1.-How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country, give details?
Always available! Great!
2- What was the most positive surprise you experienced?
Overall I was surprised by the friendliness of everyone. The program, the kids and the locals are so friendly and made me feel incredibly welcome!
3- What was most difficult/cultural shock to experience?
- At the program: Food – different than my everyday eating.
- The country: How slow and laid back things are everywhere.
4- Any tips for future volunteers, give as many details as possible…
- Clothing: Whatever you are most comfortable in, will be very hot, pants for night time because of bugs.
- Donations: Girly things – nail polish, bracelets, necklaces. Cards, new balls like basketballs, baseball, soccer, etc.
- Weather: Lots of bugs spray and sunscreen.
4.1- Other things volunteers should know, about what to bring, what to do in country, what to eat, transportation, other:
- Use your weekends! The bus is inexpensive and takes you everywhere you need to go.
- Bring extra spending money to be safe my card didn’t work in the ATM’s
- Come with an open mind.
- RELAX! Take it slow
5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
I am incredibly happy with my experience at the orphanage and hope to return soon.
6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals and security in detail:
Felt incredible safe and accounted for! Rooming was great as well as meals.
7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Program: Making new friends! Kids and ABV volunteers
Country: Caye Caulker.
Tours: I was able to visit a northern village which exposed me greatly to the culture.
8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Communication (Phone/emails/Online chat): Incredible!
Website Information: Incredible!
9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
10 – Can you be specific how did you find or know about A Broader View?
International Volunteer Program