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A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer Typical Work Day

A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer Typical Work Day


A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer

6:30 am: I peel myself out of bed and go turn on my kettle and get some water. I make my favourite Lady Grey tea, and take it back to bed with ...

If you think you might be interested in applying for a position with the Peace Corps, here's some advice from one Peace Corps recruiter: "The number one ...

7:00 am: I basically lay around, listening to the NYT and looking at social media for an hour. I keep meaning to use this time to workout, but I've been ...

“I have learned instead to ask for my new friends' thoughts.”

Volunteers participate in a permagarden training along with their counterparts.



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“We were in a place of true need.”

Making the Connection: a Peace Corps Volunteer Reflects — SHI - Sustainable Agriculture + Organic Farming for Poverty Alleviation

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I am a believer in the Peace Corps model of making a difference.

Photo by Victoria, Projects Abroad Ghana Alum

A Peace Corps volunteer cooks traditional food in Ghana.

Michael, teacher in Georgia, with his students Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a Peace Corps volunteer?

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining the Peace Corps

A group of Peace Corps volunteers in Armenia. Photo: Tommy and Georgie

With several months between invitation and departure, and myriad titles written for and by Volunteers, I've had plenty of reading material to occupy my time ...

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Justin Maridable-Tabor served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines.


It goes without saying that Peace Corps Volunteers see the world: from the Caribbean Islands to Central America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, too.

The Peace Corps Volunteer's Handbook: A Personal Field Guide to Making the Most of Your Peace Corps Experience: Travis Hellstrom, Kevin Quigley Ph.D.: ...

Christine with some of her students.

Emile Hons (left) with Deborah Gardner and fellow Peace Corps volunteer Rich Dann.

Peace Corps Volunteer Lauren Seibert with her host family in Kolda, Senegal

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Getting our Peace Corps site assignments in Mauritania

Every employer requires some type of training before the official job begins. When I was 16, I vaguely remember my cousins showing me how to correctly lift ...

Tori Jackson: My pre-service training practicum

Loneliness, Libertinism, Anxiety: Recollections of a Peace Corps Volunteer

A Peace Corps/Tonga welcome

Teach For America, Peace Corps: Alternative Paths to Becoming a Teacher

U.S. Peace Corps volunteers raise their hands to swear in during a ceremony in Phnom Penh

A group of Peace Corps Volunteers in Kolda, Senegal, organized a Youth Empowerment Camp

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Dominican child with completed times tables

Day in the Life: Tamara Gonzalez-Oberbeck

Peace Corps Volunteer Thomas Henthorne Dancing at the American/Togolese Fete

Rural tourism in the field

John F. Kennedy greets volunteers on August 28, 1961

"No concerns" is concerning: Addressing challenges during your interview

For anyone perusing the endless opportunities for volunteering abroad, committing to serving two years in the Peace Corps has probably crossed your mind.

Tori Jackson: Arriving at the airport in Quito with all my suitcases.

Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet visits with Peace Corps Comoros staff members, including Haina.

Travis as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho.


The Ultimate Peace Corps Kyrgyzstan FAQ

The author (center, holding hat) with fellow volunteers in 2009.

Life on the homestead consists of reading outside next to the cat after a good morning

LaTaurus Whitley, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer - photo courtesy of LinkedIn

A Peace Corps volunteer helps her student with his class assignment in Guatemala. Photo by: Peace Corps

Exterior of rural savings cooperative, La República Dominicana, 2017

My students at Sa Klee Wittaya School during morning assembly.

Photo by Mike, Sadhana Forest India Alum

Four new Darien volunteers and me after their official swear-in ceremony. All Peace Corps ...

BridgeTEFL grad Jacob with students

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“The very presence of a woman in these countries... helps other women realize what good they can do in their own lives, in their own communities.

... Day 36: Another highlight of my summer was when the “Turul Moldovei”, a group of Peace Corps volunteers walking through the southeastern part of the ...

Discover how to volunteer abroad for free

This blog represents the personal experience of one MCH (Maternal and Child Health) Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Guatemala from 2015 to 2017.

Nicholas Castle, a UC Berkeley graduate from Brentwood, was honored in April for his

Peace Corps trainees swearing in as volunteers in Madagascar, April 26, 2006.

Peace Corps Gang Rape: Volunteer Says U.S. Agency Ignored Warnings

My students walking over the bridge in our village during a ceremony. The sign says

... Peace Corps volunteers he has known, he hopes to become a volunteer with Corps Africa after he finishes his studies and maybe one day work as an LCF for ...

"Despite being terrible at throwing, they had a really good time," she reports. Their verdict: slightly more fun than soccer ...

Peace Corps Thomas and host family

Emily Ethier, a Peace Corps volunteer from Greenfield, helps Rwandan children with finger painting as a way of teaching them good hand-washing skills.

The Peace Corps is an incredible organization that has inspired thousands of people to volunteer overseas. Virtually everyone who has previously ...

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