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Volunteer Belize Orphanage Program with Abroaderview.org

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Volunteer Honduras Painting an Orphanage with Abroaderview.org January 2011

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Volunteer Abroad in Honduras La Ceiba with Abroaderview.org

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Volunteer Honduras with abroaderview

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La Ceiba offers a lot of charm and hospitality, as it still slow on the major tourist developments. With its close proximity to Pico Bonito Natural Park, marine reserves and wildlife refuge, it has the potential to develop into a major ecotourism spot in Central America.
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Volunteer Guatemala: Volunteering Abroad Opportunities

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Volunteering in Guatemala: Our programs in Guatemala give you an extraordinary opportunity to experience the fascinating culture and history of one of the most diverse countries on the American.
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Volunteer in Belize – A Broader View Volunteers

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Belize is culturally unique among Central American nations. It is the only nation in Central America with a British colonial heritage. The country is a sovereign, democratic state, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional Head of State
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Volunteer Honduras Volunteering Abroad Opportunities Missions Overseas

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VOLUNTEER ABROAD HONDURAS Honduran Volunteering Opportunities HIV AIDS Awareness Orphanages Assistance Teaching Education Medical Nursing Dental Social Welfare Language & Cultural Immersion, La Ceiba…
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Volunteer Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Conservation Program

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Costa Rica Weather has two distinct seasons; dry season & wet season – Go Visit Costa Rica

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The weather in Costa Rica is tropical and has two distinct seasons, dry/high season and wet/ green season. Check out our popular Costa Rica Weather chart.
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Volunteer sea turtle Work Costa Rica with abroaderview.org

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Kimberly Volunteer in Costa Rica (Pacific Area) | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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My Favorite Memory: Meeting people from all over the world. we all really created a great bond.
I was surprised that…. i guess i was kinds surprised by the amount of down time we had, also there was no boat to take us across the river so we had to cross it with all of our stuff.
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Volunteer Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Conservation Program

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Jessica Volunteer Abroad in Cusco, Peru | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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My Favorite Memory: Was playing with all the children at the orphanage and getting to know them.
I was surprised that…. it didn’t take too long to connect with the people there. I felt comfortable and welcomed everyplace I went.
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Volunteer Opportunities Peru Cusco Cuzco with http://www.Abroaderview.org This is a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a foreign language and discover that one person really can make a difference. Volunteering with us and see A Broader View of the World.
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Wilson Volunteer in Quito Ecuador

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Volunteer Name: Wilson Sihlis

Project Location: Ecuador, Quito Program
Dates: Feb 21 to Apr 17, 2014
Volunteered at: Centro de Salud

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HD Video Feedback Mary Beth Holbrook Volunteer Guatemala Xela January to April 2014 – YouTube

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HD Video Feedback Mary Beth Holbrook Volunteer Guatemala Xela January to April 2014: “I have traveled many times throughout the world, but never quite in the…

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Feedback Review Costa Rica Sea Turtles Program Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Group March 2014 – YouTube

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Feedback Review Volunteer Allison Folker Cusco Peru Health Care Program – YouTube

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Feedback Review Volunteer Creighton de Young Cusco Peru Pre Med Program – YouTube

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Feedback Review Creighton Volunteer in Cusco, Peru Health care program with Abroaderview.org

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Volunteer Name: Creighton DeYoung
Project Location: Cusco, Peru
Program Dates: From 03/23/2014  to  mm/30/2014
Volunteered at:  Pre-medical project

1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
This trip was the first time I had traveled abroad by myself, and I was a little bit nervous about the logistics.  However, I was very pleased to find that the ABV Coordinator (Beatriz) was exceptionally accommodating. Despite flight complications, and several other uncontrollable mishaps, my week in Peru was worry free and successful.  A large of which can be attributed to the ABV Coordinator.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
The most surprising thing for me was the standard of the medical facility and staff.  I was expecting far worse!  It was a clean building with professional staff.  While it is nice to know the patients at my clinic are in good hands, I wish I could have played a more integral role in the medical field.

3- What was most difficult to experience?
The most difficult thing for me was working with the children in the clinic.  I was concerned by the conditions in which they lived.  The physical environment was quite nice, however, the children lacked personal social attention.  At the end of the day, it was hard for me to tear myself away from the kids.

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
Make Machu at least a two day trip.

4.1-Other things volunteers should know:
a.-Don’t carry all your money around with you, even if it is in a money belt.
b.-Buy a map of the city and keep it with you. Study it a little bit if you have time.
c.-You might be surprised by the amazing conversations you can have with completely random people, if take the time to initiate it.  
d.-Plan a group dinner with at least some of the other volunteers; it makes living in a foreign country far less lonely.

5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
Overall, I absolutely loved my experience in Cusco, Peru.  It was definitely the best way I could have spent my one week of spring break.  Although I volunteered in a medical setting, I would have liked to been included more in working with patients.  That being said, I do feel as though I made a difference in the lives of some – the children.  If asked whether or not I would sign up for this trip all over again, I would absolutely say, “Yes.”

6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)

The accommodations were excellent in my case.  I absolutely loved my host family, and it is a shame I have to leave them.  The meals were great and I always felt safe.  As I said before, my only negative remark is the lack of medical experience I actually gained compared to my expectations.  I paid to volunteer, so if I were to participate in this program again, I would do so under the assumption I would be working closely with doctors and I would be given more responsibility.

7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
In the clinic, it was definitely attending to the children.  I formed some special connections with a few patients that will leave a mark on me forever.  Outside of the clinic, Machu Picchu definitely the highlight of my trip.  All I can say is that it is one of the most awe-inspiring sights I have ever seen.

8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
It was decent.  I could have used more information from the program.  For example, instead of emails sent from a machine, I would have liked to receive personal emails from my coordinator, or at least have an email address for more personal and specific communication.  Also, I did not know until I got to the clinic what kind of work I would be doing, so more information in that regard would have been nice. ( ABV response: Program Summary was sent 30 days prior to traveling, we also have a direct line and a chat online to talk to us and in the travel guide you had the direct contact information to the coordinator, the “machine emails” are just so you can remember to send all the paper work and get already before the trip)

9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers
Since, I only had time to stay for one week, I do not think I would be able to give the most detailed advice to future volunteers.

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General
You will probably be volunteering in a third-world country This will be exciting, challenging and amazing but at times exasperating; remember that you are not in the US. Flow with it and did not expect US standards because you will be disappointed. Read carefully the detailed material from A Broader View and buy/check out tour book on the country of your choice. When volunteering, rely on the coordinator who will be of great assistance. 

Safety
As in any US city, always keep your eyes open and be alert But generally, there is no concern for safety.
You will be meet by the coordinator at the airport. Then taken to you host family. The family has been screened and the house is in a safe area. You will be taken to the work area on the first day by the coordinator. You can either walk to the work área, take a local bus or, if you choose, a taxi can be taken (the safest and worth the extra you would pay). Buses in third-world countries can be crazy but are generally safe…pick pockets may be around. Your coordinator will advice you as to unsafe/safe areas and travel. At the end of your volunteer work, your coordinator will take you to the airport. The airport pick up/drop off, host family and work will be completely safe. What you choose in your free time or at the end of your volunteer work is your choice.

Accommodations
Your host family will be middle class (for the country), may have an English speaker and be safe.
The family will be concerned about your welfare, dietary needs (local cuisine) and comfort. If requested, you will have a private room with probably a shared bath (hot wáter only for shower). In general, the accommodations will be simple but pleasant and clean.

Interacting with 20+ year olds
First, if requested, you will be the only volunteer with the host family or the other volunteer will not be a 20+. Generally, young people who volunteer, come to help and to learn about the local culture. There is a minority who come to party. It is unlikely that you you will encounter them other than maybe in your volunteer work area. If there are any situations in which the “party goers” become irritating, a talk with the coordinator will usually resolve the problem.

Conclusion
By joining a commercial tour group, one can experience much in a short period of time and see a great deal while being “herded around” in a rushed, somewhat impersonal way. But you miss the essences of the country. By volunteering, you have instant access to the “real” country and people and you become part of it. Plus you gain a feeling of having helped and being useful. From a tour, one may have great photos, etc. But they can not compare with the memories, photos, etc. of the smiling faces of orphaned girls you helped or the four year old who learned to say YELLOW or the university students who wanted to talk about the US.

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Benjamin Keepers: Honduras La Ceiba, Health Care Program March 20 | Facebook

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Benjamin Keepers: Honduras La Ceiba, Health Care Program March 2014.
Im studying Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. I choose Honduras because I visited Guatemala last year and loved it. so I decided to visit another central american country. The spanish Immersion program was fantastic, I feel much better at speaking spanish now. The host family was very nice and did more than enough to accommodate me. The local coordinator was a greta teacher. Bring sterile gloves, usual hospital supplies, everyone coordinated & worked with me in a timely & professional manner.

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Volunteer Mother/daughter Kelsey & Lori Risbrudt Colombia | Facebook

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Volunteer Mother/daughter Kelsey & Lori Risbrudt Colombia Cartagena Children Center program March 2014
I choose the Children center program because I have an intense and extreme interest in the well-being of society and believe it is our job to help others in order to benefit all branches of humanity. 
I am a very open-minded, respectful and free-spirited individual. I am passionate about learning about all cultures and am influenced and inspired by the ways all people live.

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