“I remember my teacher, he inspired me very much with the desire to serve. That’s why I encouraged you.” Blanca was taught by Volunteers in Bolivia. Mariana was a Volunteer in Madagascar. This is what a Peace Corps family looks like.
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.
Peace Corps Recruiter Kathy Fidler has cooked up a fresh take on the holiday by preparing the best recipes she’s shared online from various foreign countries.
Peace Corps Volunteers are helping make a difference in education around the world. This year, we’re proud to celebrate International Education Week and its theme, “Access For All.” Through our Let Girls Learn program, Peace Corps Volunteers are empowering local leaders to put lasting solutions in place. Whether […]
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Peace Corps Northeast Regional Recruitment Supervisor Anthony Trujillo discusses how his experience living and working as a Native American in Mongolia helped to fortify his identity. Anthony served as a Secondary English Teacher in Mongolia and currently works at the Northeast Regional […]
Peace Corps Volunteers around the world are preparing to celebrate Global Handwashing Day with their communities on October 15. With this year’s theme of Raise a Hand for Hygiene, Volunteers will acknowledge this important day by teaching classroom lessons, singing songs and doing crafts with children and building […]
Every girl deserves an education. If we Let Girls Learn, this is how they can change the world. To learn more about Let Girls Learn and how you can get involved, visit letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov.
There are a large number of young professionals out there who wish they had been selected for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) program. Being selected out of thousands is an opportunity to embrace, explore and use to inspire others. My participation in YALI exposed me to wonderful […]
On the one-year anniversary of the Employers of National Service initiative, Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Wendy Spencer explain why businesses should make an effort to hire individuals who have served in Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.
Time is a resource and every young person must contribute part of his or her resources to benefit the community. Volunteering is about giving your time to create positive change, working together to develop a healthy, vibrant community that is aware of its needs and wants. Back in my community in […]
It’s a little-known fact that most hipster trends were actually started by Peace Corps Volunteers. 1. Have you read it? Because we have. By candlelight. 2. We made “jorts” an international fashion trend. 3. The best filter is #nofilter. 4. Glasses are functional and fashionable. 5. My tiny house is tinier […]