volunteer Belize orphanage program Amy wood review

Volunteer Belize Review Brenna Hose Orphanage program

Volunteer Belize. I loved making a connection with these kids. It is going to be hard to leave them, and a piece of my heart will always be here. I have enjoyed being able to take weekend trips to explore more of the country.

Volunteer Belize Orphanage Program

1.-How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country, give details?

Communication was well appreciated before the trip. When I got here the person that pick me up was very helpful and provided us with a wealth of information

2- What was the most positive surprise you experienced?

At the volunteer program: The work ethic of the handyman/yard keeper. He help us acclimate to the orphanage and the culture.

At the accommodation: A kitchen/working fridge

About the country: The kindness and welcoming atmosphere the people provided.

volunteer Belize orphanage program Amy wood review

3- What was most difficult/cultural-shock to experience?

At the volunteer program: Having the choice to do what we wanted every day. I am used to more structure.

At the accommodation: no T.V and Wifi , there is a computer with internet in the directors office.

The country: The rules of different people in the society

4- Any tips for future volunteers, give as many details as possible…

Clothing: Multiple pairs of shoes, tank tops, clothes you do not need to bring home.

Donations: school supplies, balls, nets for basketball soccer nets.

Weather: bring light clothes, extra sunscreen and bug spray

volunteer Belize orphanage program Amy wood review

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

a.- Transportation system, busses and boats

b.- Caye Caulker is one of the bes places to go.

c.- Explore! You don’t need a guide for everything.

d.- Go to the Mayan Ruins!

5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):

It did not take long to get used to the culture being here. The heat is the biggest thing that kicked my butt. Week five and I’m not used to it. I loved making a connection with these kids. It is going to be hard to leave them, and a piece of my heart will always be here. I have enjoyed being able to take weekend trips to explore more of the country.

volunteer Belize orphanage program Amy wood review

6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals and security.. in detail:

Meals are very similar day to day. Accommodation includes a bathroom and a refrigerator.

7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?

Program: Building relationship with the children!

Country: Being immersed into the culture.

Tours: Caye Caulker! The people were wonderful there.

volunteer Belize orphanage program Amy wood review

8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?

Emails prior/during the trip were frequent and appreciated

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