A Broader View
Life experiences and world travel contribute much to our ability to deal with the unexpected, function in a strange environment or culture, and learn new skills, all of which increase confidence and decision making abilities. http://www.abroaderview.org/news_links.php Welcome to A Broader View Volunteers! We offer international volunteer projects for the globally-minded individual searching for a unique travel experience. A Broader View is a non-profit international volunteer organization offering short and long term volunteer programs in developing countries around the World. Our volunteer abroad projects are available year round in Central America, South America, Asia and Africa in 11 different countries, 32 locations and 124 programs.
A Broader View international volunteering opportunities
Child Care/Orphanages projects: Volunteer in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Nepal, Costa Rica and India with orphan children and street kids. As a volunteer, you will primarily assist with the daily care of the kids; including feeding babies, teaching English, playing games, teaching songs, reading activities, creating arts & crafts projects and sharing your affection and attention with these wonderful children.
HIV/AIDS awareness projects: Volunteer in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda supporting HIV/Aids organizations working in rural communities promoting health education, prevention, awareness and care.
Volunteers work with grassroots local organizations that provide HIV/AIDS education and support to rural communities.
The project is to advocate for women, children and families in the fight against preventable diseases as well as mobilizing communities, strengthening their capacity and using their own resources for acceptable and sustainable projects.
Education/Vocation projects: Volunteer in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Uganda, Kenya and Ghana working in kindergarten, primary and secondary schools.
As a volunteer, you will primarily assist the local staff with teaching English, math, science, geography and vocational skills such as carpentry, electronics and computer training. TEFL certificate is not required.
Medical and Dental projects: Volunteer in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Uganda, Kenya and Ghana at rural clinics and community hospitals. Both hands-on and observation work is available. Health care volunteer placements are open to medical professionals including doctors, dentists, nurses and EMT’s.
This program is also open to nursing and medical students in all medical fields. Medical volunteers must submit a copy of their credentials or nursing certificate, or university/medical school letter verifying enrollment.
Community Development projects: Volunteer in Uganda, Kenya and India to support women empowerment projects in the community, Volunteers needed for manual labor jobs working along side skilled and unskilled local workers. Some tasks include building a children’s playground, footbridge, painting, renovation work at the school and farming programs. Volunteer in the Ecuadorian Amazon at a school, orphanage or ecology projects.
Conservation and Environmental projects: Volunteer in Costa Rica or Ecuador in a National park helping tortoises or other wildlife, as well as the fauna. The main objective of this project is to rehabilitate the animals and reincorporate them back into their natural habitat. Volunteers will feed animals and clean and repair cages. In addition, they will help build new cages and improve existing facilities.
A Broader View volunteer program is for anyone searching for a meaningful, enriching, life-changing experience while traveling abroad. Our programs open you up to world of discovery. You will experience people, places and things of which you have only dreamed. If you have one month to spare or just one week, A Broader View programs offer a real opportunity to experience, learn and contribute in ways which traditional travel does not do.
Whether you are searching for a volunteer vacation, spring break alternative, on a school holiday, on a career break, a retiree, or a gap year student, A Broader View Volunteers program is for you.
We provide the unique opportunity to truly experience foreign cultures, learn about new people and have a life-changing experience.
Volunteer with us and gain A Broader View of the World
Why A Broader View?
A Broader View Volunteers offers project placements throughout the world to globally-minded individuals searching for a unique travel experience. Our programs grant you the opportunity for cultural immersion and the means to make a difference. Our projects are based in third world countries and our goal is sending capable hands-on voluntary support to create self-sustainable communities.
Our organization, A Broader View provides an opportunity to do something so rewarding, that we guarantee you will never forget it. Not only will you get the most fulfilling experience of your life, you will:
- Give something back to the less fortunate in the world
- Build your self confidence and independence
- Experience a whole new culture
- Gain foreign language skills
- Experience a new location from the inside out.
- Build your resume and gain work experience
- Discover hidden strengths and skills
- Expand your global horizons
A Broader View Volunteers is based on the idea that one person can make a difference. By donating your time and skills to a hands-on volunteer project at a grass roots level you too can make an immediate impact. We partner with local NGO’s, private institutions and community organizations throughout the world. An extensive amount of research and time go into each program to ensure the best quality and safety of our destinations, accommodations and projects. Project sites, housing and host families are continuously monitored. Our local partners, like ourselves, are dedicated to providing our volunteers with outstanding service; a quality project and 24/7 support. We work with local partners who are community activists knowledgeable in the needs of their society and offer insight and guidance to our volunteers.
ABV offers affordable program fees. We know you are donating your time and money to volunteer abroad. There are transportation costs, visa/vaccinations expenses to consider, then your everyday living costs while you're away. Since the living costs are generally very low in our host countries, our program fees reflect this. A Broader View strives to offer all people the opportunity to live and work abroad, to experience life from a different point of view and have a life-changing experience
A Broader View Volunteers provide a safe and unique opportunity to truly experience a new culture, learn a foreign language, make life-long friends, enhance your resume AND have a life-changing experience. Why a Volunteer Vacation?
Volunteering while traveling abroad adds a satisfying dimension to your overall experience. Volunteering creates a feeling of personal satisfaction. It grants you a privilege not afforded to the typical tourist: a unique opportunity to experience local everyday life while making a positive impact. Volunteering abroad immerses you in a new culture which improves your language skills, gives insight of a culture from the inside out and hopefully broadens your view of the World.
Volunteering abroad can be both challenging and very rewarding. It takes a special kind of person and not all are suited for it. The lack of home comforts and infrastructure that many fortunate people brought up in developed countries take for granted can be a strain for some.
There are many cultural aspects that you may find unreasonable and puzzling, that you will need to adapt to. The hosting countries of our programs have vastly different practices, attitudes, approaches to life, and language(s). There is the inevitable culture shock of living and working in a non-western country which one can not really prepare for. If you see these new situations as exciting challenges to overcome, rather than barriers, you are on the right track for a successful volunteer program abroad.
Have you ever considered doing one thing during your life that would make a complete difference to a child less fortunate? Have you thought about volunteering – a week, a month or even a year – your time in an overseas orphanage or school? What might seem to you an insignificant amount of time means everything to a child with little – or nothing. If you answered yes to any of these questions, a volunteer vacation may be just for you.
There are approximately 350 million child-slaves in the world; millions of war-victim children; and starving, abandoned little victims everywhere! The International Labor Organization estimates that 352 million or 23 percent of all children between 5 and 17 years of age were actively working in the year 2006. This is reality - perhaps not in America, Canada or the UK - for millions of children around the globe.
The amount of orphans in the world is staggering. In our host countries where we offer programs, there are over 200,000 Chilean orphans, over 2 million Peruvian street children living in extreme poverty, and an estimated 8 million AIDS orphans in Uganda, Kenya and Ghana.
According to the ONE campaign, "Around the world, more than 100 million children are not in school and more than 60 million of these children are girls. Whether a boy or a girl, every child deserves the chance to go to school and have a hopeful future."
Think about this:
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation...you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep...you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy. If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
The children of the world need our skills, spirit, time and support. You too can make a difference. There is only one world - and we are all in this together.
Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.
“You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you” Anonymous
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