A Broader View Volunteers Corp
99% Rating
(154 Reviews)

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

A Broader View Volunteers is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit charity located in the USA. Our organization was founded in 2007 and is based in Pennsylvania. Our charity # is 26-0594308, you can fundraise for the cost of the trip in our website and all your donors can get a tax deduction. Our 245 social & conservation projects are arranged for volunteers to live with, and work side by side local people in a range of fields such as orphanage work, day care, community development, teaching and much more. We offer travelers the opportunity to explore a new country while taking part in meaningful, rewarding service work from 1 week up to 12 weeks in safe, affordable and customized programs for individuals, groups, missions, brigades and for families and seniors.

Our programs are located in 25 countries -- visit the A Broader View Volunteers website for more details on volunteer, teach, study and internship programs abroad.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Nicole
Female
24 years old
King of Prussia
University of Oregon

COsta Rica Sea Turtles

10/10

I am impressed with the Costa Rica program. Initially, I was stressed out about going through with the program due to financial reasons, but I am so glad I did not back out. This was an opportunity of a lifetime and I loved every minute of it (even the "rough times" ;) not rough at all). I've met so many people from all around the world and developed connections with them and the locals. I learned a lot about turtle conservation and leading teams in hands-on field work. If possible, I would love to return to Costa Rica to visit everyone and help out again.
The location of the program is a nice little town that has shops and plenty of places to eat (if you want to have other options). There is wifi at the accommodation, although it is a little spotty. The meals are good, but are certainly repetitive. It is easy to go into town to get additional snacks and things you may want (bug spray). Don't be scared about traveling alone, Abroaderview really takes care of all the logistical things that may stress you out in a foreign country. That was a really good benefit of volunteering with them. The locals are really nice and there's plenty to do and places to travel to in your free time. Your sleep schedule will definitely be off though since most shifts are during the night.
The accommodations were great. We were provided with three meals a day, which accommodated dietary needs pretty well (I'm vegetarian). I always felt safe and secure. The doors were locked from 9pm to 6am, so there was no need to worry about any strangers coming in (not that I would have thought about that anyhow). Mosquito nets were provided if we did not have them, which was great because the one I got was not at all what I thought it was.
I would tell other volunteers to pack a lot of cut up t-shirts and a lot of swim suit bottoms. I wish I had brought more of those things and kept out any warm clothing. I think one long sleeve and maybe on pair of sweat pants of pj pants is more than enough for warmth. Also, a pair of flip flops or Chocos and an old pair of sneakers that you don't mind getting dirty or wet (for hikes) are good footwear. I brought hiking boots which were unnecessary and ended up getting ruined.
The USA support was great prior to travel. My e-mails were always answered very promptly and I was able to communicate with staff when I had a possible emergency the day that I flew out.

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Marissa
Female
19 years old
Oregon
Oregon

I enjoyed the experience in Costa Rica

10/10

I enjoyed the experience in Costa Rica. It was truly an eye-opening, once in a lifetime opportunity. I would love to do more projects around the world like this. I met so many amazing people from around the world, and learned so much about ocean conservation and sea turtles. I cannot recommend this enough. You will not regret going through with this project.
The best memory was when I was helping a mother turtle that was nesting, and another turtle came from the ocean and came right up to me! I was so shocked that a turtle trusted me enough to come to me. She decided to have her front flipper touching me, and started to dig her nest. For me, it was the most beautiful moment. I would have never expected something so amazing to happen.

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Brian
Male
26 years old
Fort Wayne, IN
Other

EMT in Nepal

10/10

Before I left for my travels earlier this year I completed the necessary training to receive my EMT certificate in the states. After some searching online, I found this opportunity and thought it would be a great way to combine my travels with my newly learned skills.
The pre medical program was a fantastic way to experience a different hospital environment in a place with limited resources. I had the opportunity to observe the ER general OPP multiple endoscopies, the path lab and 4 surgeries during my 3 weeks.
The bedrooms and common space provided were both very nice in areas to stay for 3 weeks. Enough space was provided even with 7 volunteers, the volunteer house is very big and safe.
And I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed everything about Nepal. Its challenges, its food, its people made it an amazing experience and I want to return very soon.

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Sam
Female
25 years old
portland
Other

This experience was a difficult one

10/10

This experience was a difficult one, personally, since the day before I flew to Ecuador my grandmother passed away. I then had to spend the next six weeks in another country, away from my family, and living with a new family. Despite such personal tragedy, my overall experience with the project at the Hospital was a learning experience I will never forget. The hospital staff was beyond friendly and willingly to show me knowledge in the medical field. I spent my time working in the Emergency and Pathology departments. One department completely different from the other, yet still just as interesting. I am one of those science-lovers that enjoyed going to project every single day and never wanted to miss a day of work, there were even more days than not that I would work late just to see one more patient or to finish collecting one more sample. I was a volunteer first, I was there to work, all the traveling and extra activities came after my work. I guess I was just lucky that I enjoyed my work too!
I do believe if I had not suffered such great personal loss right before my trip my overall experience would have been even better. Quito is a beautiful city with incredible people and culture. There are things in life that are beyond our control, but you do not need a reason to help somebody else. I recommend that if given the chance you take some time to volunteer and travel.

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Rosa
Female
25 years old
River Forrest IL
DePaul University

Peru Cusco Medical

10/10

I loved my Peru medical volunteer experience. It was a great way for me to go out of my comfort zone and experience a new country! Volunteering in the clinic was so rewarding and was a great way to be truly immersed in the culture! I would definitely do it again!
I loved my accommodations! They were very comfortable and the host family was amazing. The food was excellent and I always felt very safe. Everyone was extremely friendly and was always willing to help.
The support I felt in country was awesome! Beatriz was always available when I needed her and showed me how to get around. She was very helpful when things changed and was always willing to help.

Program Listings

Peru

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Volunteer Abroad in Cusco (Cuzco) Peru: Cusco (Cuzco) is considered the archaeological capital of the Americas, and has been...

Honduras

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In La Ceiba there is a growing need for native English speakers to help students become a part of the growing hospitality ind...

Chile

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Nowadays the Kindergarten and nursery receives 138 underaged children, 42 toddlers and 96 children between 2 years and 3 year...

Guatemala

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Antigua Guatemala is one of the most charming colonial towns in the Americas. Founded in 1543, Antigua was the capital of the...

Costa Rica

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Caribbean This park is the most important area in the entire west half of the Caribbean for the nesting of the green turtle....

Ecuador

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Ecuador may be a small country, but it has a lot to offer visitors. With a great diversity of landscapes,from the Highlands t...

Ghana

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Children Orphanage Assistance Missions (Volta Region) (Western Region) The children come from a variety of situations includi...

Uganda

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Volunteers needed for nursery and primary school levels (ages 4yrs-13yrs) to teach English and other subjects. Teaching exper...

Colombia

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Child Care Center This is a public facility that provides daily child care services, pre-school and kindergarten classes to s...

Nepal

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A Broader View has placements available in the bustling city of Kathmandu, and in the rural village of Sipaghat. We provide a...

Belize

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Volunteer Abroad in Belize: Our programs in Belize offer an unparalleled opportunity to discover one of the most fascinating...

Zambia

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Volunteer at a local children's home which supports, houses and feeds 30 youngsters. The children are all ages from infants t...

Chile

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This is an opportunity to learn, enhance or strengthen your Spanish knowledge, all the while giving back to a community based...

Chile

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Teaching Education Chile Volunteering volunteer mission. A recently stated goal of the Chilean Ministry of Education is that...

Ecuador

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Experienced professionals and medical students are welcome to volunteer in a large hospital in Quito. The hospital can receiv...