One thing I have always considered is going into the Peace Corps to do volunteer work in an Eastern European or Central Asian country. Reading through the website, they say you should apply at least a year before you’d like to depart so that you can be trained in the language of the country and different customs.
I know, you’re asking yourself, “Stephan, didn’t you just get a job?”. Yes I did. I am not looking to go in the near future, but it’s a definite possibility in the next 2-3 years. It would allow me to do something good for struggling people and give me a chance to photograph the lives of the people, maybe exposing their needs to more people.
More research on my part needs to take place before I just jump in and since they will be holding an information session here in Dallas in the middle of this month I will probably go.