Is the Peace Corps in My Future?
I’ve been thinking about the Peace Corps for a few months now. As I write this I’m trying to remember how the idea of even looking into the Peace Corps came into my life. I’m at a lost, but I do know that I’m considering applying in the future.
Joining is a major commitment. You have to make about a 27 month commitment which means you will have to volunteer/work in a foreign country for that amount of time. Doing this doesn’t mean you will never see your family or friends. It is almost like moving to a new city, but you would most likely have to get on a plane to be with your family. There are tons of locations and different jobs. As a Peace Corps member you are basically a resident of that city. You are paid the average salary and you work everyday.
Reasons why I’m considering:
- Giving back and being a world humanitarian
- To live in a foreign country
- To learn or perfect a second language (hopefully spanish)
- To make a difference in the lives of others
- To live life in a space of service to others and the world
- Finally, it sounds fun, educational and adventurous
Being a Peace Corps Volunteer will give me the opportunity to “Live, Learn and work with a community overseas.”
Don’t be surprised if I one day announce that I’ve received my Peace Corps assignment and will be spending the next 27 months in a new country.
This is the volunteer video that explains more about the program:
What do you think of the idea of joining the Peace Corps or a similar organization?