A Broader View Volunteers Corp
A Broader View Volunteers Corp Programs
The third largest country in South America, it shares borders with Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia and also Chile. A large mountainous country on the Pacific coast of
Nowadays the Kindergarten and nursery receives 138 underaged children, 42 toddlers and 96 children between 2 years and 3 years 11 months who live in the community of La Serena...
The orphanage is home to 45 children, predominantly between 0-7 years of age. However, older children with siblings living at the orphanage are provided care also. All of...
We are inviting seasoned professionals and medical students to volunteer in one of the big hospitals in Quito. The hospital is capable of admitting 300 patients and has 70%...
A recently stated goal of the Chilean Ministry of Education is that Chile must become a fully bilingual country. English is taught in all schools from the first to the...
A Broader View Pre-Medical and Pre-Nurse Hands-On Program in Quetzaltenago, Guatemala, is an excellent opportunity for pre-medical or pre-nursing undergraduate students to...
Spend time with Elderly Care Center residents! Take the opportunity to help with recreational and cultural activities, prepare food and feed some of the residents, spend
Child Care Center This is a public facility that provides daily child care services, pre-school and kindergarten classes to small babies and children in this Torices neighborhood...
Child Care Center Hours: Monday to Friday. 6:30am - 5:30pm. We work with a daycare center and preschool which provide free child care, education and food to approximately...
Volunteer Abroad in Nepal Patan, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur Orphanages, Teaching, Day Care, Healthcare Programs
We offer volunteers placements in a local children's home in Patan (Lalitpur), Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. The orphanages are supporting over 300 children, ranging in age from...
Unfortunately, the public health care system in Honduras is one of the worst in Latin America. In La Ceiba and the surrounding towns there are very few good hospitals and...
* Orphanage Assistance Volunteer at a local orphanage on the outskirts of Arusha. We work with two orphanages, each having 15 - 25 children, mainly 4yr - 15yrs old. The...
A Broader View Volunteers Corp Reviews
Dogs are my passion
Submitted by sumer - Louisiana State University | September 18, 2017
I’ve always been intrigued by Asian countries more so, Nepal was the only place that had a program specifically for dogs. Dogs are my passion. Im happy I did this program! I know this was an opportunity that I won’t get again in my life. It was a humbling and rewarding experience. Doing it through A Broader view made planning very easy.
You can do so much
Submitted by Victoria - Arkansas United States | September 11, 2017
I loved my experience in India Jaipur. Some little culture things were frustrating and some other things were extraordinary. There is a mentality of “that’s just India”, but thing can change for the better if the adults could open their minds to the possibilities. Although there are not many resources, volunteers can do and bring so much. Every person has a talent that they can bring to the table, but that can only happen if there is organization and adults who desire to better the project one volunteer at a time with a broader view I did find this balance. The children at the program are beautiful and I wish I could give them the world, but they taught me that unconditional love is the best thing a person could ever give them.
Some tips I can give for other volunteers: Don’t have expectations. 10 minutes really means 45. Having an Indian sim card is great if you don’t have an international plan. Be patient with everyone and yourself.
Program: India Udaipur: Orphanage Program
Submitted by Monic - washington state United States | September 02, 2017
From the time when I started thinking about volunteering abroad, over a year ago, and speaking to so many people who have done this type of work, I can now say what many of them said to me – that I received so much from this experience and am so happy that I did this, especially in Ghana. I was very thankful that I had a friend to join me, a very special experience we shared together. This experience, with the orphanage/refugee camp and with the host local family, made this time one that I hope many other people try. It will be with me for life.
I taught the kids stand-up yoga for their first time. They loved it and asked to do it just about every day. This was so special that I could introduce something new that they liked. Doing yoga with all of them, outside the school, and with the smaller group on the beach, was a memory I’ll always cherish.
It was wonderful to take two trips to visit five different different places in the Eastern Region and Cape Coast region. We also took a wonderful trip to Accra Arts & Crafts center. Such a diverse and amazing country. The driving and road conditions are like the best roller coaster ride you’ll ever have! I love that there was music everywhere you went, from morning until night!
The US staff were very helpful with all of my questions and needs preparing for this journey. I appreciated their timeliness in responding electronically. I felt very positive and prepared for this trip due to ABV’s support. I did a great deal of research with many similar organizations like them and I felt that I made the best decision. Thank you! After being in Ghana, I highly recommend that ABV advertise that more volunteers are very much needed in this country. They need much more help.
From UK to Arusha, Tanzania
Submitted by RachelUK - levvitown United States | February 07, 2017
In the month that I was there I first spent time at a hospital, where I was able to move around to some of the different departments. Here I was able to see health conditions and procedures that I hadn't seen before. I enjoyed learning from the Doctors, Nurses and other volunteers at the hospital. I then spent time on a HIV and care programme, where I would assist staff with daily tasks at an orphanage for children with HIV. On this programme I also went into communities where I enjoyed seeing people receive support and donations.
I was fortunate to visit a school where the pupils were educated on health matters such as HIV, the class was translated to me and I was shown around the school. We also went to people's homes where it was sad to see people live in poor conditions but it was nice to whiteness how donations were helping families. On these visits I was told that I may have been the first white person that some of the children may have seen. The time I spent with children had been some of the most fulfilling and enjoyable experiences of the trip.
It was interesting to discover the culture and traditions. I also enjoyed seeing wild animals on safari and meeting other volunteers and tourists. Overall the experience was amazing and made me more of an independent person. The only issue was with the dala-dalas (local taxis) ask the price for the ride before getting on.
What I loved most was learning
Submitted by Linh Tran - Saint Paul | January 23, 2017
I've done a similar trip in Guatemala with another program but it cannot compare to going through ABV. The coordinator in Honduras was with me every step of the way and cares that you are getting the most out of the program. As a result, I learned and saw so much that I wouldn't have been able to see as a volunteer in the U.S. I got to take vital signs, help out in wound care, and I learned to start IV leads and administer medications and vaccines. I got to witness live births and hear about the surgeries that other ABV volunteers witnessed. It was also cool to meet other volunteers also from ABV and hear about their experiences. What I loved most was learning from the doctors and nurses who enjoyed teaching us despite how busy they were and who had the patience to explain to us the whys and the hows. In the U.S., it's harder to find doctors who are willing to take that time of their days. Overall, it was an amazing 2 weeks and I was excited to share it with my family and friends.