Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Recruiter: Brett Heimann

Name: Brett Heimann
Country of Service: Togo, 2009-11
Assignment: Girls’ Education & Empowerment volunteer
Recruitment Territory: Wisconsin Continue reading “Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Recruiter: Brett Heimann”

Chippewa Falls, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Cameroon

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Valerie Ruth Nelson, 22, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Cameroon Sept. 11 to begin training as a health volunteer. Nelson will make a difference teaching public health in classrooms as well as working in local health clinics to develop health education and outreach programs.

“I’ve always been drawn to the idea of service in the Peace Corps — sustainable volunteering for an extended period of time, the integration of a volunteer into a totally different culture halfway across the world, and the dual learning process between the volunteers and their communities,” Nelson said. Continue reading “Chippewa Falls, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Cameroon”