This weekend was beyond chaotic, here is Saturday's special post two days late :)
This Saturday post is very special because it is part announcement part informative. I will start by saying that I have been thinking about volunteering for the Peace Corps ever since I first heard of the program in high school. Well I have decided to volunteer when I graduate from college! It's a big commitment and my family has supported my decision whole heartedly. I will now begin volunteering to work with at-risk youth (one of many areas countries are seeking volunteers) to start my work. Well that's my big announcement! If you haven't heard of Peace Corps. or aren't quite sure of what it consists of, please keep reading!
Peace Corps. is a government program that provides volunteers from many fields to countries that request them. The volunteer spends two years in the host nation working with (and helping) locals in different fields. The different fields include health, agriculture, technology, community development, and many more! This program was "started" in 1960 (50th anniversary!) officially in 1961 and since then nearly 200,000 volunteers have served in 139 host nations. I hope to join them in 2012! :D