Experienced, Eager to Serve, Will Travel
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April 2, 2009, The New York Times — Within two days of President Obama’s Inaugural Address, online applications to the Peace Corps spiked, as many Americans responded to the call to serve.
The president’s appeal resonated strongly with many people, including those 55 and older who are flocking to domestic and international volunteer programs. Some are motivated by a desire to do good, others by the weak job market and lagging business. Volunteering is a time-honored way to make contacts, learn skills and burnish a résumé during a career transition.
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