Everything you need to know about overseas volunteering
Spending 27 months serving others in a small underserved community, navigating an unfamiliar language and culture, all the while being separated by thousands of miles from your loved ones is no easy task. Just ask any Peace Corps volunteer. For every surreal moment where everything comes into place, there will be three equally challenging moments where all you can think is, “What the heck am I doing here?”
Despite the challenges of service, the travel benefits as a volunteer provide a much-needed and authentic break when life becomes too Read the rest of this entry »
Volunteering Your Life To The Peace Corps
The Advantages of Volunteering
What can you expect from joining the Peace Corps? Not only is the Peace Corps one of the best ways to give back to those who are less fortunate than you, but also you will gain an immensity of knowledge, experience and cultural perspective. The number one quote that Peace Corps members state is how joining this organization has changed their life. The Peace Corps is not solely about giving, it is also about understanding, experiencing and learning.
Volunteering for the Peace Corps is ideal for someone who is truly interested in public service. The average citizen who has a bachelor’s degree or extensive experience in education, health, agriculture, water and forest conservation or telecommunications is the Corp’s ideal volunteer.
All applicants must undergo a medical and dental evaluation. No all countries where applicants serve have the medical and dental facilities to provide care for complex medical problems. Applicants must also consider if they will want to maintain their private health insurance while serving.Never heard of this before? Read the rest of this entry »
When I got out of college, I was neck-deep in college debt with a degree in a field and practice that, frankly, I had lost all interest in over the course of my four year college career. As I was paying the bills ranging from my exorbitant college expenses to the monthly security choice invoice, I saw an ad for the Peace Corps.
For years, the Peace Corps has been striving to make a difference in the less fortunate communities all over the globe. From helping to feed the poor, to building homes and even teaching classes, the Peace Corps has not only helped enrich the lives of the people it touches, but the lives of those who have a chance to be a part of something truly spectacular.
And in many cases, the Peace Corps can also help college students by giving them real and meaningful work with the benefit of offsetting college tuition costs, but that reward alone seems insignificant compared to the once in a lifetime experience of making a difference in another person’s life in another country. If you are out of college and you don’t know what to do with yourself next, consider a tour of duty in the Peace Corps.
Volunteering and giving back to a community is one of the best things that you can do as a humanitarian and human being. The Peace Corps is a wonderful example of an organization that promotes good actions through volunteering all over the world.
In order to become a successful Peace Corps volunteer, one of the main drives that you must have is to dedicate yourself to public service. Helping others and improving the lives of entire communities must Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re planning a long-term volunteer trip such as with the Peace Corps or a mission organization you’ll need to do some things at home first. Be sure to cross everything off the list before you leave so you won’t have to worry about anything on your trip but making a difference.
Secure Your Home: If you own a home you may want to try to rent it out but if that’s not an option you’ll want to secure it as well as possible. Think about Home security and consider shutting off all your utilities but make sure someone checks in monthly on the electricity and plumbing.
Deal With Family: Talk to your family about the expectations for communication while you’ll be gone and set up a plan for everyone to visit, if at all possible. This will help the transition go more smoothly and you’ll feel most supported.
Financial Stability: Depending on whether or not your trip will be funded you’ll need to figure out how you’re going to make money when you get back. Either set up savings or a job for when you get back.
There are many unfortunate people in the world, which could use a little assistance. Volunteering is a way to help those in need and there are many opportunities for this. The Peace Corps provide this service and readers can learn how to join by reading this article.
The Peace Corps
This is a federal government agency dedicated to supplying volunteers to host countries that are in need. A volunteer can sign up for many different roles, such as education, construction and teaching. The organization was launched by John F. Kennedy in Read the rest of this entry »
For the last fifty years more than seventeen hundred Americans have committed to serve in the Peace Core. Ready to join the ranks of those committed? Consider preparation invaluable in your own journey.
Read in depth, compile questions and hear the stories of those who have walked the path you hope to take.
2. The Application
Applying for you term will take patience this important step takes six to nine months to complete. Regional recruiters are available to help you through the process.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed here. Take time to have an idea of where you see yourself serving.
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Extend a hand in service and be changed for a lifetime. Short-term overseas volunteering in the Peace Core offers an opportunity to engage in meaningful work while experiencing diverse people and culture. A term with Peace Core includes three months of training along with twenty-four months of service. Personal preference, education, skills and work experience are considered when being placed. The six step application process can take six to twelve months to complete. A Peace Core volunteer receives a living allowance similar to the local people, medical/dental care, Read the rest of this entry »
With sites in 139 different countries, volunteering for the Peace Corp is a great opportunity to see the world. Becoming a volunteer for the Peace Corp involves an extensive application process, but the rewards are well worth it. Volunteers are able to help people, while also learning about new cultures and customs.
The Peace Corp has volunteer sites all over the world, from Mexico to Thailand. When you are accepted to the Peace Corp you will be assigned to a site that best fits your skills, Read the rest of this entry »