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1964: Bob Arias served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia in Sevilla beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bob Arias can be contacted at FlacoBobayahoodcom
Country of Service: Colombia
Training Group: 18
Cities you served in: Sevilla
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Rural Community Development, under CARE/Peace Corps
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
PC Staff: Puerto Rico, Camp Radley,Language Coordinator, 1966-68. Venezuela, In-Country Training assignment, 1968. APCD/Colombia, 1968-1973. DC Staff for ACTION 1976. CD Argentina and Uruguay 1993-95. Director's Staff after 9/11, Security and Safety, 2002-2003.
All following questions are optional: OK!
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Southern California State Director for ACTION, 1973-76. Los Angeles County Department Head, retired, 1976 -1993. Executive Director, Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA, Polk County, Oregon, 2004 to present. Last year the President awarded me the National Volunteer Service Award presented to me by Peace Corps Deputy Director Jody Olsen.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps changed my life, it was never the same. It has always been that special "fire in my belly" that has kept me involved...the Third Goal keeps us focused!
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Colombia RPCV's...and there 1,000's out there! And anyone that trained at Camp Radley, Puerto Rico between 1966 to 68. We trained mostly for Latin America, but also did one for Malawi!
Any message for returned volunteers?:
You are never an Ex-Volunteer...always a Former or Returned Volunteer! Big difference.
Originally posted: 11/12/2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1964; Peace Corps Colombia; Directory of Colombia RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Colombia RPCVs
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