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Corey Greenwood ( -
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 10:13 pm:   

Hello everyone my name is Corey and I'm a 27 year old graduate in Anthropology from the University of New Orleans. After living through the Katrina aftermath, I realized that not only can I aid others, but people in other countries don't even have what the devastated city of New Orleans currently has. After giving the Peace Corp a thought or two during my undergrad time, I have now come to the conclusion that I am really interested in joining. I do however have a few questions (I also just emailed them to the Dallas recruiter's email so I might get that back soon) that I would like to know before attending the next local recruiting session. If this is posted up somewhere else and I've just missed it, please just direct me to that...any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

1) I have been told that volunteers do not get to select where they go specifically, but do we have the chance of selecting our Top 3 countries we would like to be assigned? I would love to work in the Eastern European block after doing a lot of research on the area during my undergrad studies.

2) Our situation in New Orleans is horrible, even more so now than before I am realizing my desire to join the Peace Corp. Is there any method for speeding along the application process so that someone can quickly be assigned? (Not like overnight, but a couple of months - not the estimated year the website says)
Anonymous ( -
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 6:33 pm:   

I see you posted your questions several months ago. I am curious where you are in the application process. The quickest acceptance from application to departure, (that I know of) was 4 months. The less particular you are of where you go and what you do the quicker you are accepted, unless of course you luck out and get just the right timing. Every country has their own dates when they accept new volunteers. You should easily be able to get into the Eastern European block, it just might take a little longer than you care to wait.
Post again if you can, on your status. You seem to have the right intentions and sound like youll be a good volunteer.

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