A Broader View Volunteers: Volunteer Abroad Humanitarian Programs & Volunteer Missions

Making a World of Difference — A Broader View Volunteers

A Broader View Volunteers (ABV) international humanitarian aid programs are the perfect way to meet new people, immerse your self in community-based volunteer work while you explore a new language and culture. Join ABV and gain a broader view of the world!

Over 245 affordable volunteer work projects in safe locations to choose from
Short and long-term placements in 25 countries
Flexible, customized year-round start dates
Tailor-made options for individuals, families and school/university groups
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) registered U.S. charitable organization

Since its creation in July 2007, ABV has sent over 15,000+ volunteers to 245 programs in 25 countries. Volunteers have assisted in the feeding and care of over 16,000 orphans. Many have served in medical and dental missions. Numerous children and adults have been instructed by ABV teaching volunteers in English, computers and math lessons. Many others have aided in the rescue of sea turtles and the conservation efforts in the Amazon and the Galapagos. And others have built schools, dorms, play grounds and fresh water wells. Each has had the chance to expand their global horizons and learn more about themselves in the process.

The most astounding result in six years: A Broader View has raised and donated over $2.5 million relief aid and donations worldwide!

Volunteer Programs
Child Care, Orphanage Support & Youth Programs

Child Care, Orphanage Support & Youth Programs

Volunteer with orphan children and street kids by assisting them with daily care, 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.

More exploration!Project & Country Overview: Child Care Centers, Orphanage Support, Social Welfare Programs, Street Kids/Youth Programs

My experience in La Ceiba has been invaluable. I feel like a new person & have been reignited in my passion to volunteer and work with children. –Kate (Honduras)

HIV/AIDS Awareness & Women's Support Programs
HIV/AIDS Awareness & Women's Support Programs

Support 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.

More exploration!Project & Country Overview: HIV/AIDS Prevention & Care, Youth Human Rights, Woman's Support Projects

You don’t need extraordinary skills or talents to make a meaningful difference in someone’s day. Come with an open mind, few expectations and take advantage of the opportunities as they unfold.
–Sherri & Bob (Peru)

Education, Teaching & Vocation Training Programs
Education, Teaching & Vocation Training Programs

Work in kindergarten, primary or secondary schools primarily assisting the local staff with teaching English, math, science, geography and vocational skills such as carpentry, electronics and computer training. A TEFL certificate is not required; however, teaching experience is preferred.

More exploration!Project & Country Overview: Teaching/Education, Vocational Training

A Broader View is a wonderful organization and going to Uganda has totally broadened my view and really changed my life!
–Sarah (Uganda)

Medical, Dental & Healthcare Programs
Medical, Dental & Healthcare Programs

Health care volunteerplacements are open to medical professionals including doctors, dentists, nurses and EMT's, with hands-on and observation work available in rural clinics and community hospitals. 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.

More exploration!Project & Country Overview: Medical & Dental Healthcare, Premedical, Predental & Pre-Nursing

I am a 66-year-old retired nurse who lived in Colombia from 1973-83. I wanted to revisit it. I found A Broader View and it was just what I wanted: a direct short-term placement with local support. Great experience! –Margaret (Colombia)

Construction & Community Development Programs
Construction & Community Development Projects

Support women empowerment projects in the community; volunteers are also needed for manual labor jobs working along side skilled and unskilled local workers. Some tasks include building a children's playground or footbridge, painting, and renovation work at the school and farming programs.

More exploration!Project & Country Overview: Community Development & Building, Woman's Support Projects

A Broader View provided me with a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will cherish for the rest of my life. ABV enabled me to go on this amazing adventure, and provided me with every little detail that I needed to have an amazing trip. –Alicia (Costa Rica)

Conservation & Environmental Programs
Conservation & Environmental Projects

Volunteer abroad in a National Park helping tortoises or other wildlife. The main objective of this project is to rehabilitate the animals and reincorporate them back into their natural habitat. Volunteers will feed animals, clean and repair cages and improve the existing facilities.

More exploration!Project & Country Overview: Animal Rescue Center, Environment & Agriculture, Sea Turtle Conservation, Galapagos Conservation

I really found that my experience with A Broader View was extremely fulfilling on many levels personally, professional and emotionally.
–Robert (Chile)

Language & Cultural Immersion
Language & Cultural Immersion

Fully immerse yourself in a new culture and learn Spanish. This program will focus on conversation practice, grammar, readings and the vocabulary according to the student level and needs. Choose either morning or afternoon classes based on 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day from Monday through Friday. The remainder of your day, you'll volunteer at a local orphanage or school helping children learn English or you can use your time for other activities. Students at all levels are welcome.

More exploration!Project & Country Overview: Language & Cultural Immersion

I've never been on a trip where I was forced to learn so much. I was faced with challenges that I had to find creative ways to overcome.
–Aimee (Kenya)


Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from 23 countries, flexible start dates year-round, and programs lasting from 1-12 weeks long.

Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from 25 countries, flexible start dates year-round, and programs lasting from 1-12 weeks long. Placements can be arranged for solo volunteers, families with children or those wanting to share the experience with a sibling, friend, classmates, or partner.

Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Cambodia, China, India, Nepal, Vietnam

Latin America
Argentina, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru

A World of Discovery

Volunteer with A Broader View and you will experience people, places and things of which you have only dreamed about. If you have three months to spare or just a week, A Broader View Volunteers programs offer a real opportunity to experience, learn and contribute in ways which traditional travel does not do. Be part of a humanitarian aid work project while living among the folks you are helping!

More exploration!Watch more videos or learn about past volunteer and teacher experiences on the ABV Alumni Reviews »

Who Volunteers

Volunteers from all countries and background are welcome to apply.

Volunteers from all countries and background are welcome to apply. There are no age limits, however, the minimum recommended age is 17 for working and travelling in third world countries.  Medical/Healthcare Volunteers are required to provide updated medical credentials or verification of school enrollment.

ABV also customizes groups from universities, high school, large families, and smaller groups.

What's Included

Your participation fee includes the following:

Placement in a quality project, allowing you to maximize your time and efforts in a good cause.

Pre-departure orientation guide. This includes detailed travel, safety & cultural information and many tips that will make your trip planning easier.

A detailed fundraising guide that will help you raise the funds needed to travel, as well as provide donations to the project. A Broader View Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. All program costs, including the cost of airfare, are tax-deductible as well as the donations from friends, family, work, church and other organization that may help you fundraising.

Airport meet and greet by an ABV staff (at any time, any day!)

In-country orientation and introduction to your work site, host family and also familiarization tour of the community you will live in. This includes introduction to local staff and community members with whom you will be working with.

Accommodations: home stay, shared volunteer house, local hostel, or onsite dorm accommodation at the project. Safe, clean, comfortable local housing, inspected by local coordinators.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Special meals at request.

Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency.

Connections & Application

A Broader View Volunteers international humanitarian aid programs are the perfect way to meet new people, immerse your self in community-based volunteer work while you explore a new language and culture.

Before you volunteer and travel abroad with A Broader View Volunteers, be sure to read through the FAQ. Begin the application process »

A Broader View Volunteers
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Elkins Park, PA 19027
(215) 780-1845 US/CA
(866) 423-3258 US/CA toll free
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(020) 3289-9896 UK
(02) 80033474 AU

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A Broader View Volunteers is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in the USA.

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