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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Peace Corps 
Answer/Pointer: Peace Corps 1111 Twentieth Street, NW Washington, DC 20526 (202) 692-2000 See: US Government Manual R 353 Uni (latest Ready Reference) All you need is love: the Peace Corps and the spirit of the 1960s, by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman 361.6 Cob (c1998) Appendix contains Peace Corps data and statistics. Problem Box under Peace Corps for list of directors up thru 1995. Volunteers must be U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, and in good health. Volunteers serve 27 months: 3 in training, 24 on duty. Most positions require eith a B.A., B.S., or comparable on-the-job experience. Average compensation of volunteers depends on country and local (urban or rural) and is set at subsistence level. In addition, volunteers receive $200 per month (up to a total of $5,400, subject to federal tax) posted to a U.S. bank for use upon return home as a readjustment allowance. Vacation time: 48 days over two years. Volunteers may request a geographical region but are not guaranteed any country or continent, since placements depend upon country requests and volunteer applications. Average application period: 9 to 12 months. Source: "All you need is love" book listed above. 
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