Life Story for Cameron Burton
Cameron "Cami” Burton Memorial Fund
A native of Glendale, California, Cami served as a Health Volunteer
in Malawi, where she worked at a local health center helping her
community address malaria and preventable child and maternal deaths.
She was also passionate about working with girls on empowerment
issues and improving the lives of women in her community.
In her Peace Corps aspiration statement, Cami wrote that being easy
going would help her thrive as a Volunteer and that “being pati ent is a
vital strategy to use when interacting with anyone, but especially when
dealing with people whose culture differs from my own.”
Cami lived a life of public service. Prior to her Peace Corps service, she
volunteered her ti me building homes with Habitat for Humanity, giving
swimming lessons to low-income families, working with children and
their families in New Orleans’ Children’s Hospital, creating outreach
materials for NO/AIDS Task Force, and conducting surveys for an
organization focused on improving birth outcomes in New Orleans. In
her free ti me, she enjoyed reading, writing, swimming, Zumba, and
All donations to the Cameron “Cami” Burton Memorial Fund will
support approved Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP) health and
education projects in Malawi.