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Peace Corps Response Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to serve in highly specialized assignments around the world for 12 months or less. Volunteers must be U.S.
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citizens. The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world and bring the benefits of that experience back home. The personal and professional rewards of Peace Corps service last a lifetime. Peace Corps Response recruits U.S. citizens with professional experience as well as returned Peace Corps Volunteers for short-term, high-impact assignments. These positions are streamlined and designed for Volunteers to hit the ground running.

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Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth is a newly-recognized federal holiday marking the end of the enslavement of African-America...
06/19/2021
Juneteenth: Turning on the Lights

Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth is a newly-recognized federal holiday marking the end of the enslavement of African-Americans in the United States. President Lincoln formally abolished slavery in January 1863, but the news was kept secret from enslaved people in Texas. It was not until over two years later, on June 19th, 1865, that Union troops in Galveston, Texas, would announce the end of enslavement, thus freeing the last enslaved people. We at Peace Corps Response acknowledge that true freedom is still struggled for even today.

Read more about what celebrating Juneteenth means for several daughters of Texas working at the Peace Corps.

Juneteenth. It’s distinctly possible you’ve never heard of the holiday. Or, maybe you associate it with Ralph Ellison’s novel of the same name and assume it’s a fiction.

Today we celebrate 25 years, 83 countries, nearly 4,000 volunteers with diverse skills and the know-how to hit the groun...
06/19/2021

Today we celebrate 25 years, 83 countries, nearly 4,000 volunteers with diverse skills and the know-how to hit the ground ready to serve. Since 1996, Peace Corps Response has answered the call from countries across the world, including right here in the United States. We want to thank all of our volunteers, partner organizations, counterparts, and community members who have made each year as memorable as the last. Service unites us. Experience defines us. We are Peace Corps Response! #pcr25 #peacecorpsresponse

Today we celebrate 25 years, 83 countries, nearly 4,000 volunteers with diverse skills and the know-how to hit the ground ready to serve. Since 1996, Peace Corps Response has answered the call from countries across the world, including right here in the United States. We want to thank all of our volunteers, partner organizations, counterparts, and community members who have made each year as memorable as the last. Service unites us. Experience defines us. We are Peace Corps Response! #pcr25 #peacecorpsresponse

Thank you to everyone who attended the story slam yesterday! Were you unable to join us? You’re in luck--You can still r...
06/18/2021
How an 8-year-old added meaning to my Peace Corps Response service

Thank you to everyone who attended the story slam yesterday! Were you unable to join us? You’re in luck--You can still read about Response Volunteer Mickie Cuevas-Post’s experience in Peace Corps Belize. Click the link below to learn how an 8-Year old added meaning to her service! Thank you to Mickie, and all the Storytellers, who participated in our event yesterday! 📖#pcr25

In my hour of frustration, the answer to the question, “Why am I here?” became evident.

Two is better than one! Michael Triozzi, who originally served 27 months in Peace Corps Morocco as a Youth in Developmen...
06/17/2021
Choosing Between Peace Corps and Peace Corps Response

Two is better than one! Michael Triozzi, who originally served 27 months in Peace Corps Morocco as a Youth in Development Volunteer, served a second time as a Response Volunteer in Peace Corps Georgia. Read about how his experience prepared him to hit the ground running to support his partner organization in Georgia. #PCR25 #PeaceCorpsResponse

I chose to serve in Peace Corps before applying to be a Peace Corps Response Volunteer, and I’m glad I did both.

Show us some love! Take a look at our five finalists from the Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest and ca...
06/17/2021

Show us some love! Take a look at our five finalists from the Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest and cast your vote! All voting closes tomorrow, June 18th, so “like” or “love” your favorite photo to help us pick a winner! 📸 #PCR25

Congratulations to our top 5 finalists for the Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest! We received dozens of great submissions, and it was tough narrowing it down to only five finalists. Now we need YOU to help us select the winner! Click on the photos below and use the "Like" or "Love" reactions to vote for your favorite! Only reactions made in the official Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest Album on our page will be counted as votes. Vote now through Friday, June 18th! Our top winner will be announced next week! #PCR25 #PeaceCorpsResponse

Happening tomorrow! Join us TOMORROW, June 17, for PCR's 25th Anniversary Story Slam! Learn about the challenging, rewar...
06/16/2021

Happening tomorrow! Join us TOMORROW, June 17, for PCR's 25th Anniversary Story Slam! Learn about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Response Volunteers. You must register to attend.

Register 💻 https://bit.ly/355H5fh

Happening tomorrow! Join us TOMORROW, June 17, for PCR's 25th Anniversary Story Slam! Learn about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Response Volunteers. You must register to attend.

Register 💻 https://bit.ly/355H5fh

Congratulations to our top 5 finalists for the Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest! We received dozens o...
06/15/2021

Congratulations to our top 5 finalists for the Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest! We received dozens of great submissions, and it was tough narrowing it down to only five finalists. Now we need YOU to help us select the winner! Click on the photos below and use the "Like" or "Love" reactions to vote for your favorite! Only reactions made in the official Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest Album on our page will be counted as votes. Vote now through Friday, June 18th! Our top winner will be announced next week! #PCR25 #PeaceCorpsResponse

Congratulations to our top 5 finalists for the Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest! We received dozens of great submissions, and it was tough narrowing it down to only five finalists. Now we need YOU to help us select the winner! Click on the photos below and use the "Like" or "Love" reactions to vote for your favorite! Only reactions made in the official Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest Album on our page will be counted as votes. Vote now through Friday, June 18th! Our top winner will be announced next week! #PCR25 #PeaceCorpsResponse

“Look good, feel good, do good!” Gerald Reed brought his experience and motto to his Response position as an Organizatio...
06/14/2021
Look good, feel good, do good: How me and my suit changed lives

“Look good, feel good, do good!” Gerald Reed brought his experience and motto to his Response position as an Organizational Development Specialist in Peace Corps Mexico. Read about his work alongside host country partners to build an innovative startup university. And to look good while doing it! #PCR25

As often happens with these sort of life experiences, I suspect that I learned as much, if not more, from my colleagues than they learned from me.

In 25 years, the Peace Corps Response program has changed a lot, adapting and expanding to meet the needs of the countri...
06/13/2021
What happened to Crisis Corps? The road to Peace Corps Response

In 25 years, the Peace Corps Response program has changed a lot, adapting and expanding to meet the needs of the countries. This week, we reflect on the program’s history, how it came to be, and the exciting new opportunities for Volunteers. Read how Crisis Corps started as post-disaster relief and morphed into the program you see today, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. #PCR25 #peacecorpsresponse

You may know the story of then-Senator John F. Kennedy’s historic, impromptu stop at the University of Michigan that led to the creation of the Peace Corps. But do you know the story of President Clinton standing in the White House Rose Garden on the agency’s 35th anniversary, officially establi...

We are one week away from the 25th Anniversary of Peace Corps Response! Since 1996, nearly 4,000 Response Volunteers hav...
06/12/2021

We are one week away from the 25th Anniversary of Peace Corps Response! Since 1996, nearly 4,000 Response Volunteers have served across 83 countries. Follow along with us next week as we celebrate the service and experience that unites all of us in the PCR family! #PCR25 #peacecorpsresponse

We are one week away from the 25th Anniversary of Peace Corps Response! Since 1996, nearly 4,000 Response Volunteers have served across 83 countries. Follow along with us next week as we celebrate the service and experience that unites all of us in the PCR family! #PCR25 #peacecorpsresponse

If you had told Catherine in 2019 that she would swear in again to serve her country because of a worldwide pandemic, sh...
06/10/2021

If you had told Catherine in 2019 that she would swear in again to serve her country because of a worldwide pandemic, she would have never believed you. Today, she has committed to serve once again as a COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center Mission Support Volunteer.
“We should all stand up for service, stand up for the future and always stand up for humanity…To those that have been vaccinated or will be vaccinated-- I thank you. I stand with you as we continue this global fight to bring the world back some semblance of hope and order because a new normal is at the door, and a better tomorrow is knocking.” #PCResponseToCOVID #TeamJersey

Join us on Thursday, June 17 for a special virtual event featuring stories of Peace Corps Response Volunteer service as ...
06/09/2021

Join us on Thursday, June 17 for a special virtual event featuring stories of Peace Corps Response Volunteer service as told by Returned Volunteers! Learn about challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from our panel of RPCRV storytellers. Click the link below to register. #pcr25

https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/21_pcr_webinarstoryslam_20210617

Join us on Thursday, June 17 for a special virtual event featuring stories of Peace Corps Response Volunteer service as told by Returned Volunteers! Learn about challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from our panel of RPCRV storytellers. Click the link below to register. #pcr25

https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/21_pcr_webinarstoryslam_20210617

Today, we celebrate World Oceans Day, a day to reflect upon and raise awareness of the impact of human actions on the oc...
06/08/2021

Today, we celebrate World Oceans Day, a day to reflect upon and raise awareness of the impact of human actions on the ocean. Thank you to all of the Peace Corps Response Volunteers who have worked with partner organizations and communities across the world towards cleaner oceans and sustainable management of this invaluable resource! #WorldOceansDay

Today, we celebrate World Oceans Day, a day to reflect upon and raise awareness of the impact of human actions on the ocean. Thank you to all of the Peace Corps Response Volunteers who have worked with partner organizations and communities across the world towards cleaner oceans and sustainable management of this invaluable resource! #WorldOceansDay

"What many people may not know is that there is no upper age limit to joining the Peace Corps. Here are six inspiring pr...
06/04/2021
Peace Corps Volunteers Turn to Vaccinating Americans

"What many people may not know is that there is no upper age limit to joining the Peace Corps. Here are six inspiring profiles of older adults who heeded the call to serve in the Peace Corps abroad — and now at home."

We are so proud of our older American Volunteers sharing their wealth of skills and experience where they're needed most, both with our partners abroad and here in the U.S.! #PCResponsetoCOVID

Volunteers from the Peace Corps were idled by the coronavirus pandemic. However, they are now returning to help vaccinate Americans.

Have you checked out our current Volunteer openings, but aren't sure where to start? Wondering how you can best show off...
06/01/2021

Have you checked out our current Volunteer openings, but aren't sure where to start? Wondering how you can best show off your qualifications in your application? Come to our virtual Application Workshop, tomorrow, June 2 at 2:00PM EDT! Our Recruitment and Placement Specialists will walk you through the entire process from identifying the right position to resume writing and application tips. Click the link below to register! ⬇️

https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/21_pcr_webinar_appworkshop_202162/

Have you checked out our current Volunteer openings, but aren't sure where to start? Wondering how you can best show off your qualifications in your application? Come to our virtual Application Workshop, tomorrow, June 2 at 2:00PM EDT! Our Recruitment and Placement Specialists will walk you through the entire process from identifying the right position to resume writing and application tips. Click the link below to register! ⬇️

https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/21_pcr_webinar_appworkshop_202162/

Do you have what it takes to be the winner of PCR’s 25th Anniversary Photo Contest?! You have one more week to submit yo...
05/28/2021

Do you have what it takes to be the winner of PCR’s 25th Anniversary Photo Contest?! You have one more week to submit your photos that represents the spirit and mission of Peace Corps Response! All photo submissions must be received by June 4th. #PCR25 #peacecorpsresponse

Submit here: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/peace-corps-response/photo-contest/

Do you have what it takes to be the winner of PCR’s 25th Anniversary Photo Contest?! You have one more week to submit your photos that represents the spirit and mission of Peace Corps Response! All photo submissions must be received by June 4th. #PCR25 #peacecorpsresponse

Submit here: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/peace-corps-response/photo-contest/

Week one ✅ Congratulations to the 158 Peace Corps Response Volunteers who just completed their first week of service sup...
05/28/2021

Week one ✅ Congratulations to the 158 Peace Corps Response Volunteers who just completed their first week of service supporting FEMA in the fight against COVID-19! Check out our teams from Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon. Show us some team love!

Nearly 4,000 highly-skilled, short-term volunteers have served with Peace Corps Response since 1996. Were you one of the...
05/27/2021

Nearly 4,000 highly-skilled, short-term volunteers have served with Peace Corps Response since 1996. Were you one of them? Comment below telling us where and when you served! #PCR25 #PeaceCorpsResponse

Press Release: https://www.peacecorps.gov/news/library/peace-corps-response-celebrates-25th-anniversary/

Nearly 4,000 highly-skilled, short-term volunteers have served with Peace Corps Response since 1996. Were you one of them? Comment below telling us where and when you served! #PCR25 #PeaceCorpsResponse

Press Release: https://www.peacecorps.gov/news/library/peace-corps-response-celebrates-25th-anniversary/

Are you interested in learning more about Peace Corps Response? TOMORROW, May 27, we are hosting an "Intro to Peace Corp...
05/26/2021

Are you interested in learning more about Peace Corps Response? TOMORROW, May 27, we are hosting an "Intro to Peace Corps Response" webinar at 1:30PM EDT. Our Recruitment & Placement Specialists will give an overview of the Peace Corps Response program, including what types of opportunities are available for service. Use the link below to register to attend. Can't attend live? Make sure you still register to get a link to the recording afterwards!

https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/21_pcr_introtopcr_20210527/

Are you interested in learning more about Peace Corps Response? TOMORROW, May 27, we are hosting an "Intro to Peace Corps Response" webinar at 1:30PM EDT. Our Recruitment & Placement Specialists will give an overview of the Peace Corps Response program, including what types of opportunities are available for service. Use the link below to register to attend. Can't attend live? Make sure you still register to get a link to the recording afterwards!

https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/21_pcr_introtopcr_20210527/

05/21/2021
Good Luck in Your Service!

Less than 8 weeks ago, we opened the application for Returned Peace Corps and Peace Corps Response Volunteers who were evacuated and received Completion of Service status in 2020 to serve once again - this time within the United States to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts alongside FEMA. Today, 158 Peace Corps Response Volunteers are starting their service at their respective assigned locations. We thank them for answering the call to serve once again! #PCResponseToCOVID

On this #ThrowbackThursday we remember the largest international deployment of Peace Corps Response Volunteers, then cal...
05/20/2021

On this #ThrowbackThursday we remember the largest international deployment of Peace Corps Response Volunteers, then called Crisis Corps Volunteers, in response to the devastating 2004 tsunami caused by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake in the Indian Ocean. A total of 73 Volunteers traveled to Thailand and Sri Lanka to support recovery and rebuilding efforts.

And they're off! Our newly sworn-in Peace Corps Response Volunteers have begun the next leg of their journey - traveling...
05/20/2021

And they're off! Our newly sworn-in Peace Corps Response Volunteers have begun the next leg of their journey - traveling from Orientation to their assignments at federally supported Community Vaccination Centers. Please join us in wishing them safe travels and good luck in their service! ✈️ #PCResponsetoCOVID

05/20/2021

Say hello to the newest Peace Corps Response Volunteers! On May 19, 2021, Acting Director Carol Spahn swore in 158 previously evacuated Volunteers. We wish them luck as they travel to their sites today and start their service in partnership with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency! #PCResponseToCOVID

Happening now! 158 Peace Corps Response Volunteers are attending their Swearing-In Ceremony to officially begin their se...
05/19/2021

Happening now! 158 Peace Corps Response Volunteers are attending their Swearing-In Ceremony to officially begin their service supporting Community Vaccination Centers in partnership with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency. They will deploy to Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon. #PCResponseToCOVID

May is Older Americans Month and we're reminding everyone that there's NO upper age limit to serve as a Peace Corps Resp...
05/19/2021
Jane Whitney: 83 and Serving in the Peace Corps

May is Older Americans Month and we're reminding everyone that there's NO upper age limit to serve as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer! Check out this story from Jane Whitney, a PCRV who served in Malawi at age 83 as a Program Development and Capacity Building Specialist. Did you serve later in life? Share in the comments about your experience!
#OlderAmericansMonth #ServeAtAnyAge

Peace Corps service has been a lifelong dream of mine. And I mean Peace Corps’ life, not mine…because I am older than the Peace Corps!

This morning, we kicked off the first training session for the Peace Corps Domestic COVID-19 Response assignment! Sarah ...
05/18/2021

This morning, we kicked off the first training session for the Peace Corps Domestic COVID-19 Response assignment! Sarah Dietch, the Peace Corps Response Director, and John Rabin, the Assistant Administrator for Field Operations at FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency welcomed the 158 Volunteers. #PCRresponseToCOVID

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Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals on short-term, targeted service assignments in communities around the world for 3-12 months. Since the program was founded in 1996 as “Crisis Corps,” more than 3,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Response Volunteers in over 80 countries. The positions are highly specialized and technical in the areas of agriculture, education, environment, health, community economic development, and youth in development.