Marshallville, Ohio native begins Peace Corps service in Zambia

mcendreJeff McEndree, 25, of Marshallville, Ohio, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Zambia on Feb. 8 to begin training as a rural aquaculture promotion volunteer. McEndree will live at the community level to build and manage fish ponds to increase production and income. He will also train farmers on site selection processes, pond construction and harvesting and management practices. He will also assist farmers on marketing, record keeping and planning skills to better run their businesses.

“When I received my invitation, it kind of just blew me away,” McEndree said. “I was extremely excited. I think I re-read the invitation email three or four times to confirm I was actually invited. It was an incredible experience.” Continue reading “Marshallville, Ohio native begins Peace Corps service in Zambia”

Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Regional Recruiter: Annabel Khouri


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Video: Peru Peace Corps Volunteer invites community members to share their stories

Chelsea Wolpert, a Republic, Ohio, native and University of Akron grad, has been making a difference as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru since June 2013. In this video, she lets the people she has been living and working alongside for the past year describe their country in their own words.

 

Republic, Ohio, resident begins Peace Corps service in Peru

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Chelsea Wolpert, 22, of Republic, Ohio, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Peru June 7 to begin training as a youth development volunteer. Wolpert will make a difference living and working in a community to help develop activities that promote self-esteem, career planning, and healthy lifestyles.

“I have always been interested in other cultures, languages and the idea of helping people abroad, but the interest became deeper upon my experience at the University of Akron,” Wolpert said. “I learned more about the Peace Corps through blogs and knew it was a good fit for me.” Continue reading “Republic, Ohio, resident begins Peace Corps service in Peru”