• Vt. 1st in Peace Corps volunteers
    December 13,2012
     

    MONTPELIER — Peace Corps officials say Vermont is continuing with its ranking as the top state for the per capita production of Peace Corps volunteers.

    Officials announced the rankings Wednesday.

    Only the District of Columbia has a higher ranking in the production of volunteers.

    The same rankings found that New Hampshire ranked fourth and Maine eighth.

    The Peace Corps’ Northeast Regional office manager Brian Melman says the region has a culture of involvement and community engagement.

    Since the Peace Corp was created more than 50 years ago, 1,453 Vermonters have served as volunteers across the country.

    The Peace Corps currently operates in 139 countries across the world with volunteers working in development programs as varied as HIV-AIDS education to information technology.

    MORE IN Vermont News
    MONTPELIER — Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna, a frequent legal commentator for... Full Story
    Noted legal commentator dies at 48
    SACO, Maine — A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children... Full Story
    When Trevor Thomas and his black Lab, Tennille, finished hiking the Long Trail earlier this... Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS