How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?
Sarah was very helpful, informative and responded very quickly to questions and concerns.
How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?
The ABV Director in Arusha was informative, welcoming and helped us plan our weekend activities.
What was your favorite memory of this trip?
The reaction from the children the day we brought our donations of toys, colouring books, crayons, face paint, tennis balls, balloons and more. The whole room was filled with laughter and the most beautiful smiles I’ve ever seen.
What was the most difficult thing you experienced?
There were circumstances that may have been difficult throughout the volunteer portion of this trip. I recommend keeping an open mind and turning your outlook of the situation into a challenge as it will help in finding a solution.
What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?
I felt well prepared for the month in Arusha from reading reviews, travel information and asking others who have been on similar journeys.
Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc).
Clothing/Personal Items: I would recommend packing warm clothing (sweaters, light jacket etc.) as it tends to get cool as well as vitamin supplements for proper nourishment.
Donations: Can range from clothing/toys to medical supplies for the hospital. Everything was very much appreciated and utilized.
Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
This is a trip that I will always remember. It was an eye-opening and humbling experience. Once settled, Arusha is easy to navigate, people are kind and Tanzania is a beautiful country comprised of breathtaking landscapes.
Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Esther Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania