Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

December 2010


Doane Perry

Name: 
Doane Perry
Country of Service: 
Uganda
Years of Service: 
1966 – 1969

Being in the Peace Corps helped turn Doane into an Africa lover.

Doane Perry was a high school history teacher in Uganda from 1966 – 1969. Being in the Peace Corps helped turn Doane into an Africa lover. As a volunteer, he worked on the side of Mt. Elgon, a 14000 foot volcano and in beautiful Kampala. He spent his vacations in Rwanda, on Mount Kilimanjaro, in Dar es Salaam, on the Kenyan coast and traveling around Uganda. Peace Corps had even more of an effect on Doane once he returned to the United States. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, he became involved in advocacy and policy and joined returned Peace Corps groups such as National Peace Corps Association, Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Friends of Uganda and RPCVs for Environment and Development.

 

Callie McDermott, Environmental Volunteer sticky icon

Name: 
Callie McDermott
Country of Service: 
Peru
Program: 
Community-Based Environmental Volunteer
Years of Service: 
2008 - 2010

Callie's favorite moments were with her host family- cooking with her host mom, helping her siblings read and brewing beer with her dad

Callie McDermott was a community based environmental volunteer in Peru from 2008 – November 2010. Callie became interested in joining the Peace Corps when she was thirteen and one of her cousins became a Peace Corps volunteer.  As a volunteer, Callie worked on waste management, environmental health and environmental education. Many of Callie's favorite moments in Peru were with her host family, cooking guinea pig with her host mom, helping her young siblings learn to read, and brewing fermented corn beer, or "chicha," with her host dad. Overall, Callie feels that Peace Corps has made her more confident and given her a chance to really learn about her own strengths and weaknesses.

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