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Peace Corps Looking For Volunteers

Last updated on Thursday, January 24, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) - The Peace Corps will make a special visit to IU’s Bloomington campus this week.

Laura Fonseca, regional recruiter for Kentucky and southern Indiana, says the Peace Corps is "a federal agency that sends paid volunteers to areas of high need."

Fonseca says the group shares American culture with the areas abroad and bring the cultures from abroad back home to the United States.

Students can visit the Peace Corps booth tonight at the Career Fair in Willkie Auditorium and talk to the representatives personally about starting a career and the application process.

Students can meet one-on-one with a Peace Corps representative Friday during the on-campus office hours that will be 9-11 a.m. in the Career Development Center.

Those interested in applying for the Peace Corps can begin by applying online at peacecorps.gov. The entire application process generally takes between nine and 12 months.

Fonseca says it takes that long to make sure an applicant has an understanding of the core values of the Peace Corps and finding the perfect match for participants.

The Peace Corps looks for the most dedicated applicants to join.

A complete list of the events and descriptions can be found at peacecorps.gov/meet/events/?state=16&keyword_search=Bloomington.

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