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Honduras

Medical Health Care Nurse EMT Dentist Honduras La Ceiba Professionals and Students

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...

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Peru

Volunteer Abroad in Peru - Orphanage, Wildlife Conservation, School, Teaching, Indigenous 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

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Chile

Volunteer Abroad Chile: La Serena Orphanage Assistance Program with A Broader View

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...

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Belize

Belize Volunteer Abroad Orphanage Assistance Program with A Broader View

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...

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Ecuador

Quito: Medical Health Care Nurse EMT Dental Volunteer Programs with A Broader View

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%...

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Tanzania

Tanzania Arusha Orphanage Assistance, Teaching, HIV

* 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...

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Chile

Teaching School English Volunteer Abroad Chile La Serena with A Broader View

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...

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Nepal

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...

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Guatemala

Guatemala Quetzaltenango PreMedical/PreNurse handsOn program

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...

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Chile

Volunteer Chile La Serena Elderly Care Center Program

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

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Tanzania

Tanzania, Moshi: Medical/Dental Programs

Volunteers with professional credentials, or those currently enrolled in medical or nursing school are welcome at a district hospital outside of Arusha. Patient count can...

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Colombia

Volunteer in Cartagena, Colombia through a Child Care Center

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...

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Nicaragua

Volunteer Abroad Nicaragua Managua Child Care Center

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...

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Ecuador

Ecuador Quito: Social / Day Care / Street Children Volunteer Programs

Almost 60% of Quito's residents are extremely poverty-stricken. These areas are usually in need of basic necessities like electricity and running water. A lot of these poor...

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A Broader View Volunteers Corp Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

From UK to Arusha, Tanzania

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.

Program: Tanzania, Moshi: Medical/Dental Programs

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

What I loved most was learning

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.

Program: Medical Health Care Nurse EMT Dentist Honduras La Ceiba Professionals and Students

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Colonial La Serena

I had a tremendously positive experience during my 6 weeks in La Serena. The school staff and students were all very welcoming and eager to have a native English speaker with them and they were all very friendly. The host accommodation far exceeded my expectations. Vilma the host mother had the perfect temperament for the job, offering a comfortable home with beautiful home cooked meals and time to talk and laugh in the evenings. The neighborhood of both the accommodation and the school were very safe and I would highly recommend this program to anyone, particularly with Vilma she is the coordinator of the program as you couldn’t ask for more hospitality or a more seamless transition into volunteering. It was my first experience volunteering and its an experience I’ll never forget.

Program: Teaching School English Volunteer Abroad Chile La Serena with A Broader View

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

First trip alone

This was my very first trip abroad without my family. I was very excited to go to Costa Rica to help out the sea turtles and see the culture. This program has definitely broadened my view of volunteering and the culture.
There is a lot to get “used to” when you arrive. There is a major shock due to lack of technology and limited electricity at the camp. You must be very social and open since you will be around other volunteers all the time. My biggest problem was adjusting to being dirty every day, we did beach patrols, making holes for turtle eggs in the safe zone, digging out the eggs from the beach, making paths, cleaning the beach and much much more :)

Program: Sea Turtle Conservation - Costa Rica Volunteer Programs with A Broader View

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Children in need Ecuador

I was part of a host-family and shared an apartment with another ABV volunteer. All this was a bonus since I had my own space to write, yet when it came to family time, we were only one floor away from the warmth of a fabulous family. My host family took pride and leaving time aside to be with everyone together. Also, the host-family was very passionate with all the food they made. If you want to learn about the culture, food and traditions, please have a host-family in mind. The best part of this trip was helping all the children. I was inspired to see all the children so eager to learn and to see how passionate they were to hear what everyone had to say. Some children have to walk far, but they were there on time and eager to learn, I already miss them.

Program: Quito: Orphanage Assistance Volunteer Programs with A Broader View

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