Since 1961, the Peace Corps has provided a service opportunity for motivated individuals to visit communities abroad and create long-lasting change. In keeping with Phi Kappa Phi's mission of being in service to others, the two organizations have partnered to highlight the skills that Society members have to contribute to Peace Corps service. Join us online for a panel discussion on Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. CT to hear from Peace Corps volunteers who are also Phi Kappa Phi members.
Though Peace Corps service asks a lot of its volunteers, it also has a lot to give. Your service to others reaps countless rewards that can also advance your studies and career. Not only can you immerse yourself in a new culture and learn a new language, but you can have the experience of a lifetime.
Randi Dermo is a Phi Kappa Phi member and Peace Corps volunteer. "I feel both organizations are dedicated to service and attract individuals with a strong curiosity about the world. Like Phi Kappa Phi, Peace Corps offers people of all ages the opportunity to use their knowledge to serve others, and to gain further experience and skills abroad, which can then benefit their communities at home," she said. "By attending this event, I hope that honor society members will gain a deeper understanding of Peace Corps’ mission, how its values overlap with those of Phi Kappa Phi, and how they, too, can potentially serve others as Peace Corps volunteers.”
The benefits for volunteers last through your time in service and well beyond. While serving abroad, volunteers receive housing, a stipend, health and dental benefits and more. When returning home, volunteers have the opportunity to bring their newly-gained skills into the work force, as well as access Peace Corps career support, networking and graduate school benefits.
Want to hear more and see how Peace Corps service can make an impact on your own life and the world at large? Visit the Peace Corps website at www.peacecorps.gov or join us at the panel discussion on Oct. 20 by registering at this link today.