Peace Corps’ Virtual Service provides U.S. citizens with the unique opportunity to donate their professional skills and remotely support counterparts abroad. Early pilot participants were returned Peace Corps Volunteers, five of whom were also AmeriCorps alumni. These dedicated individuals share why there’s no set or linear path when it comes to serving communities.
I find myself at a strange and exciting transition moment in my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. The shock I felt arriving in my final site, and the shock I’m sure more than a few of my neighbors felt at meeting a random American, has long since faded away.
Applying to serve with the Peace Corps comes with a lot of questions, especially for historically underrepresented populations. Here to answer some of these questions is Waldemar Robles, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Morocco from 2013-2015.
Just over two years ago, in February 2017, my wife Jacqueline and I booked flights to Morocco to spend 10 days exploring the country. Morocco had been on our radar of places to visit, so when the opportunity presented itself, we jumped on it.