Peace Corps applications at a 40-year high
Applications to the Peace Corps are up nearly a third over last year, to a 40-year high, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said Wednesday.
This is big news for the government-run volunteer program, which saw a 34 percent drop in applications between 2009 and 2013.
It comes a little more than a year after the organization revamped its application process to try to attract more volunteers.
Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with Hessler-Radelet about the changes in the application process, the increase in the number of volunteers and what it all means for the Peace Corps.