A Broader View Volunteers arranges short-term international mission trips and long term volunteer projects in South America, Africa and Asia. Make a lasting impact that changes lives and provides you with one of the most rewarding experiences of your life: Volunteering Abroad.
The mission of the A Broader View is to unite young people around the world’s most pressing problems and empower them to become leaders. We believe that global problems such as climate change and poverty demand new and powerful forms of leadership. We believe great leadership can be taught. We also believe that extraordinary experiences can inspire young people to become driven and visionary leaders. We work with schools and universities to create service land leadership programs with communities in Peru, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Philippines, Vietnam, Nepal and India. Our partner communities are making progress against global problems thanks to strong local leadership. Our 10-28 day trips allow students to experience these inspiring communities and learn about global issues by working to solve them. Our goal is that each student begins the process of developing his or her own leadership style and vision. Students learn leadership by studying themselves and the local leaders around them. Along the way, students embark on outdoor adventures such as trekking or rafting, immerse themselves in a foreign culture, and experience themselves and their world in a whole new way. A Broader View Leaders School programs are tailored to the requirements of each school but include the following core elements: Global Issues Each program focuses on a single global issue such as poor children, public health or conservation. Discussion sessions help students overcome the “barrier of complexity” in order to develop confidence and understand an issue. Service Learning Students do volunteer work related to the global issue. This work provides hands-on learning and allows students to progress from understanding to action. - See more at: http://student-trip.abroaderview.org/what-we-do.html#sthash.SULqpZQC.dpuf
Cost and Session Information
Since A Broader View Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, US tax payers' program fees and related travel expenses are tax deductible. Our programs strictly adhere to the IRS requirement that you volunteer/work 8 hours per day, 5 days a week. For questions on tax exemptions refer to IRS publication form 526. Our charity number is 26-0594308.
Most of our volunteers successfully fundraise for their programs expenses. Friends, family, employers, universities and matching programs of local corporations are a great resource for many of our volunteers. Our fundraising material include a sample letter to send to prospective donors, tax receipt coupons, as well as ideas to expand your reach. We also encourage you to utilize the online ABV Fundraising account: - See more at: https://www.abroaderview.org/inclusions-payments/fundraising#sthash.qT1ilNk5.dpuf
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On one of the days, we visited a local school to conduct a health check up. The school did not have proper walls and the coordinator told me that for some time, the school did not have a proper roof. Inside one of the classrooms, I saw 15 little children bundled up in scarves and jackets, eager to learn. It warms my heart to see the dedication and passion these children had for their education. The children were so respectful and stood up and greeted me when I entered their classroom. It was a privilege to do a health check up for these children. I checked their height, weight, and eyesight. Most of the children were underweight. It was inspiring to see how happy these children were regardless of the condition of their school or their financial backgrounds. They were determined to study and progress their careers. Despite the fact that these children were from humble backgrounds, their lunches were all homemade and healthy. During my stay in India, I often observed that middle class and upper class children ate a lot of unhealthy refined flour products like Maggi, biscuits, and namkeens for lunch. Despite the fact that these children were from humble backgrounds, their lunches were all homemade and healthy. This was also great to see. I truly enjoyed visiting the school, and I wish I had had more time to visit another one of the schools.
My local Nepal coordinator and his family were a family to me. Let me tell you a real short story. The family which I came to know in 1st of November 2015 was The father of Mr. Sudhir, his Mother, his Wife Sarita, and little angel Sayon. Let me start by saying how lucky I were to have Baba on holiday back home on my very first week. He works away so I only meet him for a short time but enough time to see what a patient and loving dad he is. Not forget how easily he helped me to fit in as he was using some Arabic words with me. Second family member is Mama whom I have always felt her like my mother; she has been the very caring and loving person of the family. My very favorite is Mrs. Sarita my super women of the family, he has not only be a caring sister but only a very understanding part that I thank God for having her in that house. She was always understood me as I always find troubles explaining what I need to others. Last but not least is my coordinator, Sudhir, was a gene hahahaha. He was always reachable, caring and great support for me. He did organized everything for me perfectly so I never needed to worry about anything else. He was very detailed and the very best coordinator for a first time volunteer. I would like to thank ABV for giving me this opportunity to explore myself and the world. I would also want to thank my homestay host family for their generous hospitality and care. I sure send my best thanks to my family, friends and colleagues who supported me and encouraged me to go on this trip. Finally, I call all humans out there from different nationalities, you must visit Nepal, there are a lot of people here to help and you could always balance your life changing volunteering work with amazing unforgettable adventures.