Peace Corps Week Info Session

Where: Willamette Hall 110

Peace Corps Week: February 23-March 1, 2013

Peace Corps Week celebrates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service.

This year, Peace Corps invites current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers to get involved in Peace Corps Week 2014 by participating in our Video Challenge and/or Classroom Challenge. Each challenge, designed to support Peace Corps’ Third Goal of sharing other cultures with Americans, starts on January 1 and continues through the end of Peace Corps Week on March 1. Follow the links below to learn how you can participate in one or both of these exciting efforts.

UO Peace Corps representative Laurette Garner will be facilitating a Panel Discussion and story share, on February 25 from 6-7:30pm in Willamette Hall 110, with three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers that will be followed by an extensive Question and Answer portion. I will also be conducting an Application Writing Workshop on February 26th from 6-7:30pm also in Willamette Hall 110. 

Peace Corps will also be participating in the Internship, Summer Job and Volunteer Fair that is put on through the U of O Career Center on February 25 from 12-4pm in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom. As I am sure you know,  Peace Corps is an amazing international service opportunity where American citizens have the chance to gain the experience of a lifetime through service. Peace Corps is currently looking to fill programs departing in late 2014 and early 2015; and now is the best time for your students to actively start filling out their Peace Corps applications.