Older Peace Corps Volunteers

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-10-10-03-am

What’s it like to be an older Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova, in eastern Europe, or in more than 60 other countries around the world?

Not Exactly Retired celebrated its 100th blog post with a special series sharing the experiences of some of Moldova’s older volunteers.

img_8058

Here are the four stories from the series:

Insights and Advice shares what some older Americans have learned in Peace Corps Moldova.

Expect Surprises explores some of the situations and emotions that most surprised them.

Looking to the Future considers how Peace Corps service has changed their life plans.

Carla’s Story shares the story of one older volunteer from Yuma, Arizona.

Are you or someone you know thinking about joining the Peace Corps? You’ll find lots of helpful information on the agency’s main application site, which also offers a website addressing the special concerns of older applicants. If you’re especially interested in Peace Corps Moldova, check out the Peace Corps Moldova Facebook page, which highlights volunteers of all ages.

screen-shot-2016-12-17-at-10-00-34-amYou’ll also find more stories on this blog, Not Exactly Retired, such as Peace Corps After 50, an earlier post that was reprinted on NextAvenue and elsewhere.

We welcome your comments and invite you to subscribe to Not Exactly Retired, which has been chronicling our journey since we left our conventional jobs and American lifestyle in mid-2015 to pursue new lives of adventure and service. Perhaps it will inspire you to consider changes in your own life — or just entertain you. It’s free, and more than 10,000 people have visited. Join the journey!

Thanks to all of the Peace Corps Moldova volunteers who assisted with this series, which was published in December 2016. Unfortunately, we were unable to include all of them. Many of the others have great stories, too. See the Facebook page (above) to read some of them.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Older Peace Corps Volunteers”

  1. Opportunity For a Bright Teaching Career!
    American Language Center (Buiucani) is hiring people willing and able to teach English to students of different ages and backgrounds.

    Qualifications:
    – At ALC Buiucani we pay attention to both formal and informal experience. For this reason we encourage you to apply for the job even if instead of a degree in English language you have a big passion for English!

    We are looking for:
    – Native Speakers of English language be it Fulbright Researchers, Peace Corps volunteers, American and Canadian missionaries, family members of American Embassy employees, etc.

    And we are ALSO looking for:
    – candidates who are not native English speakers but who functioned successfully in an English speaking environment (which means that they lived, worked and/or studied in the USA, the UK, Canada);
    – candidates who are now living temporarily in Moldova and want to do something creative, interesting and challenging;
    – candidates who want to make a difference and want to teach English in an interesting, creative style (not following a traditional school approach).

    Salary:
    – Depends on a candidate’s experience. As we are interested in collaborating with both novice teachers and highly experienced professionals in English, the pay can vary from 60 lei to $10 per 1 academic hour.

    Email your resume to: alcbuiucani@gmail.com or manager@alc-buiucani.com.

    Contact us at: 022 24 33 37 or 067 120 101; 16/2 Ion Creanga Str., Chisinau, Moldova

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s