Are there any programs like Peace Corps but with a shorter commitment?
I really would love to volunteer, but the Peace Corps requires a two year commitment. I don't think I could commit 2 years. I would be willing to volunteer up to 1 year. I would prefer something in South America or Africa, but I'm willing to go wherever I am needed. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
Asked By: Aaron - 12/18/2007
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You talk about what you *want* to do, but for placements of more than six months, organizations are going to require that you have a lot of experience: a professional skill that would be of value in the developing world and wouldn't take a job away from a local person, the ability to work (read, write and speak) in a... More
Answered By: jcravens42 - 12/19/2007
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really just do any kind of volunteering work, begin at your home city and then move up to like the county, state, country, start off small and change things on the small scale. it will be wondrous just to do any volunteer work regardless of where it is.
Answered By: Allison J - 12/18/2007
There is a US government program called IFESH which sends English teachers to various developing countries including some countries in Africa and South America. You can find out more from their website www.ifesh.org. They take volunteers on a one year commitment, which is probably renewable if you decide you really... More
Answered By: surlygurl - 12/18/2007
You could also try AmeriCorps - it's the same thing as the Peace Corps but in America - the term of service varies but is usually 1 year I believe: http://www.americorps.org/
Answered By: Morganie - 12/18/2007
Just to clarify IFESH is NOT a U.S. government program. It is an NGO (non-governmental organization) which is partially funded by grants from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The U.S. government, through various channels, funds many organizations and projects. The Peace Corps on the other... More
Answered By: RPCV - 12/18/2007
AmeriCorps is a great program in the US (I'm an NCCC volunteer currently) but it's not the same as Peace Corps. Yes we do volunteer work, but it's shorter amounts of time dedicated to different projects. I'm based out of Sacramento and we have 4 phases, roughly 2 months in each location. Right now I'm in Bay St. Louis... More
Answered By: kezito175 - 12/19/2007
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