Happy birthday, Peace Corps. The toughest job you’ll ever love turns 50 this year; today marks the day that President Kennedy signed the Peace Corps Bill into law.
Here’s to all the volunteers who have promoted peace and friendship around the world. This photo from the 1960s features a Peace Corps Volunteer in Instanbul.
If you aren’t already following the Peace Corps on Tumblr, you can see many more pictures of volunteers at work here.