Senior citizens and the Peace Corps

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Senior citizens and the Peace Corps
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SENIOR


CITIZENS AND THE PEACE CORPS


Opportunities s,


they


say,


are for the


YO'flg,


Opportunities


provided


by the


Peace


Corps


however,


are for everyone.


Already


dozens


of senior


citizens


in the 5


70 age


bracket


are either


overseas


or in training for


Peace


Corps proj


ects.


Peace


Corps


has only


one age limit,


that


a minimum one


you are


thinking


of retirement,


the Peace


Corps may provide a


capstone to

*If you have


*If you


1 your


career.


a needed


are in excelled:


skill...

nt health..


*If you have


a willingness


to share


your


skill


with


others.


Then you may


be able


to make


a significant


contribution


to peace


understanding- --through


the Peace


Corps


A CONTINUING CAREER


As ageless


as the dedi


cated


spirit that


motivates


them,


the senior


citizens who apply for the


Peace


Corps


are reluctant


to see their


experi-


ence


training wasted.


They are


teachers


, nurses,


farmers


health


welfare


authorities,


engineers,


former


servicemen,


vocational experts


skilled


laborers.


They do not


believe


that


date


on the calendar


marks


the point


where


they automatically


change


from highly


skilled


tech-


nicians


or professional


people


to mere


"has


been.


They


share


view


of Mi


Madge


Shipp,


a former


Detroit


teacher


- --












are not enough...To


be of real


benefit


we must


go into the


field and


work with

Madge


the people.


Shipp


s success


can be measured


by the


acclaim of the people


of St.


Lucia


whom


she is helping.


"Your


President must


a wonderful


man,


they told


her,


know


how much good


people


like


can do


Lucia.


Many


older


Volunteers


are also


seasoned


travelers.


Jeanne


Dumras ,


of Reno,

ologist


Nevada,

in India


spent many


before


of her


joining the


62 years

Peace C


as a lecturer and


orps'


soci-


training program for


Pakistan.


Further training


included


three


weeks


' residence


with a


Pakistani


family,


and Bengali


language


training at


the Paki


stani Academy


for Village


Development


in Comilla.


Mr. and Mrs.


Wendell Rolston


of Dundee,


Illinois,


former agri-


cultural

selected


development

to supervise


workers in

the Peace


West Germany,


Corps


Laos


and Poland


rural development


were


project


in the


West


Indies.


of the


senior


Volunteers


have


exceptional


backgrounds


in educa-


tion and


vocational


experience.


Elizabeth D.


Roseberry


has a Ph.D.


home


economics


from Pennsylvania State


University.


Considered an out-


standing authority


on textile


chemistry,


this


former


college


dean joined


the Peace


Corps to


become


a teacher


in Sierra Leone.


Also in Sierra


Leone


Lillian


Hollander,


who was a


teacher


28 years


in the


New Jersey


schools.


Miss Hollander


received her


B.S.
aU


from Rutgers,












sessions and night


school


while


teaching full-time.


HOW THEY FARE IN TRAINING


How do these


older Volunteers


fare


during the


training period,


which


may include


a month


of physical


conditioning


in the Peace


Corps training


camp in Puerto Rico?


Their


record has the


SamE?


ratio of


success


as that


of Volunteers


half their


ages.


More


frequently than not,


their


years


experience


have made


the academic part


of the


training


easier.


In the


physical


conditioning program,


no one


required


to do any


exercise


which he


or she does not


want


to do.


purpose


of the


training


camp


is not designed


to build muscles


but to


build


confidence.


It is not


designed


to test


Volunteer's physical endurance


but to test


ability to adapt


to new problems and


situations.


As Grant


Venn,


Direc-


tor of the


Puerto Rican Training Camp recently told


a new


group of Volun-


teers,


"You are


here


to fight the


ropes


of the obstacle


course


or the


water


or the


rocks.


You are


going to


be fighting yourself,


so don't


worry about


failure,


worry about


your attitude


towards


it...You may not


grow an inch in stature,


we expect


to grow a


lot in self-esteem.


On the


first day


of her


Puerto Rico


training


"Lii"


Hollander told


the swimming


instructor that


she had never


been in water except


in the


bathtub.


Before


"Lii"


left Puerto Rico,


she had


learned


to swim quite


well,


because


she had


confidence


in her


own ability to do it.












responded


to the


urge


to fore sake


retirement


for challenging new


careers


applying


for the


Peace


Corps.


The Peace


Corps accepts


qualified


couples


with no dependents under


A husband and wife


are eligible


if both


can do needed Peace


Corps


jobs


in the


same


project.


Such a


couple


is Mr.


and Mrs.


John C.


Kennedy


of Oberlin,


Ohio,


are now


serving


in the Philippines


as teachers'


aide s.


Mr. Kennedy,


on the administrative


staff


of Oberlin


College


years.


Mrs.


Kennedy,


, taught


kindergarten and


the 6th grade.


Their decision


to join


the Peace


Corps was mutual.


decided


that


if we


didn't


do something now we


never would.


This


a rare


opportunity.


kids are


grown.


We wanted


throwJ


our weight


hands-up attitude
try."


into some peace
that nothing c


proj
would


ect rather than take


done.


We decided


PENSIONS ARE NOT
I- I I


AFFECTED


Persons


serving


as Volunteers


for the


Peace


Corps may


continue


receive


the full amount


of any pension


to which


they may


be entitled.


pension


is not reduced


by reason


of any remuneration received


from


the Peace


Corps,


although


the Volunteers will


be expected


to live


overseas


on the adequate


living allowances provided


by the


Peace


Corps.


GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS


General


qualifications


senior


Volunteers


include


a skill needed


was











by the


host


country,


sound health,


emotional


stability,


willingness


to work with


other people...initiative...and a desire


serve.


There


no upper age


limit.


Married


couples


are eligible


if they


both qualify and have no dependent


children under


Intensive


training


is provided Volunteers


both in


the U. S.


and in


the host


countries.


Some


assignments require


foreign


language ability.


But in most


instances,


you need not know a foreign language


before


applying for


service.


Language


instruction


is included


in the training,


along with studies


in the history and


culture


of the


country to which


you are


assigned.


Length of


service


is two years,


including training.


Volunteers


receive


allowances


to cover food,


clothing,


housing,


medical


care and


incidentals...plus a


termination


payment


of $1800 based


on $75


for each


month


of service.


How do you apply?


By filling out a Peace


Corps


Volunteer Questionnaire,


available


from your


Post Office,


Congressman


or Senator,


or from the


Peace


Corps,


Washington


D.C.









OPPORTUNITY


IES


The following list gives an idea of
various overseas countries. (This
requesting Peace Corps Volunteers.)


the types of skills requested
is a partial list of countries


CAMEROON
Art teachers
Commercial teachers


English
Guidanc
Mathema
Physica
Road bu
Science
Social


ECUADOR
Animal husbandman
Agricultural extension


teachers
counsellors
ics teachers
education teachers
Riders
teachers


workers


CEYLON
Home economics teachers
Mathematics teacher s
Physical education teachers

CHILE
Camp directors
Carpenters
Home economics teachers
Nursery teachers
Recreation workers
Registered nurse s
Social workers


COSTA RICA
English
Guidance
Science
Chemistr
English


teachers (H.S.)
counsellors
teachers(H.S.)
y teachers (University)
teachers (University)


EL SALVADOR
Agricultural college
Agricultural extensi
Animal husbandman
Economist
Farm mechanics
Home economics teach
Horticulturist


teachers
on workers


ers


workers


Horticulturist
Home economist
Hygienist
Manual arts teachers
Rural sociologist

ETHIOPIA
Child care workers
Commercial teacher
English teacher
Home economics teacher
Home nursing instructor
Kindergarten teachers
Medical clinicians


GHANA
Auto mechanics
Building trades instructors
Electrical workers
Farm mechanics
Mechanical engineers
Radio & TV repairmen
Refrigerator & AC technician
Welders
Woodworking trades instructor


INDIA
Agricultural extension
Agronomist
Drainage specialist
Farm building architect
Farm mechanic
Farm manager
Poultry husbandman


workers


IVORY COAST
English teachers
Home economics teachers
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IRAQ
Agricultural mechanics
Agronomists
English teachers
Farm manager
Home economics teachers
Horticulturist
Irrigation specialist
Livestock & poultry workers
Physical education teachers


NIGERIA
Biology teachers
Chemistry teachers
English (language) teachers
English (literature) teachers
French teachers
Geography teachers
German teachers
Latin teachers
Mathematics teachers
Physics teachers


LIBERIA
Commercial teachers
Elementary teachers
English teachers
Geography teachers
Guidance counsellors
Home economics teachers
Health & physical education
Mathematics teachers
Science teachers
Vocational agriculture teac]


MALAYA
Auto mechanics
Biology teachers
Business teachers
Cost accountants
Civil engineers
Diesel heavy duty oper
Doctors
Draftsmen
Electricians
Geography teachers
Machinists
Mathematics teachers
Physics teachers
Radio & TV repairmen
Registered nurses
Road builders
School construction supe

NEPAL
General science teachers
Home economics teachers
Machine shop teachers


PERU


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Agronomist
Animal husbandmen
Art-Music teacher
Auto mechanic
Carpenter
English teachers
Farm mechanics
Home economics te
Horticulturists
Irrigation assist
Metal workers
Registered nurses
Sociologist


(University)


achers


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SIERRA LEONE
Art teachers
Auto mechanics
Carpenter
Commercial teacher
English teacher
French teachers
General science teachers
Geography teachers
History teachers
Home economics teachers
Latin teachers
Mathematics teachers
Music teachers
Physical education teach
School building construct
Surveyor roads
Village water supply exp


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SOMALIA
Carpenter
Commercial teachers
English teachers
General science teachers
Machinists
Masons
Mathematics teachers
Teacher training specialists

TOGO


Auto mechanics
Community development
Dental hygienist
Dentists
Doctors
English teachers
Fisheries (commercial)
Health aides
Laboratory technician
Pharmacists
Public health nurse
Registered nurse
Sanitary aides
Social workers


OTHER SKILLS REQUESTED BY OTHER
Agricultural engineering
Anthropologi st
Bacteriologist
Dairy husbandmen
Entomologist
Foresters
4-H Club workers
General farmers
Health education workers
Home demonstration workers
Plumbers
Sanitary engineers
Soil analysts
Town planners
Tailors
Vaccination assistants
Veterinarians
Well drillers


worker


TUNISIA
Architects
Building construction
Diesel operators
Physical education te
Road builders


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