Just came back from an amazing trip! Everything turned out great as people at volunteering solutions were great and helped at every step. A must visit if you are planning for Thailand...

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Thailand
Posted: Feb 8, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Volunteering in Kpando, Ghana was truly an amazing experience. As one of the leaders for a 12 person group it was extremely important to work with an organized and supportive program. I found the staff at A Broader View to be a major help during the planning period of my trip. All of my emails were quickly answered, Sarah was always available to answer any questions over the telephone, and all of my concerns about safety were addressed. I worked together with A Broader View in order to come up with a great itinerary to provide meaningful service in Ghana. There is such a wide range of volunteer opportunities so no matter what area you would like to focus your service on it is possible through A Broader View.
I urge everybody to go and experience the beautiful country of Ghana. The people were so warm and inviting. Everywhere we went kids came to hug us and adults took us in with open arms. There is so much that can be done in Africa and so much that you can learn from the people there. Going in with an open mind and getting first hand experience is the best way to actually do something about poverty, preventable illnesses, and HIV/Aids education.
. I experienced and learned so much more then I ever thought was possible during my time in Ghana.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Feb 8, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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