Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

A BROADER VIEW VOLUNTEERS CORP

aka ABV Volunteers

Elkins Park, PA

Mission

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.

Ruling Year

2008

Principal Officer

Mr Sarah Comitale

Main Address

236 Glen Place

Elkins Park, PA 19027 USA

Keywords

Africa, Asia, Central America, South America

EIN

26-0594308

 Number

3527516039

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Urban, Community (S31)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

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Child Care/Orphanages projects

HIV/AIDS awareness projects

Education/Vocation projects

Medical and Dental projects

Construction / Community Development projects

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Number of captive animals released

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Population(s) served

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This is mainly sea turtles released in our 4 locations

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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A BROADER VIEW VOLUNTEERS CORP

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

Organizational Demographics

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