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Learn from Volunteer Family and Friends | Attend a Panel Event in Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC




6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Richland County Public Library- COOPER BRANCH
5317 N. Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206

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You're inspired to help a community in need overseas. Invite your family and friends to support your Peace Corps journey. Bring your loved ones to a special presentation designed to address the questions and concerns of family and friends. The event will feature family members of Volunteers who will discuss topics such as safety, health, staying in contact, and how Volunteers evolve as a result of their experience. You can also mingle with Peace Corps staff, returned Volunteers, and family members after the panel.  

Please pre-register by clicking the below "Register Now" button at the bottom of this page.   The event is free and open to public.  Please contact Charles Portney  cportney@peacecorps.gov for more information.  

More for Families:  When prospective Volunteers share their plans to apply to the Peace Corps, their family and friends often react with enthusiasm, supporteven admiration. Parents, siblings, and friends are thrilled to see their loved ones follow their dreams.  Read information for families of Volunteers, including how the Peace Corps keeps safety its top priority.

About the Peace Corps: Read more or watch a video about what it's like to be a Volunteer including what Volunteers do, where they go, and the many benefits of Peace Corps service. Or apply now to begin your life-defining experience.  We recommend you submit your application one year in advance of your target departure date so we can match your skills to openings as they become available.

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For questions about this event contact Charles Portney

If you require a reasonable accommodation when attending a Peace Corps event, please contact the recruiter identified in the “for questions about this event” section of the event listing. Please provide the details of the reasonable accommodation you are requesting.

Last updated Dec 17 2013

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