Peace Corps Liberia
It's called the Toughest Job You'll Ever Love, but you don't have to love the malaria part. I had two jobs working for the Liberian Ministry of Education as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  My first year I was an instructional supervisor over five schools helping to support teachers with a program funded by USAid. 

The second year, the Ministry of Education decided they should tap into the talents I had and offered me a job I just couldn't refuse.  Liberian schools hardly had any reading materials.  My job was to travel Liberia collecting Liberian folk tales.  I could never have dreamed up a more fun project. 

When the year of travels were over, I gave my collection to the Ministry of Education.  Two weeks later the civil war began. The stories were lost in Monrovia, but I kept a copy for myself. And after a couple of decades, they have been discovered by a Liberian in Columbus, Ohio, (of all places). Together with his NGO, Village Improvement Project, we now are in the process of getting the books into the hands of Liberian students.