Close of Service

I decided to close down one of the websites I developed in 2005 called Andrew Meyerson of has built a nice website and has some good momentum. I’m providing him the .com domain to drive more traffic to his .org for the Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary. Here’s what I wrote about the closing on

Dear Friends,

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that will no longer be accepting exciting stories from Peace Corps volunteers or fielding curious questions from prospective volunteers.

I created in February 2005 “out of a desire to provide Peace Corps volunteers a free, easy, and independent way to share their stories with the rest of the world, not just Americans.”

In that time, more than 200 people have visited the site to either write about their own Peace Corps experience or ask questions of others. I am both grateful and proud of the community and content has helped facilitate. In many ways, the time I spent volunteering to develop and manage was more sustainable than the brief time I spent serving in Guyana.

The time has come for to reach its “close of service” (a Peace Corps term for “Thanks for serving, now it’s time for you to go home”) and to be replaced with a new wave of anxious, passionate, and energetic volunteers. One of those volunteers is Andrew Meyerson, who served in Morocco from 2005-2007 and recently launched

Andrew has created a wonderful website at to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps in 2011. Similar to, is focused on collecting the best stories, photos, and videos of the 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers who have served since 1961. In 2011, he hopes to publish a coffee table book with the best content and donate all of the proceeds from the sale of the book to help fund Peace Corps projects around the world.

I support Andrew’s efforts and was looking for a way to contribute toward his momentum. I realized it was time for me to pass on the domain.

Starting November 15, 2010, all traffic to will be redirected to The content of will be moved to This new home will serve as an archive of the great content and questions its visitors have submitted over the years. The site will no longer accept new articles or comments.

If you submitted content to and wish to share it with, Andrew would love to hear from you. Please visit his site to share your story, photos, or videos of your experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Thank you all for participating in


Jason Pearce (Guyana, COS 2002)