Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

A BROADER VIEW VOLUNTEERS CORP

  • Elkins Park, PA
  • https://www.abroaderview.org

Mission Statement

With a love for humankind, and a motivated spirit to help others, A Broader View was created on the belief that one person can make a
difference in the lives of others.  As a charitable, volunteer service organization our focus and dedication are to support and improve communities in need. We offer volunteer travel placements in many countries which support local organizations in low income communities throughout the World.

Main Programs

  1. Child Care/Orphanages projects
  2. HIV/AIDS awareness projects
  3. Education/Vocation projects
  4. Medical and Dental projects
  5. Construction / Community Development projects
Service Areas

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International

• A Broader View Volunteers projects in Latin American are available in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
• Africa projects are available in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
• Programs throughout Asia are available in Vietnam, Nepal, Philippines, and China

ruling year

2008

Principal Officer

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Mr Sarah Comitale

Keywords

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Africa, Asia, Central America, South America

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Also Known As

ABV Volunteers

EIN

26-0594308

 Number

3527516039

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Urban, Community (S31)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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A Broader View community-based projects in Countries in development allow volunteers
to live and work side by side with local people in a range of fields
such as orphanage work, day care, community development, teaching and
much more. With our volunteer projects, we offer travelers the opportunity to explore a new country while taking part in meaningful, rewarding service work. Gain A Broader View of the World: Volunteer your time and efforts to improve the lives of those less fortunate.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Child Care/Orphanages projects

Volunteer abroad in Zambia(http://www.abroaderview.org/zambia.php) , Malawi(http://www.abroaderview.org/malawi.php) , South Africa(http://www.abroaderview.org/south_africa.php) , Philippines(http://www.abroaderview.org/philippines.php) , Vietnam(http://www.abroaderview.org/vietnam.php) , Cambodia(http://www.abroaderview.org/cambodia.php) , Chile(http://www.abroaderview.org/chile.php) , Peru(http://www.abroaderview.org/peru.php) , Ecuador(http://www.abroaderview.org/ecuador.php) , Argentina(http://www.abroaderview.org/argentina.php) , Costa Rica(http://www.abroaderview.org/costarica.php) , Honduras(http://www.abroaderview.org/honduras.php) and Morroco(http://www.abroaderview.org/morocco.php) 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.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 2

HIV/AIDS awareness projects

Volunteer abroad in Zambia(http://www.abroaderview.org/zambia.php) , India(http://www.abroaderview.org/india.php) , Cameroon(http://www.abroaderview.org/cameroon.php) , Tanzania(http://www.abroaderview.org/tanzania.php) , Honduras(http://www.abroaderview.org/honduras.php) , Ghana(http://www.abroaderview.org/ghana.php) , Kenya(http://www.abroaderview.org/kenya.php) and Uganda(http://www.abroaderview.org/uganda.php)
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.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 3

Education/Vocation projects

Volunteer abroad in Philippines(http://www.abroaderview.org/philippines.php) , Vietnam(http://www.abroaderview.org/vietnam.php) , Cambodia(http://www.abroaderview.org/cambodia.php) , Cameroon(http://www.abroaderview.org/cameroon.php) , Chile(http://www.abroaderview.org/chile.php) , Peru(http://www.abroaderview.org/peru.php) , Ecuador(http://www.abroaderview.org/ecuador.php) , Uganda(http://www.abroaderview.org/uganda.php) , Kenya,(http://www.abroaderview.org/kenya.php) Tanzania(http://www.abroaderview.org/tanzania.php) , Uganda(http://www.abroaderview.org/uganda.php) , Honduras(http://www.abroaderview.org/honduras.php) , Malawi(http://www.abroaderview.org/malawi.php) , Ghana(http://www.abroaderview.org/ghana.php) and China(http://www.abroaderview.org/china.php) 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.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 4

Medical and Dental projects

Volunteer abroad in Zambia(http://www.abroaderview.org/zambia.php) , India(http://www.abroaderview.org/index.php) , Chile(http://www.abroaderview.org/chile.php) , Peru(http://www.abroaderview.org/peru.php) , Ecuador(http://www.abroaderview.org/ecuador.php) , Honduras(http://www.abroaderview.org/honduras.php) , Uganda(http://www.abroaderview.org/uganda.php) , Kenya(http://www.abroaderview.org/kenya.php) and Ghana(http://www.abroaderview.org/ghana.php)
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.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 5

Construction / Community Development projects

Volunteer abroad in Cameroon(http://www.abroaderview.org/cameroon.php) , Uganda(http://www.abroaderview.org/uganda.php) , Kenya(http://www.abroaderview.org/kenya.php) , Tanzania(http://www.abroaderview.org/tanzania.php) , Malawi(http://www.abroaderview.org/malawi.php) and India(http://www.abroaderview.org/india.php)
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(http://www.abroaderview.org/amazon.php) at a school, orphanage or ecology projects.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$500,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We hope to enlighten and educate the minds of those who choose to make that journey of caring to a different culture so unlike their own. Volunteering in foreign countries helps promote communication and trust between nations, and provides everyone involved an opportunity to expand their global horizons.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    A Broader View Volunteer's mission is to provide developing countries around the world with significant volunteer programs that both aid the neediest communities and forge a lasting bond between those volunteering and those they have helped. A Broader View is a nonprofit organization with no religious affiliations.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We are located in 22 Countries and most of the donations come from our volunteers, they give time and resources to our 195 programs, they commit to work 8 hours a day 5 days a week from 1 week to 12 weeks. We have sent over 1000 volunteer a year that really are doing an impact, all the programs are individually based so volunteers can decide when and for how long they want to volunteer.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Since its inception in 2007, A Broader View Volunteers has raised and donated over one million dollars ($1M) to our overseas partners. This money has been used to construct buildings, renovate orphanages, install water tanks, provide food and clothing to thousands of orphans, and have brought much needed medical aid to rural communities worldwide. None of that would have been possible without the manpower and skills THAT made by our participants. To see the full impact our volunteers are making visit youtube.com/user/abroadervieworg

    We have seen firsthand the impact ABV volunteers make in the communities where they are serving. Volunteers have contributed their time and skills to fix classroom desks, paint walls which would have remained bleak and gray, cleared fields for harvesting and cook meals for hungry children. Some ABV volunteers have decided to sponsor a child they bonded with in a program, and other volunteers have come home and championed their project to raise money and awareness to the plights of the children they worked with. ABV volunteers have delivered babies and treated patients in their own homes who would never have had medical attention otherwise. Many volunteers come home completely inspired by the work they did with ABV. In fact, we've had volunteers join the Peace Corps, enroll in medical school, and many who have changed school majors, all as a result of the life changing experiences they had with the ABV program.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    ABV has been sending volunteers abroad since 2007. In that time, we have sent over 5,000 volunteers to 195 programs in 22 countries. Many of these volunteers have assisted in the care and education of over 8,000 orphans. Some have served in the medical and dental arena. Numerous children and students have been instructed by ABV teaching volunteers. Many others have aided in the rescue of sea turtle and the conservation efforts in the Amazon. And others have built schools, dorms, play grounds and fresh water wells. A Broader View raised and distributed over $1 million in donations We continue to be a part of the positive change within many communities around the world.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

• A Broader View Volunteers projects in Latin American are available in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
• Africa projects are available in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
• Programs throughout Asia are available in Vietnam, Nepal, Philippines, and China

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Funding Needs

Schools, Orphanages, Day Cares, Clinics, machinery, medicine, clothes and much more

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Principal Officer

Mr Sarah Comitale

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Oliver Lynn Ehlers

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