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A Broader View Volunteers Corp

I had a really great experience in La Cebia Honduras. The family I was placed me with were really welcoming and made me feel very comfortable in their home. The room was very clean and the food was varied and very tasty.
It was great that ABV managed to place me with another volunteer which was really nice. It meant that I had someone to talk to and travel around the area at weekends with. There were several other volunteers in the area at the same time as me and we were all introduced and made good friends together. At the weekends there are lots of things to do around La Ceiba. You can easily visit the Bay Islands which are all very beautiful. I was also able to go white water rafting and on a zip line canopy tour. These were both really great experiences.
I didn’t take Spanish lessons whilst I was in La Ceiba. However, all the volunteers i spoke to who were taking the lessons reported very highly of their experiences and the teaching quality. If I go again I would defiantly take the opportunity of taking these classes.
I worked in a school and at an all boys orphanage during my time in La Ceiba. Both experiences were really good and very rewarding. I got to know the boys I worked with at the orphanage really well. They were so grateful for the simplest of things I really enjoyed working with them and I miss them massively now that I’m back home in the UK.
Manuel, the ABV Project Director is a lovely guy and is very helpful. I was able to contact him whenever I needed to and he was always there to help me whatever the situation. He is very well connected in La Ceiba so was able to offer loads of advice. Manuel is really laid back and you can always have a laugh and a joke with him which I found put me at ease about my whole trip. Manuel was very concerned for our safety which made me feel safe. It made me feel like I could really rely on him.
ABV in general have been very supportive and friendly. They guided me through my whole trip and I would chose ABV do my next trip with.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Honduras
Posted: Dec 27, 2008
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Thank you so much to ABV for facilitating my last four months of volunteer work. It was such an amazing experience. In the past four months, I have learned so much. This whole experience has taught me so much as an individual, as well as a person in this society today. I cannot believe how much I have seen and done and I am so grateful for being able to have done this trip at such a young age. It has changed me forever and I would never trade these experiences for anything.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Honduras
Posted: Dec 27, 2008
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Cross-Cultural Solutions

I was there for 8 weeks and had a blast. They had a great house for all the volunteers, great placements where I felt I really made a difference and I made tons of awesome friends. We had plenty of time to travel on weekends and even see Salvador in the afternoons. I loved my experience and would recommend it to anyone.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Brazil
Posted: Dec 22, 2008
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
7

Comments

how many hours would you help volunteer? I'm trying to decide if i want to go to brazil or somewhere else, is Brazil just a lot of fun or did you feel that your help was needed? not that I'm against fun, just want to make sure I'm going some where that needs me!

IIVN led to life changing events both professionally and personally for me. My internship with the Chilean Ministry of Education paved the way for subsequent international employment positions, eventually leading me back to Chile after graduate school to pursue a development consulting career. The other reason for returning to Chile was to marry my wife whom I met in Santiago while at my internship with the Ministry of Education!! I was placed into a great position with an amazing group of individuals from around the world. Making friends couldn't have been easier, and my confidence in the office led me to strike up a conversation with my current wife at a chic Santiago coffee-house, Starbucks. The rest is history and I still keep in touch with all of my past co-workers at the Ministry of Education. They have helped me with everything from employment references, to finding housing, and always being there for me in times of need in a foreign setting. I couldn't have asked for anything more out of this internship experience, and Sandra and I will always hold IIVN in a special place in our hearts.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Chile
Posted: Dec 21, 2008
Overall:
0
Support:
0
Value:
0

Comments

THIS PROGRAM IS A SCAM! THEY TELL YOU THEY WILL SET YOU UP ON THIS GREAT INTERNSHIP AND RIGHT AFTER YOU PAY THEM THEIR MONEY THEY TAKE IT AND RUN AND NEVER RESPOND TO YOU AGAIN. AND APPARENTLY THEY HAVE GOTTEN ALL THE MONEY THEY NEED BECAUSE THEY DON'T EXIST ANYMORE. DON'T TRUST THEM & WATCH YOUR BACK
This organization seems to be gone now. Perhaps it should be removed...
Thats a good point ALL IN ONE DAY? Was this a group? ;)
this is lame. these are all fake!!!
All reviews posted on one day? Suspicious.

I participated in a one-month volunteer program in Bangalore, India. My Program Coordinator was so great! He was helpful and well organized. He took us to several interesting places and made sure that we had what we needed. He helped me and the others to understand our surroundings better, from an Indian point of view.
The project was great and they did a good job getting us oriented and providing a safe, wonderful environment to carry out our service project. I had a great time working with the younger girls, mostly ages four to twelve, though I did have contact with the older ones as well. We worked to teach English, Math and Interpersonal skills, as well as to boost their confidence in their own abilities. We played all sorts of games to keep the girls engaged, and spent all of our breaks playing with them. I loved working there! The project supervisors are truly amazing men who help people in need (many who others turn their backs on) solely out of the goodness of their hearts. I would definitely suggest this project to others, especially women aiming to help girls!
My accommodations were in a home stay and the family I was with was WONDERFUL! They had two little girls who lit up the house and were all extremely kind, not to mention great cooks! A home stay is definitely the way to go. For transportation I took auto rickshaws and they were fantastic - worth the extra money. For longer travel, the train is a much better option than the bus.
Advice to future participants: Grab onto every opportunity you are given. It wont sink in when you get back that you are actually gone. And make sure to get to know the locals!! They are the best part!
What I will miss the most: The people, food and absurd craziness that I grew quite fond of

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Dec 21, 2008
Overall:
0
Support:
0
Value:
0

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17 POSITIVE REVIEWS ALL ON ONE DAY. I CALL SHENANIGANS

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