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YOUR FUTURE IN SERVICE WORK

Rhea Harrison

Kiara Richardson

Robert Bergeron

OPTIONS FOR SERVICE WORK

• Red Cross: Educating on life saving skills. (Here or abroad)

• Teacher to underprivileged children or prostituted women in India.

• Teach abroad with the Peace Corp.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS• The American Red Cross exists to

provide care to the ones in need. Its network is made up of volunteers, workers, and generous donors. These people work diligently to help people from suffering from whatever obstacle that has been placed in their lives. They work here in the United States and all around the world in these key areas: Disaster relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health & Safety Services, and International Services.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

Pros

• Possibility to help in America

• Established respected organization

• Teach life saving skills

Cons

• Low pay

• Not completely using teaching skills

• Not furthering your education

There are no qualifications needed to work at the American Red Cross because they train you on all of the lifesaving skills they teach.

TEACHING IN INDIA

TEACHING IN INDIA (OVERVIEW)

• Prostitution in India is legal.

• Birth rate (number of births per women, fertility rate) was 5.96 before contraception, and 2.59 after contraception.

• 35.47% of women enter prostitution before age of 18. (Ministry of Women and Child Development, 2007)

• Very poor schooling in developing countries.

TEACHING IN INDIA

Pros

• Would not lack opportunity.

• Expand global knowledge. (Language, etc.)

Cons

• Dangerous Environment

• Have to get an outside sponsor

• Unpaid

PEACE CORPS

THE UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS

• Founded in 1961

• Over 215,000+ volunteers and trainees to date

• Served in 139 countries

Fields of service range from teaching to economic development to agriculture to health.

“I learned many things during my two year service, but the most important is that there is always someone who can benefit from your support and help, but you will always come out of the experience having learned more than you imagined about yourself and the world.”

- English Teacher (Former Employee), Panama, November 2013

PEACE CORPS

Pros• Serving the less fortunate

• Using your degree to help better the world

• Receive financial aid

• Gain global knowledge/ perspective

• Options: can partner with 80 colleges

• Advantages in Federal Employment

Cons

• Potential for physical danger

• Loneliness

PEACE CORPS

The Peace Corps offers programs for graduate students that allow them to further their studies through international service work.

• Masters International

• Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

PEACE CORPS

Peace Corps Masters International

Under the Masters International program, graduate students spend one year at their respective campus and two years conducting teaching and service abroad. Students then return to complete their degree.

PEACE CORPS

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Returning volunteers will be eligible foe financial assistance at over 80 partner schools through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

Students in the Fellows program serve in an internship related to their field, in a deserving local community.

Upon completion of Peace Corp service, lifetime eligibility is secured for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program.

PEACE CORPS

As a volunteer for the Peace Corps you will be using your teaching skills to improve the lives of the less fortunate while simultaneously furthering your own education.

The style of service work you would get into varies upon your field of study.

The opportunity to partner with a renowned organization and gain real life experience makes volunteering for the Peace Corps a tempting option.

PEACE CORPS

• Current Number of volunteers:

• Gender:

• Average Age of volunteer:

7,209

Female:63% Male: 37%

28.7

* 40% of volunteers are in Education

Preferred Recommendation

Peace Corps

So Alexandria, get out there and challenge yourself to make a difference! Take action and begin, as they say,

“The toughest job you’ll ever love.”

BIBLIOGRAPHY• “Graduate Programs.” Peace Corps. N.p., n.d Web. 3 Sept. 2014. 

http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/graduate/

• “Fast Facts.” Peace Corps. N.p., n.d Web. 3 Sept. 2014. http://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/about/pc_facts.pdf

• “Education Assignments.” Peace Corps. N.p., n.d Web. 3 Sept. 2014. http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/whatvol/edu_youth/assignments/

• “Peace Corps Employer Reviews.” Peace Corps Employee Reviews. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Sept. 2014. Peace Corps Employee Reviews | Indeed.com

BIBLIOGRAPHY• "Peace Corps at Morgan State University." Morgan State University. N.p., n.d.

Web. 4 Sept. 2014. <http://www.morgan.edu/administration/international_affairs/peace_corps.html>.

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• "Red Cross Blood Drive « Barclay College." Red Cross Blood Drive « Barclay College. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Sept. 2014. <http://www.barclaycollege.edu/red-cross-blood-drive/>.

• "American Red Cross Central Valley: First Aid & CPR For Everyone." American Red Cross Central Valley: First Aid & CPR For Everyone. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Sept. 2014. <http://arccentralvalley.blogspot.com/2010/11/first-aid-cpr-for-everyone.html>.

BIBLIOGRAPHY• "A Thousand Things to do Before you Die." A Thousand Things to do

Before you Die. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Sept. 2014. <http://sites.psu.edu/cailynkreitz/2013/03/28/20-join-the-peace-corps/>.

• "Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)." Data. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Sept. 2014. <http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.DYN.CBRT.IN>.

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