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Peace Corps Week Event at University of Alabama - Birmingham: Peace Corps Volunteers: Past, Present, and Future

University Of Alabama - Birmingham




6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Spencer Honors House
Birmingham, AL 35294


Travel the world through the eyes of international Volunteers at UAB's Peace Corps Week event. Peace Corps' unique heritage continues to inspire and, since 1961, 210,000+ Americans have served in the Peace Corps, working in 139 countries and making a difference every day.  

Attend this special event to hear about Peace Corps Volunteers of the past: A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Alabama State Senator Arthur Orr, will speak about his experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer and share how that shaped his current career path. A currently serving Peace Corps Volunteer will speak about her present experience in Guatemala via Skype in real time and be available to answer your questions. We will conclude with a Peace Corps Invitee who will depart to begin his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Columbia this year. After hearing these inspiring stories Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Regional Recruiter, Emily Whitfield, will share how you can make Peace Corps a part of your future! Have your questions answered and talk with local Peace Corps staff about the application process.

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. The best way to know if you qualify for Peace Corps service is to apply.  Submit an online application NOW to be considered for programs departing before September 2014! 

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For questions about this event contact Emily Whitfield

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Last updated Feb 28 2014