I Want to Join the Peace Corps

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 144 People

    My Calling

    Ever since I found out about the Peace Corps, I've wanted to join. So maybe about two years, but I've never stuck with wanting to do something for so long. Around two years ago I was a sophomore in high school, and I discovered that the thing I want to get into most was...
    PsychicVenturer PsychicVenturer
    18-21, F
    Nov 20, 2012

    My mom told me yesterday that

    if I decide to leave she will basically disown me . She said she wouldnt even send me an easter basket . She told me that I would catch something and if I go, don't come back . I was just talking about Central American missionary work .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    I Want To Join After College

     so i can reall say that i made a difference in the world. i have just always wanted to help, i would also like to adopt a kid or two either from america or an impoverished country like africa.In the end, i just want to be remembered as a good person, and i want to make...
    NeverBeenKissed93 NeverBeenKissed93
    22-25, F
    Nov 2, 2009

    Yes, But How?

    I use a wheelchair for mobility...would I still be "of use"? It is a honest question.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Jan 18, 2009

    I have my whole life.

    When I first told my dad, he told me I was a fool. There is no money to be made there. It didn't matter how much I tried to tell him that money wasn't important he drove me farther and farther away from it. My kids are almost grown now, it's been a rough road from when I first...
    SandP SandP
    Mar 1, 2014

    All I Want to Do Is Help

    I am so fortunate to live as I do, and all I want to do is help people for them so they can live all the wonderful lives that they deserve.
    AnonymouslyMe AnonymouslyMe
    3 Responses May 17, 2008

    I'm Applying For Peace Corps

    I am a college senior, and I'm turning in my Peace Corps application in December.  I'm so excited!  I really hope I get in.  Anybody else doing the same thing this year??? I don't know where I would be sent if I were accepted.  I've studied French and Spanish...
    robinette robinette
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 28, 2010


    I've wanted to join since high school. I'm a college sophomore now, studying psychology and Spanish. I'm trying to volunteer a lot in the mean time. Can anyone tell me about the process of applying and being accepted?
    haley1369 haley1369
    18-21, F
    Jun 20, 2012

    I Want To Join But I'm Not Ready Just Yet.

    I would like to join the Peace Corps one day. It would not only be a great experience but I would be able to know what it is like to live in a world that is growing and developing. Just because I was born into America with all the privileges and rights that come with that "honor...
    22-25, M
    Jul 16, 2011

    I Cannot Wait

    I have always felt that need to help others. No matter whom. No matter how young (and poor, so donations were a no-no) I was, I was already crusading for the less fortunate. I currently volunteer with an animal shelter, and with a domestic abuse shelter, and this month I'm...
    WalktwoMoons WalktwoMoons
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2009


    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 19, 2010

    My Life's Ambition

    You know how some people just know what they want to do for the rest of their lives? I've always known I wanted to do something great. I never wanted to be famous or anything like that, I just wanted to be able to impact others. I remember the first time I heard about the...
    starific starific
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2008

    Completing My Online Application....

    After little contemplation- I decided to apply. It didn't take much convincing for me to realize this is the right thing to do. On my app, I stated that I am available Nov. 2010. I could leave at a moments notice, actually, but I guess this will give me some time to prepare. I...
    Sunshyne909 Sunshyne909
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2010

    I Am Joining The Peace Corps!

    I have been on a long and sometimes agonizing journey to my dream of serving in the Peace Corps. After 10 years of aspiring to do so, I applied last January in my senior year of college. I was called for an interview last March. Was nominated last July and am leaving sometime...
    QuEeNy01 QuEeNy01
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    I submitted my application

    and my medical history form and assignment selection. Waiting on the interview but I'm so excited to finally be on my way! I have wanted to join the peace corps since I was a kid but there was always school or a guy or bills. The last two years since I graduated, everything has...
    breadandbutterfly breadandbutterfly
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2014

    I Will, I Can, I Am Determined.

    The past couple days, I have seriously been thinking about joining. Not now, but a few years from now. It's not something you can rush. You have to plan. I'm going to start volunteering like a crazy person this semester. And in the spring semester, I'm transferring out of my...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2009
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