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Old 10-24-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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Why not just apply directly to the CIA?
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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Why not just apply directly to the CIA?
The peace corps doesn't have nearly the same kind of paperwork involved when you have to discharge your weapon for national security. As far as they know you don't even have a firearm!
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:15 PM   #4
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This makes me think of the Tom Hanks movie, "Volunteers"...when he gets on the plane with all the volunteers singing and he says "So THIS is hell." LOL!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:42 PM   #5
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Would be interested in helping - but not willing to risk my life for it. Any places where Peace Corps goes that's safe?
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Would be interested in helping - but not willing to risk my life for it. Any places where Peace Corps goes that's safe?
Putting in my occasional plug for volunteering:

Earthwatch Worldwide - Earthwatch
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:30 AM   #7
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When I first met the village chiefs at my PC assignment site, they basically accused me of being CIA. Why else would anyone have a camera? And why would you hike up the mountainside if you weren't going to the fields for work. Must be planning for an invasion. A little paranoia doesn't mean we sneaky Yanks don't have our eye on all those coconuts.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:58 AM   #8
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:51 AM   #9
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peacecorps2/messages?o=1
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:15 PM   #10
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Oldbabe, that is a private group, FYI. No public access. You could copy/paste an excerpt for us, though.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:54 PM   #11
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Anyone can join the Peace Corps Yahoo group if they are really interested. Lots of applicants post information about the process and there's good information there about that. But no information about actually serving. For that, I'd recommend googling peace corps blogs.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:10 PM   #12
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Earthwatch Worldwide - Earthwatch
I'd second the Earthwatch recommendation - I've done 5 "expeditions" with them. Very well organized and tax deductible. Plus the trips are only for a couple of weeks, so you get to come home before anything nasty develops.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:29 PM   #13
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Id rather help people at home first. But thats just me
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