Peace Corps Rep Talks about Volunteering Overseas to Students

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Peace Corps representatives recently paid Grand Valley State University a visit to talk to its students about volunteer work abroad.

Not sugar-coating their experience, Peace Corps volunteers deal with rigorous 24-hour volunteer jobs - an extreme experience albeit a positive one. The speakers emphasized that the benefit of the organization is immense, both to the volunteer and the communities in which they are placed.

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Federal Programs Related to - Volunteer Training & Placement

Programs that provide training and placement services for volunteers. Volunteer Action Centers; Volunteer Bureaus; Volunteer Tax Assistance Program; VTAP

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