FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, April 13, 2000
Peace Corps Salutes Thousands of Volunteers During National Volunteer Week; Recruiter C.D. Glin featured in online discussion on Friday, April 14 at 2 pm EST
Washington, D.C., April 13—The Peace Corps is proud to observe National Volunteer Week this week and National Youth Service Day on Friday, April 16-17, by saluting nearly 7,000 current volunteers and the more than 155,000 Americans who have joined the Peace Corps since 1961.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, Peace Corps Regional Recruiter C.D. Glin will be a featured guest on a washingtonpost.com online discussion on Friday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. Glin, who was among the first group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in South Africa from 1997-1999, will address volunteerism and the Peace Corps experience.
President Clinton has proclaimed April 9-15 as National Volunteer Week, an opportunity for Americans to thank the millions of volunteers who work to improve people\'s communities and quality of life in ways large and small. And April 16-17 is the 11th annual National Youth Service Day, an annual education campaign to celebrate the ongoing contributions made by young people through volunteering and service.
Glin\'s online discussion follows the successful debut of Peace Corps Malawi Country Director Terry Murphree last Friday. The transcript of Murphree\'s discussion, addressing Peace Corps efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, is still accessible at washingtonpost.com.
Today Peace Corps volunteers serve in 77 countries around the world, working to fight hunger, prevent the spread of AIDS, protect the environment, teach children, promote health and nutrition, and start small businesses. Since 1961, the Peace Corps\' inaugural year, volunteers have served in 134 countries.
Click here to read a transcript of C.D. Glin\'s online discussion
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