A BROADER VIEW VOLUNTEERS CORP

Travel Where You are Needed

aka ABV Volunteers   |   Elkins Park, PA   |  https://www.abroaderview.org

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 info

2008

CEO, Co Founder

Mrs Sarah Ehlers

Vice President, Co-Founder

Mr Oliver A Ehlers

Main address

236 Glen Place

Elkins Park, PA 19027 USA

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EIN

26-0594308

NTEE code info

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Urban, Community (S31)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Child Care/Orphanages projects

Volunteer abroad in
Zambia (http://www.abroaderview.org/zambia.php) ,
Uganda (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/uganda) ,
Ghana (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/ghana) ,
Kenya (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/kenya) ,
Chile (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/chile) ,
Peru (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/peru) ,
Ecuador (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/ecuador) ,
Colombia (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/colombia) ,
Belize (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteer-in-belize),
Costa Rica (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/costa-rica) ,
Honduras (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/honduras
Guatemala (https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/guatemala),
and 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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

We have volunteer programs support animal rescue, animal/mammal rehabilitation and conservation in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Galapagos Islands, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Top Rated Organization 2018

Great NonProfits

Affiliations & memberships

Pennsylvania Association of Non Profit Organizations 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of captive animals released

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is focused on sea turtle and sea mammal rescue programs in Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Cuenca and Guayaquil, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, India

Maximum number of participants allowed on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

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.

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.

Financials

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Operations

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A BROADER VIEW VOLUNTEERS CORP

Board of directors
as of 11/12/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs Sarah Ehlers

A Broader View Volunteers

Term: 2008 -


Board co-chair

Mr Oliver Ehlers

A Broader View Volunteers

Term: 2008 -

Sarah Comitale

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Oliver Ehlers

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes