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Review Dania & Sophia Green Volunteer in Belize Orphanage Program with Abroaderview.org

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Review Volunteer Dania & Sophia Green Belize Orphanage Program

 
1.-How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
There was no problem or issue upon arrival. Felt very welcomed. The coordinator gave a sufficient introduction to the home and the children that live here. Mr. Wafi, was excellent in showing us around and making us feel safe.
2- What was the most positive surprise you experienced?
At the program: Spending quality time with the children playing, teaching them and learning about them.
At the accommodation: Own bathroom felt safe.
About the country: All of the people are very friendly.
 
3- What was most difficult/culturalshock to experience?
At the program: Food- used to eating fresh fruits and vegetables on daily basis, you can buy at the local store if needed.
At the accommodation: No A/C hot at night difficult to fall asleep.
The country: Bugs
4- Any tips for future volunteers, give as many details as possible…
Clothing: Long sleeves and long pants that are cool preferably bug proof
Donations: Cash will be better so you can do something for the kids if you want (bday, ice cream out-walk, take the children to a water park).
Weather: Hot and humid, bring cooling towel and cooling cap.
4.1-Other things volunteers should know, about what to bring, what to do in country, what to eat, transportation, other:
a.- Take day trip on taxi to Caye Caulker.
b.- Bring own snacks
c.- Local little shops that sell water, snacks and in walking distance and sell frozen drinks.
d.- Offer to sponsor a trip to pool or Old Belize.
 
5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
We were pleasantly surprise about the kind children and the home. It was nice that we got to choose what we wanted to help with. We liked to paint, learn the ABC’s, play basketball and make bracelets with them all the younger kids were so loving and caring.
6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals and security in detail:
Accommodation what I expected dorm style but had own bathroom clean, hot in room at night, bring a fan.
7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Program: Spending time with the children, helping them to improve their group home grounds (painting Rocks).
Country: Friendliness of people.
Tours: Day trip to Caye Caulker Snorkeling trip
8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Communication (Phone/emails/Online chat):
Excellent
Website Information:
Excellent
9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
YES!
10 – Can you be specific how did you find or know about A Broader View?
I used Yelp and was encouraged by the fact that the organization was local to me (US and PA)
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Review Julia Casagrande Volunteer in BELIZE at the Orphanage program with Abroaderview.org

Review Volunteer Julia Casagrande in BELIZE at the Orphanage program

1.-How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country, give details?I taught everyone was really helpful and informative when I first arrived. The ABV pamphlets were very helpful and the staff on-site were great.


2- What was the most positive surprise you experienced?At the program: How accepting and loving the kids were. The first day at least a dozen kids just came up and hugged me and it really made me feel at home and a part of the family.At the accommodation: The accommodation was at the program, and I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy that. it was really nice because I could focus on the kids and working when I needed to and then go up and take a break when I needed to.About the country: I love all the colors. The houses, animals and buildings were all colorful and I loved how bright everything was.


3- What was most difficult/cultural shock to experience?At the program: I am close in age to a lot of these kids, and the difference in curriculum shocked me because it was so different than what we learn.At the accommodation: The humidity was hard to handle because it was so intense. I was prepared for it but it was still everywhere, all the time.The country: I walk through some residential areas to get to the post office one day and the poverty I saw was really shocking it’s one thing to know it’s there, but it’s another thing to see it.

4- Any tips for future volunteers, give as many details as possible…Clothing: Light clothing, it doesn’t necessarily have to be sporty, but bring light clothing.Donations: Ask when you get to the orphanage, because with kids you never know what they might need.Weather: Drink lots of water to help with the humidity.


4.1-Other things volunteers should know, about what to bring, what to do in country, what to eat, transportation, other:

a.- There is a lot to do in Belize, so make sure you go out and experience it. I went to an Island and Mayan Ruin and they are both amazing. 

b.- There is some mango trees at the orphanage, make sure you try some of them and some fruits because it is nothing like back home.

c.- Bring a lot of bug spray and make sure it is strong! 

d.- Everything you might need is in a walking distance, so take a walk.


5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):My time in Belize is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. It taught me independence, compassion and patience. I’m so thankful I got to spend time with these kids and these people. I learned so much and truly feel so fortunate to have been able to be here. It really made me want to travel more and volunteer more, so I am so glad I went at such a young age. I would instantly recommend this program to anyone.


6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals and security in detail:Everything was just fine. I am a vegetarian, they really accommodate meals very well. Even when I was the only volunteer here I never felt scared because the orphanage is very safe.


7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?

Program: Playing with the kids and seeing them laugh and smile.             

Country: All the friendly people and how everyone here is so welcoming. 

Tours: Snorkeling in Caye Caulker was Amazing! I’ve never seen anything so beautiful.


8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling? Communication (Phone/emails/Online chat): We were able to connect to ABV whenever and it was convenient and informative. Website Information: The website info was great and really told you all you needed to know.


9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers? YES! 


10 – Can you be specific how did you find or know about A Broader View?  What keywords did you use, what did you search for. I search “Volunteer Abroad” and just kept clicking links, eventually I came across ABV.

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Review Phoebe Setterwhite Volunteer in Belize orphanage Program

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Review Volunteer Phoebe Setterwhite Belize orphanage Program


My Favorite Memory:
Eating so many fry-jacks at breakfast..

I was surprised that….
That the food was that good.

The most difficult thing I experienced was…..
Knowing I’d be leaving.

My best received lesson…..
Be grateful.

Tip for future volunteers…..
Bring flea stuff for the dogs.

Personal paragraph (Testimonial):
The orphanage opened my eyes to a world free of material advantages yet had extreme happiness despite that.

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the USA and in country?
4.5/5

How would you describe your accommodation
4.5/5
Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes.
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Review Britney Cooper Volunteer in Belize Orphanage program

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Volunteer Name: Britney Cooper
Project Location: Belize City, Belize
Program Dates:  From Dec 27 2014 to Jan 03 2015
Volunteered at:  Orphanage / Child Care
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Feedback Emma Hitchcock Volunteer in Belize Orphanage Program Abroaderview

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Volunteer Name: Emma Hitchcock
Project Location: Belize
Program Dates: 19 June - 17 July , 2014       
Volunteered At: Children's Home
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Feedback Review Don & Samantha Volunteer in Belize Orphanage with Abroaderview.org

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The ABV staff is easily one of the best groups I have associated with over the years. Very professional: Responsive, timely and continuous with relevant information.

Agatha is a gem! Wufie is great…a true asset to the organization. Numerous others. Here is an example: The main cook, Ms. V, heard that our team was comprised of medical professionals/students. She came and talked with us regarding her concern about a newly arrived child with epilepsy. As a result of our discussion, Agatha asked if we would develop a presentation for the staff. Ultimately, we provided a 3-hour training session in Pediatric First Aid, CPR & Epilepsy. The staff was highly engaged during all facets of training and we were constantly answering questions throughout. Very dynamic, lots of laughter. Great experience for both teachers and students. One lady brought us homemade tamales later in the day as her way of saying thank you. We were very touched and accepted them most humbly.


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Video Review Brooke Freeman Belize Orphanage Program Abroaderview.org

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Review Lisa Wagner Volunteer in Belize Orphanage with Abroaderview.org

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Review Volunteer Lisa Wagner in Belize Orphanage program


My Favorite Memory:
Playing duck-duck-goose with the kids and getting kisses on my head..

I was surprised that….
The children were so happy considering they did not have a traditional home experience.

The most difficult thing I experienced was…..
The bugs – red ants specifically

My best received lesson…..
It doesn’t take a lot to put a smile on somebodies face yet it is soooo impactful.

Tip for future volunteers…..
Bring extra clothes as you will change often because of the heat, bring towels, all toiletries need to provide your own water, toilet paper, trash bags, sunscreen and bug spray.

Personal paragraph (Testimonial):
This experience opened my eyes that happiness never comes from “things” but comes from love and personal connections.

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the USA and in country? Information received from ABV. Make sure you don’t booked a connection that is too short

How would you describe your accommodation (ie: host family, on-site, shared housing etc)
Pillows, sheets and fans provided. Wifi was in one of the volunteer’s home.

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes
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Review Jasmine Brown
 Volunteer in Belize Orphanage Program

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Volunteer Name: Jasmine Brown
Program Location: Belize
Dates of program:12/14/14-12/26/14
Type of Program: Children’s Orphanage

 

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Feedback Taylor Carpentier Volunteer in Belize Orphanage Program Abroaderview.org

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Volunteer Name: Taylor Carpentier
Project Location: Belize
Program Dates: From 08/11/2014  to  08/25/2014
Volunteered at: Children’s Home
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Feedback Emma Hitchcock Volunteer in Belize Orphanage program with Abroaderview.org

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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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Jesse Volunteer Abroad in Belize | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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My Favorite Memory: stepping through the front gates and immediately feeling like I'd just stepped into a place that felt like home. I was surprised...
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