Lourdes Santos Volunteer in Quito, Ecuador Volunteered at Day Care Center and Seniors Center

Volunteer Ecuador: The Santos-Gibboney family of 5, from Apex North Carolina, volunteered in Quito Ecuador for one week.  The family was able to work in different projects including the day care center, the health care program, and the elderly care project.  Thank you for your support!

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Volunteer Ecuador Quito North Review Jackson Kane Premedical program

Volunteer Ecuador: This trip was incredible and I don’t regret coming for a second. Our trip was a month long and I think that is a perfect amount of time for first time travelers.   Changing sheets, cleaning the bed frames, and washing patients will most likely take up all your time.

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Volunteer Ecuador Galapagos Island San Cristobal Review Clare Sandke Animal Conservation program

Volunteer Ecuador: I could spend my mornings with tortoises or sea lions and my afternoons helping out at a local dive shop. My volunteering was exhausting but extremely rewarding. I will never forget getting to feed baby Galapagos tortoises or getting to hang out with sea lions on the many pristine beaches. Continue reading Volunteer Ecuador Galapagos Island San Cristobal Review Clare Sandke Animal Conservation program

Volunteer Ecuador Quito Review Lexus Tatge Medical Program

Volunteer Ecuador: It took me 3.5 weeks out of my 4 to actually start falling in love with the country. I loved how cheap it was to travel around ecuador. The taxis are sooo much cheaper than ubers so I took advantage of that. I can tell that my spanish has gotten way better and I am more confident when I talk. And the hospital wasn’t what I thought it would be.

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Volunteer Ecuador Quito Review Gian Gibboney (17) Health Care Center

Volunteer Ecuador, The Santos-Gibboney family of 5, from Apex North Carolina, volunteered in Quito Ecuador for one week.  The family was able to work in different projects including the day care center, the health care program, and the elderly care project.  Thank you for your support!

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Volunteer Ecuador Quito Review Cole Davis Pre Medical Student Program

Volunteer Ecuador The trip was amazing! The volunteer experience was unlike anything I have ever experienced before. I am happy with the opportunity I was given to help the clinic. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Also, tourism in Quito and surrounding areas is great! Cotopaxi was amazing and I hope to return to Quito again one day.

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Volunteer Abroad Ecuador Galapagos Review Maya Brecher Teaching

Volunteer Ecuador, I would recommend volunteering with A Broader View because they offer a broad range of volunteering opportunities not just all over Ecuador but all over the world. The staff was so nice.

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Volunteer in Ecuador Galapagos Island Review Angela Ortiz Teaching Program

Volunteer Ecuador: I would recommend volunteering with A Broader View because they offer a broad range of volunteering opportunities not just all over Ecuador but all over the world. The staff are all very knowledgeable and accommodating

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Volunteer Ecuador Quito Review Terence Gibboney Senior Care Center

The Santos-Gibboney family of 5, from Apex North Carolina, volunteered in Quito Ecuador for one week.

The family was able to work in different projects including the day care center, the health care program, and the elderly care project.

Thank you for your support!

Volunteer Ecuador Quito
Volunteer Ecuador Quito

Volunteer Ecuador

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

The support was excellent. Picked up at airport, taken by host to her apartment and orientation and placement to project next day

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?

Community living situation as there were several ABV volunteers doing different projects, we had common areas and our own rooms with minimal sharing of bathrooms

3- What was most difficult to experience?
There was no difficult experience

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (Clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
If you are going to travel during your time in host country I recommend research where you will go ahead of time as you are busy during volunteer work. However, the host family helped us with the organization of short trips.

Volunteer Ecuador Quito
Volunteer Ecuador Quito

5.- Other things volunteers should know:

  1. Respect your host family and local culture
  2. Bring layered clothing although laundry was easily accessible
  3. Respect the rules of ABV

6- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
I was pleased with ABV. We applied as a family of five and were fortunate to all be placed in a project individualized to our own interests

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

All were met without issue. Ate meals together and we could discuss our project while practicing Spanish with the group and with the family.

Volunteer Ecuador Quito
Volunteer Ecuador Quito

8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?

Being with my family and meeting new people and being introduced to a new culture while serving to the community.

9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?

Excellent. Easily accessible by email with responses usually within one day.

10 Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes

Volunteer Ecuador Quito Review Marque Long PreMedical Program

Volunteer Ecuador: I stayed with a host family and the extended family visited often. I felt like I had plenty of space. The meals were very delicious. However, I eat plenty of meat and vegetables. I left my computer and phone out plenty of times so I feel safe. People are friendly when you ask them for directions.

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Volunteer Ecuador Quito Review Chiara (13) & Mia Gibonney (15) Social Care Centers

Volunteer Ecuador: The Santos-Gibboney family of 5, from Apex North Carolina, volunteered in Quito Ecuador for one week. The family was able to work in different projects including the day care center, the health care program, and the elderly care project. Thank you for your support!
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