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Family and Friends Guide

(published in August 2012)

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Family and Friends Guide

(published in August 2012)

This booklet is designed to help answer the most frequently asked questions and provide information that can facilitate a supportive role in the Volunteers' success. The love and encouragement from folks "back home" is tremendously helpful for Volunteers as they embark on the experience of a lifetime.

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On the Homefront

(published in October 2006)

In this resource for families and friends of Peace Corps Volunteers, you'll learn everything from what it's like to serve overseas to tips on keeping in touch with Volunteers.

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Last updated Dec 03 2015

Emergency 24-hour
telephone number

855.855.1961, ext. 1470
or 202.692.1470

This line is staffed by the Peace Corps Counseling and Outreach Unit (COU) and they can:

  • notify a Volunteer of an emergency (e.g. critical illness or death of a family member)
  • respond to family questions about a Volunteer's status
  • supply an update about civil unrest or a natural disaster in the host country
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