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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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08/26/2021
JFK Awards

The deadline is just a few days away! Make sure to submit your nomination for an excellent returned Peace Corps Response Volunteer by Tuesday, August 31.

What happens when you receive an invitation to serve as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer? Join our Recruitment and Place...
08/06/2021
Peace Corps Response: From Invitation to Departure

What happens when you receive an invitation to serve as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer? Join our Recruitment and Placement Specialists next week on Wednesday, August 11 at 2:00PM EDT for a webinar focused on the steps you'll need to take from Invitation to Departure. Register to learn essential information about the pre-departure process, including passports 📑, clearances 🧑‍⚕️, and travel logistics ✈.

Have you learned about what it takes to present a competitive application and are eagerly awaiting an invitation to serve with Peace Corps Response? Join us on August 11th to learn about the next steps in the process after receiving an invitation to serve. Our Recruitment and Placement Specialists w...

Do you know an extraordinary Peace Corps Response Volunteer? Nominate them today for the JFK Service Award! This award i...
07/26/2021
John F. Kennedy Service Award

Do you know an extraordinary Peace Corps Response Volunteer? Nominate them today for the JFK Service Award! This award is given every five years in honor of Present John F. Kennedy’s vision, leadership, and commitment to public service. If you know someone who has made exceptional contributions towards realizing the mission and goals of Peace Corps, nominate them today! Nominations are due by August 13, 2021.

Honoring members of the Peace Corps community for their exceptional contributions towards realizing the mission and goals of the agency.

Efforts to reach underserved communities continue in our partnership with the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency. ...
07/17/2021

Efforts to reach underserved communities continue in our partnership with the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency. We thank Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff for recognizing our Response Volunteers and their federal, state, and community partners!

Yesterday, Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff recognized Peace Corps Response Volunteers and FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency staff for supporting the nationwide vaccination effort. He thanked our volunteers for their dedication to the assignment and their exceptional ability to serve within communities, make people-to-people connections and show great adaptability.

It takes a lot of courage to walk up to a stranger’s door—just ask Oregon Team 3! Peace Corps Response Volunteers are ve...
07/02/2021

It takes a lot of courage to walk up to a stranger’s door—just ask Oregon Team 3! Peace Corps Response Volunteers are venturing into brand new neighborhoods, where they may not speak the language of the residents, to support and promote Community and Mobile Vaccination Centers. Thanks to their previous Peace Corps experience, our Response Volunteers understand the importance of connecting with the local community, no matter where you’re serving! #PCResponsetoCOVID
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
Oregon Health Authority

Read Response Volunteer Carlos Jean-Baptiste’s experience when he landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and asked himself, “C...
06/29/2021
Can You Go Home for the First Time?

Read Response Volunteer Carlos Jean-Baptiste’s experience when he landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and asked himself, “Can you go home for the first time?” #PCR25 #CaribbeanAmericanHeritageMonth #caribbeanamerican #haiti #CAHM

As a child of immigrants let me tell you: there is a comfort in being surrounded by people that look like you and, even more so, when they are using your language.

“Working with international colleagues, making new Mexican friends, and living with an extended family in Mexico broaden...
06/23/2021
Service in war, peace, and a pandemic

“Working with international colleagues, making new Mexican friends, and living with an extended family in Mexico broadened my horizons yet again” Read Doug Crocketts journey through war and peace to his Peace Corps Response service in Peace Corps Mexico .

The COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful global wake-up call that offers us the unique opportunity to clarify what is most important. As a veteran of the U.S Army, a retired career public servant, and a returned Peace Corps Response Volunteer, it has helped me clarify the importance service has played .....

We are excited to announce the winner of the Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest! Congratulations to Res...
06/22/2021

We are excited to announce the winner of the Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest! Congratulations to Response Volunteer Tracy Stetzinger, who served in Peace Corps Peru . Tracy served as an Endangered Species Conservation Specialist. During her service, she also worked closely with a local NGO conducting educational programs teaching local populations about Lake Junin's endemic and endangered species. Thank you to all our contestants and finalists—we loved seeing service through your eyes! #PCR25

We are excited to announce the winner of the Peace Corps Response 25th Anniversary Photo Contest! Congratulations to Response Volunteer Tracy Stetzinger, who served in Peace Corps Peru . Tracy served as an Endangered Species Conservation Specialist. During her service, she also worked closely with a local NGO conducting educational programs teaching local populations about Lake Junin's endemic and endangered species. Thank you to all our contestants and finalists—we loved seeing service through your eyes! #PCR25

Nearly 14,000 American citizens over the age of 50 have served with Peace Corps in the program's 60-year history! On Thu...
06/22/2021
2021 Lillian Carter Award

Nearly 14,000 American citizens over the age of 50 have served with Peace Corps in the program's 60-year history! On Thursday, June 24th, we will be celebrating the extraordinary impact Peace Corps Volunteers over the age of 50 have made around the globe and in the United States. Join us as we honor Miss Carter's legacy, and announce the winner of the Peace Corps 2021 Lillian Carter Award! You must register to attend. 🏆

The 2021 Lillian Carter Award ceremony will be held online on June 24, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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/

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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.

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