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New program to encourage hiring of Peace Corps (and AmeriCorps) alumni

September 15, 2014

So this might be of interest to anyone still on the fence about the benefits of the Peace Corps (spoiler alert – I’m in favor of it). President Obama announced a new initiative to encourage employers to hire alumni of the programs – “Citizens who perform national service are special. You want them on your team.” he said. Awww.

Read about it here.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Todor Ivanov permalink
    September 16, 2014 1:50 pm

    Hi, and what about non-US citizens?

    • September 16, 2014 7:01 pm

      They’re SOL for the Peace Corps. Depending on where you’re from though, VSO is well worth a look.

      • Todor Ivanov permalink
        September 17, 2014 4:08 am

        Thanks Nick, could you please explain what is SOL and VSO. I googled them but couldn’t find anything. Thanks.

      • September 17, 2014 1:30 pm

        Sorry – TLAs without explaining them… SOL stands for unfortunately not able to apply, and VSO is the British Voluntary Service Overseas – they take non-British volunteers.
        Hope that helps!

      • Todor Ivanov permalink
        September 17, 2014 6:30 pm

        Thank you 🙂

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