The Peace Corps Descriptive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Peace Corps
An overview of the Peace Corps' organization and the charitable work involved.
# 118337 | 1,425 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 22, 2010 in Political Science (Government Agencies) , Sociology (Welfare)

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The paper discusses how the Peace Corps has grown tremendously since its onset in the early 60s and now address AIDS education, environmental protection and information technology and business development in third world countries. The paper looks at other private and church organizations that do the same kind of charitable work but points out several differences between these organizations. The paper then explains the many benefits of becoming and working as a Peace Corps volunteer.

From the Paper:

"First, since the initial invitation by Kennedy to a relatively small group of Michigan college students, the number of volunteers has grown tremendously since the agency's official opening on March 1, 1961. It is said that a total of 182,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited by 138 countries to work worldwide. At the onset, 5,000 volunteers were originally sent abroad to help communities with basic education, health care, building small forms of shelter as well as plant seeds to help improve a community's agricultural situation. The more current issues that have needed attention range from AIDS education, environmental protection and information technology and business development. In 2003 President Bush committed 1,000 new Peace Corps volunteers to helping out with his HIV/AIDS act."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Mission Connections. Retrieved April 23, 2006 from
  • Mormon Missionaries. Retrieved April 22, 2006 from
  • Peace Corps. Retrieved April 22, 2006 from

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"The Peace Corps" 22 January 2010. Web. 24 August. 2019. <>