Taking care of your student loans while serving can be challenging, but here are four steps Volunteers can and should take to make it easier. Read this closely if you are planning to serve or are currently in service. Two major keys to managing your student loans are […]
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.
We may not all speak the same language, but we can all appreciate a good beat.
Labor Day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate the back-to-school season than to support girls’ education! Globally, 62 million girls are not in school. Yet studies show that educated women are less likely to die in childbirth, they improve the health of their children and […]
“I believe it is undoubted that the Peace Corps program fosters an understanding between Africa and the United States, and it’s worthwhile. I’m very, very proud that many years after, we still have that partnership” – President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama […]
Peace Corps blogs can teach us many things: how to dance salsa in Colombia, how to properly install a mosquito bed net in Madagascar, how to make wine in Moldova or how to harvest rice in Indonesia. Peace Corps Volunteers’ blogs tell the story of life overseas, the […]
“I had my 80th birthday in Ghana as a Volunteer!” exclaimed Dorothy Wooldridge, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who lived and worked in Ghana from 2009 to 2011. Wooldridge had nurtured a lifelong dream of joining the Peace Corps but circumstances didn’t allow her to pursue this dream […]
Hammock ✔️ Squat toilet ✔️ Mosquito net ✔️ Come along with us as we check out Westen’s house. This is Peace Corps Digs: Cambodia.
Are you a PCV or RPCV who worked on HIV/AIDS projects during your service? Do you have some captivating photos you would like to share? We would love to hear from you! We are putting a call out for photos from Volunteers and RPCVs with photos of their […]
There comes an unexpectedly poignant quote from the Hollywood classic “The House Bunny”: “Kindness is just love with its work boots on.” I recall watching this movie with my dear roommate (another City Year AmeriCorps Member), just having pried those Timberlands off my feet after yet another 12-plus-hour […]
This year, Peace Corps Midwest Region recruiters and returned volunteers will participate in the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, better known as RAGBRAI. For seven days, the Peace Corps team will share their stories from service and the benefits of Peace Corps with other cyclists and spectators along […]