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Volunteer Name: Emma Hitchcock - Project Location: Belize

Program Dates: 19 June - 17 July , 2014  - Volunteered at: orphanage
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Feedback Volunteer Melanie Rowe in La Serena Chile Orphanage Program Jan 17th - Feb 28th 2014 - YouTube

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April Volunteer in Cusco Peru, Children's Care Program with Abroaderview.org

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The accommodation was good.  Location was convenient as it was very close to the kindergarten and the Spanish teacher's house.  The meals were healthy and gave us a good representation of Peruvian food.  Host family were very very nice.  They were very accommodating and shared everything with us without any hesitation.  Also, we appreciate their patience with us especially when we are having a hard time understanding Spanish.  We're very thankful to Maria and her family for welcoming us in their home. https://www.abroaderview.org

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Rebecca Tanner Volunteer in Ghana, Africa Orphanage Program Abroaderview.org

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What was your favorite memory of this trip?
I have so many! I met many other volunteers who were in the same area as me, and we would go out and take trips together. We went to Kokrobite Beach for a weekend, and it was so beautiful. White sand, beautiful ocean. I even got to ride horse-back on the beach! Also, of course all of the special moments I got to have with the children. Having them run to say good morning to me every morning was truly special.

What was the most difficult thing you experienced?
On one of my last days there, one of my favorite little boys got really sick. He was feverish and lethargic. He just wasn’t himself, and I could tell he felt awful. It was painful not to be able to just give him the medicine I have in my cabinet at home to make him feel better.

 

What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?
The heat! I packed lightly, with mostly longer pants and capris. I didn’t expect for it to be okay to wear modest shorts, but I think it would have been okay, and I was sweating so much the whole month!

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
Light t-shirts and tank tops, long shorts for the girls! I would bring a smaller “weekend” bag if you want to travel. Expect a lot of unpleasant tro-tro rides, but it’s the best way to get around so suffer through it! I would bring your own body wash and shampoos, it can be hard to find that kind of stuff in town! I would definitely make a trip to Kokrobite, and Cape Coast! Those were the best places that I visited.

 

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?
I appreciated the opportunity they gave me, and how easy they made it for me to make my dream a reality. I would have liked to receive more phone calls, however, especially when it came closer to my actual departure date.

How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?
They were true Ghanaians- very laid back, but extremely friendly. They didn’t “hold my hand” throughout the experience though. They set me up and helped me in the beginning, but left me to experience things on my own for the most part after that-occasionally checking in on me.

 

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
I would like to thank ABV for allowing me to get to travel to Africa in a safe and reliable way. I have an amazing experience and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
It was hard to adjust back to my “American” lifestyle because it is so much more fast-paced and I feel like I have been a little behind ever since I returned! But in a good way, because I have really stopped to appreciate all that I have. I will never forget the amazing people I met. The beautiful children, and the wonderful volunteers that I got to share my experience with will always be in my heart.

What was your favorite memory of this trip? I have so many! I met many other volunteers who were in the same area as me, and we would go out and take trips https://www.abroaderview.org

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Deisy Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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1 How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA? I would said it was easy, great communication, always answered emails
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Deisy Suarez: "Everyone want to know about my time in Africa. But no words can’t describe what l experience and felt; It was more than l dreamed of, more of an education for my mind & soul, relaxing and yet heartbreaking. It was Humble, Enlightening, Enriching and up lifting. It further my inner self, I was never so happy. I Can’t wait to be back, working with those children was a joy for me and a real privilege, Overall a blessing ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥" Tanzania, Arusha.

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Pamela Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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I loved this trip. The children were wonderful and my co worker John was excellent. I am so glad I got to do more than one thing there, I know me and I would have been so bored to stay in the orphanage for 3 weeks. I loved going into the village and making a difference. We supplied a mattress for a paraplegic man with bilateral hip wounds. We took a very sick lady to the hospital and she recovered. The community support the tanzanians give each other is heartwarming. I passed out vitamins and was a role model for the young man I was working with. he is not medically trained but by watching me and the questions I asked and my assessment of the environments, I believe he learned alot. I hope he will take his new knowledge and pass it on. That is the ultimate reward to empower people to help each other.

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Diane Volunteer Abroad in Kathmandu, Nepal | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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My Favorite Memory: Seeing beyond the visibly obvious to see the spirit, smiles, energy, beauty and love of the people. I was surprised that….
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Social Welfare in Chile | Volunteer Abroad News

Social Welfare in Chile | Volunteer Abroad News | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it

The non-profit voluntary program, A Broader View is highly recommended to join and volunteer. The organization is solely focused on charity and enables their volunteers to partake at any time of the year. Furthermore, A Broader View provides voluntary services to 19 other countries and hopes to expand their service to several more regions.

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Medical-Dental Care Volunteerism in Kenya | Volunteer Abroad News

Medical-Dental Care Volunteerism in Kenya | Volunteer Abroad News | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it

The selfless service offered by A Broader View, involves individual volunteers who help during the year to help the Kenya health system, which is very prone to diseases and poor treatment facilities. The blessings and good wishes of thousands of Kenyans lie with these altruists, who each year helps in the medical field.

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HD Feedback Sophia Collins Volunteer Abroad Honduras La Ceiba Health Care Program - YouTube

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HD Feedback Kristen Farris Volunteer Abroad Peru Cusco Orphanage Program - YouTube

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Feedback Review Deissy Volunteer in Cusco, Peru Orphanage & School Program

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This program completely changes your life. It is incredible to be surrounded by children and adolescents- essentially allowing us to help them to learn new things to help them in the future. The school helps us to see how difficult it is to be a mother or father and the obligation to give a great education to these children so that they can work towards bettering the country as a whole. Also, to spend time with the girls at the orphanage helps us to really understand what it really means to value the great moments and experiences in life. Really it can be said that love, respect and sincerity are things that every person should have and experience; the least important things, on the contrary, are the physicalities of people as well as the items that they possess. At the entrance of the orphanage, the wall reads "una persona vale más que un mundo" and through this, it doesn't matter how many hardships life presents, what truly matters is how a person continues to remain strong and happy.


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HD Video Feedback/review Volunteer Matthew Schmitt Guatemala Children Center Abroaderview.org

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Feedback Guatemala Xela Andrew Schmitt Children Center Program March 2014 What was most difficult to experience? Leaving, for sure. I was only with the daycare for two weeks, but it was still hard ...

 

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Feedback & Review Volunteer Katie Polese Nurse Program Cusco Peru Abroaderview.org

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My Favorite Memory:

It was working as a team with the other nurses from Cusco at Hospital Regional when the Emergency Department would get very busy.

 

I was Surprise:

I was surprise that even thought I was aware that the hospital here would be very different; it was still quite a shock to experience it in person.

 

The most difficult thing I experienced was…

The most difficult and frustrating thing I experienced was taking care of many critical patients without enough or the right medications, medical supplies & equipment that they really needed.

 

My best received lesson:

My best-received lesson was adapting to the different hospital setting & learning how to utilize the limited resources by training & prioritizing patient care.

 

Tip for future Volunteers:

Bring Green Scrubs! Specially seafoam/mint green colors. The nurses here only wear these colored uniforms so it will be confusing if you’re not in the right color. Also bring red & blue pens because the charting is done a certain way with these colors. At the beginning of every shift, introduce yourself to the other nurses so that they know who you are & that you are ready to help wherever they need you. Ask the charge Nurses “when” you should work, because different shifts are busier & need more help than others. For example, I started out working in the mornings, until O asked when they needed the most help & the nurses told main the evenings. Since I was working in the Emergency Department, the number of patients varied from then on, I started to come at 7pm & stayed as long as they needed me each night. There was a significant difference at the time of day & they really did need the extra help then. Some nights it would calm down by 11 or 12 so I would leave then. Other nights there would be so many critical patients & not enough nurses so I would stay & help until the next morning. My best advice is to be willing to absorb & adapt to the different hospital environment. The quicker you learn how they do things there & accept that it’s not as clean & pretty as the hospital you’re used to at home, the quicker you can really jump in there & help.

Essential supplies that you should try your hardest to bring include:

-Stethoscope

-BP Cuffs(s)-There was only 1 for the whole ED

-Pulse Oximeter – Also only one for the whole ED & several patients needed close SpO2 monitoring so try to bring a small one (US$50) that you can wear around your neck.

-Gloves – As many boxes as possible 3-4

-Hand Sanitizer – enough to last your self the entire time, keep a small one in your pocket at all times.

-Honestly any other supplies.. They need it!!!                 

 

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the US and in country?

US staff was great & organized. Very quick to respond & answer questions.

My coordinator in Cusco was wonderful. She really helped get my settle & was very friendly.

 

How would you describe your accommodation?

Host home: Wonderful. Very nice welcoming family

At the hospital it was a little disorganized, as there was no set nurse for me to report in to each shift. However, that was fine because I was very proactive &made the effort to get to know the different nurses each shift so we were able to communicate & work together better. Building good relationships with the other nurses is definitely key to adapting quicker & therefore, being able to help more.

 

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?

Absolutely!!. I would actually strongly recommend that any future Cusco nurse volunteers contact me for advice prior to their trip.

 

https://www.abroaderview.org/programs/medical-dental/peru-medical-healthcare

 

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Donate to a Non-Profit while you shop online, 2200 stores will donate a % of the sale, download this apps

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Hi Friends, A Broader View got a new apps, while you shop online in any of the 2200 stores, this shops will donate part of the sale to our non profit. You just need to download this app and thats it..so you can start donating by buying. http://abroaderview.shoppinganddonation.com/get-the-button.htm

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Hi Friends, A Broader View got a new apps, while you shop online in any of the 2200 stores, these shops will donate part of the sale to our non profit. You just need to download this app and that's it..so you can start donating by buying. Download here ->  http://abroaderview.shoppinganddonation.com/get-the-button.htm ; and share the link.

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Samantha Volunteer Abroad Philippines with Abroaderview.org

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Samantha Volunteer Philippines

Volunteer: Samantha Pietarinen
Project Location: Philippines
Program Dates: April 4 to May 5
Volunteered at: Children Center

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Samantha Volunteer Abroad Philippines

Volunteer Name: Samantha Pietarinen
Project Location: Philippines, Ormoc
Program Dates: April 4 to May 5, 2013
Volunteered at: Children Center

 

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?

I found that the stuff in the USA was very patient and understanding. I often had many questions about what to expect, what to bring, and many miscellaneous questions that sometimes were due to the lack of thoroughly reading the materials provided and the staff was always patient and prompt in answering my questions in due time.

How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?

Marlene – the ABV contact person in my region (Philippines) was so kind and helpful throughout the duration of my trip.  She was very easy to get along with and outgoing. Marlene was always available for support on a daily basis. She was kind to bring me to understand the transportation services and guide me through the city and tell me how much transportation costs were from each location.  Ate Marlene was also available and took time to have lunch with me and bring me through the city to find souvenirs to bring home to my family.

Ester – the contact person in the main office in Tacloban was helpful and friendly when I needed her, though I was not stationed in Tacloban so the majority of my contact was with the ABV contact person in Ormoc.

What was your favorite memory of this trip?

My favorite memory from this trip would be during my lunch I would go to the river across from the fishing dock and sit.  The scenery was quite beautiful, though it was the attention I got as a foreigner from the children in the area that was the fond memory. On two separate occasions I was looking for sea shells and the first time three boys walked beside me and picked up tons of sea shells and said “heposa” which means “keep”. Though often they were looking for money I would smile and offer them something to eat.  On the other occasion I was sitting by the river and about 7-10 children came up and sat beside me, I tried to explain to the oldest child in Cebuano that I found “otso seashells while I was down here, the big ones” and so he went out searching in the waters and found a big seashell for me, though he handed it to a younger child who had presented it to me to keep. It is hard to say what my favorite memory on this trip because all of it has made a major impact on my life and will stay with me forever.

What was the most difficult thing you experienced? 

The most difficult thing I experienced was seeing the poverty and how the children lived in the centre. I was introduced to the children in padlock (holding/detainment) on my first day and was taken back, I was unsure of what the Boys Holding Centre was because it seemed that it was a variety of institutions in one. My first reaction was that the children were not taken care of in this facility and needed more than what was being provided, because in a centre of 24 children (at the time) but can hold up to 30-40 of course not all of the needs of the children can be met.  As time progressed on my stay there I came to realize that in their own way and in their own culture they were provided for and had much to be thankful for in this centre.  It was a matter for me of understanding the cultural differences that make my home and their home different, yet the same in so many ways. It was however emotional in my first week of work because I have a big heart, but soon came to understand that it may be a different setup but it is the same Canada for many children as well, but still very unfortunate.

Another situation I encountered was the expectation that I would pay for outings for the children at the centre with the assumption that because I was there from a western community I had money.  I addressed this matter but was taken aback by both the assumption and expectation.

What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?

 I don’t think it matters how much you prepare for something like this.  There is always going to be a curve ball, something unexpected that will happen. I prepared for this trip as best I could with the support I had. Each volunteer is different and unique in their own way and needs to prepare for their individual selves. I do not believe there was anything more I could had done to prepare for this trip that would had made any surprise easier nor any positive reward more beneficial. I believe that in any other light I would had gone in with expectations and it is extremely important to walk into these experiences with no expectations.  Though I suppose if there was one thing I could had been better prepared for it would had been the language.  Originally I thought I was speaking Tagalog, which I was later informed no it was waray-waray.  When I reached my destination in Ormoc I was informed that the language in that region was Cebuano or Bisyan, which was not explained in any of the information provided prior to the trip. 

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)

Bug spray with 30% DEET (Repel is the brand) I have found this to be the best type of bug spray to purchase for such adventures.Umbrella not just for the rain but for the hot days of walking in the sun.A mini first aid kid, or at least some rubbing alcohol, band-aids, and polysporn.Gel aloe vera for sun burn, as you will not find this in the Philippines.

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):

I thoroughly enjoyed my involvement in ABV programs in Ormoc City, Philippines. I often heard from those who are actively involved in the management of the program in Ormoc that most volunteers change their mind about their placement at Boys Centre in Ormoc when they find that 95% of volunteers choose to volunteer in Tacloban. It did not bother me that I was the only volunteer in my region as the kids touched my heart deeply, loved deeply, laughed deeply, learned deeply and also taught me.  I found that being submersed in the culture was one of the most life changing experiences that has helped me learn so much about myself.  To me it was about the kids not about me, so it not matter where I was, as long as I was accomplishing something outside of myself. I met so many people, more so than if I was not the only volunteer in my region. At no time did I ever feel threatened or unsafe. For anyone considering Ormoc city for their placement I would say “Yes, most definitely. You will experience the culture and lifestyle full force and it is something to be enjoyed and experienced in such a safe environment”. Thank you ABV for the powerful and life changing experience!

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?

Yes I am willing to talk to potential volunteers.  

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Ernest Volunteer Abroad in Quito, Ecuador | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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My Favorite Memory: Playing games with the kids at Hogar! I was surprised that…. So before I left, I did my own research on Ecuador and pretty much
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Jeff Martin & Chelsey Martin Volunteers in La Ceiba, Honduras | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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My Favorite Memory: working with the nurses at the wound clinic. Playing with the kids during their dance time. I was surprised that….
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Youth Sports in Kenya Volunteers | Volunteer Abroad News

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Soccer is one of the most popular gaming activities in Kenya. It is a local leisure activity that can be branded the name staple game, because it is widely appreciated, and almost everyone can play it. However, the local football clubs are in dire need of volunteers to deliver them from the corrupt government officials, who run their country.

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HIV/AIDS Awareness in Honduras | Volunteer Abroad News

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Honduras in Latin America is a naturally beautiful country. Bordered on the North by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific on the south, it is home to an energetic and vibrant people who love their culture and mixed identity. This is mostly a blend of Latin America, Amerindian, black, Mestizo and Caucasian identities.

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