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Peace Corps Alternatives: Other Ways To Volunteer
Originally posted at GO! Overseas.
What you need to know:
- Peace Corps is not for everyone, but this doesn't mean you can't volunteer abroad. There are plenty of alternatives!
- Alternatives can be broken down into separate categories to address your needs
I worked at Peace Corps headquarters throughout college and for a few years after, and during that time, was taught a good amount about what volunteers do and why they join.
I also learned some common reasons why people forego volunteering through Peace Corps—whether they’re testing the waters before jumping in, or even if this particular avenue just isn’t right for them...