Peace Corps, Anyone?
Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:40 PM
my hubby has it in his head that he would like to do something along the lines of peace corps but i have no clue what that involves.
ps i'm checking out this link as i wait for your replies, i just wanted to know if anyone had any personal experiences with it....
Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:50 PM
hope that helps a little.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:53 PM
Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:24 PM
If you just want to do a month or two somewhere google worldwide volunteer opportunities, there is so much to do. With most of them you have to pay for transportation/room/board but you are still doing a lot of good and in these cases you can pick where you go.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:26 PM
im thinking its really not for us, we're more into the other option you posted.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:33 PM
It is a 2 year commitment and you do have to leave family behind. I think you get a 2 week vacation each year. Most of the jobs entail teaching (English, technology, business) or manual labor - building schools, laying waterlines, farming, etc. They do usually require a college degree.
You can request an assignment, but do not get to pass. You may be placed alone in a community, so there isn't a big group around you. You make the wage of the country where you work. When yo get out you get $5K (maybe more now) to get re-integrated into American life, travel, move, etc.
I'm thinking there is an international habitat for humanity program but you would be responsible for getting to the country. They feed and house you once you are there.
Here are some good sites:
Major FAQ: IFRE
Globe Aware - Adventures in Service
Volunteer Work: Volunteer Abroad Programs - International Volunteering Opportunities at GoAbroad.com
You can also check with the Red Cross and a local church.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:05 PM
Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:14 PM
There are many volunteer opportunities, although for a short trip that you are talking about you would have to cover travel, etc.
Is he wanting the volunteer experience, or traveling?
Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:46 PM
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