The Auburn University Office of International Programs has partnered with the Peace Corps to bring the first dedicated recruiter for the international development program to the state of Alabama.
The Peace Corps has been a leader in international development and citizen diplomacy for more than 50 years across more than 140 countries with more than 220,000 current and returned volunteers. Since Peace Corps’ inception in 1961, Auburn has produced more than 300 volunteers.
Amanda grew up and graduated high school in Murfreesboro, TN. In 2004 she moved to Alabama to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English Language Arts Education from Auburn University. She graduated in 2008 and began teaching 9th and later 10th grade English at Beauregard High School.
In 2011, Amanda began her application process with the United States Peace Corps and was invited to serve in Burkina Faso in 2012. Though her official invitation stated she would be a non-formal girls’ education volunteer, Amanda taught English as a Second Language, served on the Community Health and AIDS Taskforce and Peer Support and Diversity Network, helped organize and facilitate two youth camps, and led several health awareness projects.
After completing her service in 2014, Amanda earned a TEFL certification from the International TEFL Academy’s Nicaragua campus, and stayed for a year teaching English at a private international school, as well as leading classes for adults in the evenings and on weekends. Amanda also worked for the ITA Nicaragua school as a practicum observer for student teachers. Amanda is currently serving as a Peace Corps campus recruiter at Auburn University and is pursuing a Masters degree in English for Speakers of Other Language.
Amanda’s open office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4pm in Foy 235A.
To schedule an appointment or request information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (334)-844-8291.
Peace Corps periodically updates the open volunteer positions on their website so that applicants may browse by region, language, sector, etc. Some openings have a small icon next to them that indicate they are “featured”. These openings represent high need areas that are looking for qualified applicants soon. Check out these openings and get started on your application today!
The government of Samoa is eager to boost English literacy & numeracy teaching and learning capacity in Samoan Primary Schools. The Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (MESC) has requested the assistance of Peace Corps to help reach this goal. Peace Corps Volunteers therefore work in Samoan primary schools to promote the capacity of students and teachers to become proficient English literacy learners and educators. (Read more)
By working alongside the people of The Gambia, Volunteers serving as Community Gardening and Agroforestry Facilitator will have the opportunity to improve food security in rural communities through these core activities:
Peace Corps has a rich history in Guinea. The first Volunteers arrived in Guinea in 1963 and they have been working in the Health sector since 1990. Your work as a Public Health Educator will empower health care workers, individuals and communities to reduce maternal, neonatal, and child morbidity and mortality.
Public Health Educators are assigned to communities in or near rural health centers. As a Volunteer, you will form strong collaborative partnerships with community members to provide training on preventative maternal and child health through home visits, the development of health care workers, and the promotion of the use of health facilities. (Read more)
Students who express an interest in Peace Corps and are interested in getting involved now (before graduation) may consider a year of service as a campus ambassador. Campus Ambassadors serve as Peer-to-Peer Networking Experts:
Get more information and check out the Campus Ambassador photo contest results here!
Decide on your availability and your earliest start date. You’ll want to pursue options that fit within that time frame.
Check out our “Featured Openings” and other open volunteer positions on our website. Each opening will have more information on required skills, language, living conditions, and volunteer duties. Peruse several positions to find one that’s right for you.
Contact the recruiter. Email email@example.com or call (334)-844-8291 to schedule a one-on-one Q&A or check out our calendar to find a recruiting event.
Fill out the application online. You may choose to apply for a specific post, or you can apply to go anywhere based on your availability. The application portal will ask for a resume, three references, and a writing sample. You will also complete a self-reported Health History Form, so that Peace Corps can match you to opportunities that fit your needs as well as your skills and expertise.
Once your application advances, you may be contacted for a Skype interview with a placement officer in Washington, D.C.