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!
1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
The kindness of all the teachers. They were very patient and humble, How excited the kids were
3- What was most difficult to experience?
Seeing how much help they needed. Realizing how little they had
4- Any tips for future volunteers… (Clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
Always make sure to check the weather before you come. Dress warm clothes
5.1- Other things volunteers should know:
- Helpful, and polite
- Have fun
- Give 100%
6- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
ABV was a wonderful experience. I wish I had stayed for more days!. I would definitely recommend it to others. I think more people should come because they definitely need it. Thank you ABV!!
ABV was such a humbling experience and I wish I could have worked for a longer time. Given the opportunity I would do this again.
7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security
8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Reading books to a senior. When the kids told me “te quiero”
9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?