How to Double Peace Corps This Year

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By Anonymous ( on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 9:22 pm: Edit Post

Peace Corps has stated that Community College Students are priorities. It has also set up B.A. and Master's programs. Peace Corps simply needs to open up the United Nations portion of Peace Corps (UNV and UNDP) to these students and volunteers. Creating more UN programs would very easily double the size of Peace Corps and allow these students and volunteers the opportunities they deserve.

It is difficult to take Peace Corps seriously when it will not develop United Nations programs for Peace Corps Volunteers.

By RPCV ( - on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 11:37 pm: Edit Post

What? The UN creates UN volunteer programs. PC currently administrates US participation in the UN Volunteer program on behalf of the USG and UN. The UN sets the qualifications for UNVs. And UNVs are specialists / experts for the most part, with substantial experience and education. PC does, on the other hand, provide volunteer opportunities for inexperienced generalists. So, start there if you don't have the qualifications to become a UNV (Community college is not the emphasis, but rather a source as has been the case for many years before the latest "initiative").

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