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 Honduras: We stayed with the ABV coordinator in La Ceiba, and it was truly a wonderful accommodation. We were not expecting much, but Rafael’s home and his large extended family were nothing but kind to us for the month long stay. Continue reading Volunteer Honduras La Ceiba Review Nicholas Ferrigno Advanced EMT Group Program
Volunteering Honduras in the hospitals and walking through the neighborhoods vaccinating the community was one of the most unique and life changing experiences I’ve had. Continue reading Volunteer Honduras La Ceiba Review Allison Avery Pre Medical Student Program
Volunteer in Honduras, La Ceiba.. is a beautiful place filled with beautiful people who can use your help. For our group, we wanted a place that we could use our skills as Advanced EMTs to make a difference and help in anyway. Continue reading Volunteer Honduras La Ceiba Review Marty Maloney Advanced EMT Group Program
Volunteer Guatemala: ABV is a great way to get out and make a difference while knowing you are with a reputable organization that will look out for you, prepare you and ensure a great learning experience. Continue reading Volunteer Guatemala Quetzaltenango Review Courtney Carreiro Women’s Shelter 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.
Volunteer Guatemala: I didn´t really know what to expect when I arrived, but I kept an open mind and had an amazing time. I learned so much Spanish, ate amazing food, and met some great people. Continue reading Volunteer Guatemala Quetzaltenango Review Michael Gibson Teaching/Day Care program
Volunteer Peru Cusco Review: see above about my personal experience! overall, if I could do this trip all over again with the same host family in the same country with the same coordinator I would do it in a heart beat!! Best experience ever! Continue reading Volunteer Peru Cusco Review Laina Khazaei PreMedical Programs
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with ABV. Our coordinator Maria Elena, is absolutely wonderful, our host family, Maria del Carmen, kind and so welcoming and her young lady helper, Sheyla, so sweet and ready to help. All the other volunteers were friendly and motivated. Continue reading Volunteer Peru Cusco Review Isabelle Parker Child care program
I had a great time here in Cusco, seeing the sights, learning the history, meeting people and learning of their culture, and working with the excited children at the kindergarten. I was rather unlucky however, as I got stress sick and stayed sick for most of the time in country.
I am incredibly grateful for the experience that ABV gave me. The ABV program has opened my eyes to the value of experiencing another culture and learning another language.
Bring flashlights (torches) mosquito repellant. Protein bars. The local groceries are extremely limited. Do a safari if at all possible! They are fantastic! Plan on leaving your heart here.