Did you know Peace Corps recruiters are also Returned Volunteers? Here’s Regional Recruitment Supervisor Erin Carlson (RPCV, Guinea) in mid-catch at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, Washington, during a recruitment event earlier this month.
A new group of 28 Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in earlier this month, bringing the number of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Liberia to 39. The new class of Volunteers includes 21 Peace Corps Volunteers who will serve two-year assignments as high school teachers and seven Peace Corps Response Volunteers who will work with county health teams. They are pictured here with Liberian President Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s historic Rose Garden send-off to the first group of Volunteers to leave for service in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and Ghana in Africa. We are happy to have this archival footage of his remarks.