John Dwyer
John Dwyer

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John Dwyer
Port Townsend


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In 1991 I joined the Peace Corps. My Peace Corps service in Guatemala in 1991-92 led to work as a United Nations Volunteer in the first elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Bosnian War. I have since worked elections in 12 other countries. A particular highlight of my international work was managing camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2002 in Herat, Afghanistan. Development work in Kandahar, Afghanistan also stands out. I have traveled to 53 countries in total. In the U.S. I have worked with FEMA as a reservist for the past twelve-years and have worked on most of the major domestic disasters; currently in a disaster survival assistance management capacity. I continue to both travel and volunteer internationally. As a writer my work has appeared in Transitions Abroad, The Orange County Register, Pakistan Link, Peace Corps Online, International Travel News and various other online and print publications.
senior travel, international volunteering, seaports, boating
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My Recent Work

Article 1 - Title:
Traveling with Your College-Aged Granddaughter
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Transitions Abroad
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Article 2 - Title:
A Path Appears - An Interview with Nicholas D. Kristof
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Transitions Abroad
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Article 3 - Title:
Volunteering Overseas For the Over 50s
Article 3 - Publication Name:
Transitions Abroad
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Article 4 - Title:
The Modern Peace Corps: Interview with Carrie Hessler-Radelet
Article 4 - Publication Name:
Transitions Abroad
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Article 5 - Title:
Electing Risk
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Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone - Chicken Soup for the Soul
Article 6 - Title:
Senior Volunteering at Disasters Abroad
Article 6 - Publication Name:
Transitions Abroad
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