Meet Your Peace Corps Recruiter: Jessica Vig


Name:  Jessica Vig
Country of Service:  South Africa, 2007-2009
Assignment: Community Health
Recruitment Territory:  Downstate and Western Illinois

My husband, Paul, and I served as a married couple in a small, rural community in South Africa.  As we returned to the U.S., hoping to share our stories with family and friends back home, we found that photographs provided a medium to discuss our joys and challenges.

Here is a ‘snippet’ of our service—themes, learnings, and ultimately, human to human connections—through pictures. Continue reading “Meet Your Peace Corps Recruiter: Jessica Vig”

Brookfield, Ill., resident begins Peace Corps service in Nicaragua


Joseph Daniels, 22, of Brookfield, Ill., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Nicaragua August 13 to begin training as an environmental education volunteer. Daniels will make a difference promoting environmental awareness activities such as wastewater management, recycling, environmental youth clubs, and park management.

“I have always loved to volunteer,” Daniels said. Continue reading “Brookfield, Ill., resident begins Peace Corps service in Nicaragua”