Nicaragua - 2000
Nicaragua - 2000
The Road to Peace featuring Bob “join the Peace Corps” Hope - Peace Corps TV Public Service Announcement
September 11 marks the third National Day of Service and Remembrance. Find out how you can get involved by finding volunteer opportunities in your community.
A Peace Corps Volunteer and local counterparts review a completed well project. Senegal - 2009
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.
China - 1984
50 years ago today, the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Ghana to begin their service. Today, 69 more Americans were sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers. The ceremony commemorated 50 years of friendship between Peace Corps and the communities of Ghana
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.
President John F. Kennedy greets the first group of departing Peace Corps Volunteers, leaving for Tanganyika and Ghana, in the the Oval Office.
Photographer: Robert Knudsen/White House, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
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.
Burkina Faso - 2008
A Peace Corps Volunteer teaches English to his students. Mongolia - 2006
"And it is a great privilege for me to be here to sign this bill, and by doing so make it possible for a larger and a more successful Peace Corps of men and women who carry America, and who carry America’s dream of peace and well-being for all men, to the four corners of the globe. …"-
President Lyndon B. Johnson
On this day in 1965, President Johnson signed the Bill Extending the Peace Corps Act.
Thirty-nine Americans were sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers in Tanzania on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. The new Volunteers were sworn in the same week as President John F. Kennedy’s historic White House Rose Garden ceremony for the first Americans to depart for Peace Corps service in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and Ghana 50 years ago on Aug. 28, 1961.
Peru - 1969