Peace Corps: Virginia Among Top Volunteer States

By: AP
By: AP

December 11, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Peace Corps says Virginia ranks 10th among states in the number of people who volunteer to serve.

The program currently has 267 Virginia residents. California led the nation with 973 residents currently in the program. Virginia ranked 9th last year.

Volunteer projects relate to agriculture, economic development, education, environment, health and youth development.

The Peace Corps was established 52 years ago by President John F. Kennedy to promote service and understanding around the world.

Since the Corps' founding, more than 7,240 Peace Corps volunteers from Virginia have served in 139 countries.


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