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In the Employment Pages within the Members Only, see the new postings by United Way of Miami-Dade. And City Year Miami needs help from RPCVSF to identify young people (aged 17-24) for paid, 11-month, AmeriCorps positions. Also take a look at: "Go Overseas"


On July 26, RPCVSF went kayaking on the Loxahatchee River, at Riverbend Park. Among the kayakers was an RPCV who completed her service in the Philippines just last week.


What I Wish I Knew

Before Joining the Peace Corps

It’s hard to know what to expect as a Peace Corps Volunteer. So when Jessie Beck was nearing the end of her two years of service in Madagascar as an Education Volunteer, she, along with a few other PCVs reminisced about the things she wish she had known before taking the leap and becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer. Of the ten things she listed, she included:

1. Talk to a returned Peace Corps volunteer
2. You are more likely to impact your community in small ways than large
3. Peace Corps provides you with the essentials
4. Your fellow PCVs will become your family
5. Every Peace Corps experience is different
6. Every Peace Corps country program is run differently

If you are curious to see the full list and add your own voice to the conversation (after all, every Peace Corps experience is different!), you can view Jessie’s original:


on Go Overseas as well as an abridged version, written several months later, on Peace Corps Passport: http://passport.peacecorps.gov/2014/06/16/the-5-things-i-wish-i-had-known-before-joining-peace-corps 

No matter how long ago you volunteered abroad with the Peace Corps, these thoughts are sure to resonate and take you back in time!

(RPCVSF Thanks Jessie for making the above article and links available)



08 Aug 2014 4:45 PM • 335 SE 6th Ave. at Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
05 Sep 2014 5:00 PM • Amoray Resort, Mile Marker 104, Key Largo, FL
14 Sep 2014 5:00 PM • Bay Shore Lutheran Church, 5051 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
19 Sep 2014 6:00 PM • Lagniappe, 3425 N.E. Second Ave., Miami
04 Oct 2014 5:00 PM • Home of Josh Young, 590 NE 121st St., Biscayne Park, FL 33161
25 Oct 2014 10:30 AM • International Game Fish Assocation Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL
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