Press Releases: Archives
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First Volunteers Invited to Serve through New Peace Corps Application Process Depart Beginning this Month
Volunteers preparing to leave for service share their experience with new application process WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2015 – The first Peace Corps volunteers to be ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer John D. L. Petersen
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 5, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer John D. L. Petersen. ...
Peace Corps Azerbaijan Volunteers Safely Close Their Service, Program Suspended
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 30, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that all Peace Corps Azerbaijan volunteers have safely and successfully closed their service and ...
250 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn Into Service
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 30, 2014 – During the last two months of 2014, 250 new two-year Peace Corps volunteers were sworn into service and have ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Teaches Ballet to Help Girls in Costa Rica Build Self-Confidence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 22, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Eve Solomon of Ross, California, is helping girls in her small Costa Rican community develop self-confidence ...
Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing States and Metropolitan Areas in 2014
Washington is first-ever state in the top three for both total volunteers & volunteers per capita WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 16, 2014 – The Peace Corps ...
Peace Corps Ranks No. 3 on List of Best Places to Work Among Small Federal Government Agencies
Agency holds No. 1 spot in Support for Diversity category WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 10, 2014 – Today the Peace Corps was named No. 3 overall ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Improve Nutrition in Tanzanian Community by Teaching Proper Chicken Care
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 5, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers Luke and Samantha Temple of Durango, Colorado, are generating local income and boosting nutrition ...
On World AIDS Day, Peace Corps’ Global Health Service Partnership to Expand
More than half of all Peace Corps volunteers engage in HIV/AIDS-related activities during their service WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 1, 2014 – Today during a World ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Native American Heritage Month at Events Across the Country
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 28, 2014 – Throughout the month of November, Peace Corps offices across the country have held recruitment events in honor of Native American ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Celebrate Thanksgiving in Thailand, Reflect on their Service at U.S. Ambassador’s Residence
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 25, 2014 – In celebration of Thanksgiving and the end of two years of service, Peace Corps volunteers in Thailand were ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Moroccan Youth Develop Leadership Skills, Environmental Awareness through Outdoor Program
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20, 2014 – To mark Universal Children’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who work to strengthen the next generation of leaders ...
Peace Corps Celebrates International Men’s Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 19, 2014 – To celebrate International Men’s Day, commemorated annually on Nov. 19 in more than 60 countries worldwide, the Peace Corps recognizes ...
Statement from Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on the 15th Anniversary of International Education Week
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 17, 2014 – Today marks the beginning of the 15th annual International Education Week – an opportunity to celebrate international education and global ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Benin Community Access Malaria Testing and Treatment to Reduce Deaths
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 14, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Geoffrey Prall of Peoria, Arizona, is combating malaria in Benin by increasing access to malaria testing ...
New Peace Corps PSA Featuring Song “Peace” by O.A.R. Opens Window Into Volunteer Service
PSA debuts on YouTube’s homepage today WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 5, 2014 – The Peace Corps today released a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring the ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Inspire Ethiopian Youth to Think Creatively to Tackle Environmental Challenges
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 3, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers Lora Koenig of Lubbock, Texas, and Amanda Spiegelberg of Santa Ana, California, are engaging Ethiopian ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Share Halloween Traditions with their Service Communities
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 30, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers worldwide share American culture with the communities they serve, and Halloween is no exception. Below read ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Builds School Playground and Garden in Madagascar to Improve Student Health
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 27, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Jenie Farinas of Peru, Indiana, is giving primary school students in Madagascar an outdoor space to play ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Brings School Lunches and Clean Water to Tanzanian Community During Dry Season
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Deirdre Clarke of Olympia, Washington, has helped guarantee regular school lunches for 260 primary school students in ...
The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General Receives an Award for Excellence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 21, 2014 - The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General received an award for excellence on October 21, 2014 at the Council ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Worldwide Work to Eradicate Hunger and Increase Food Security
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 16, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers help communities around the world secure a healthy and reliable food supply, address shortages of clean water, ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Improve Hygiene and Prevent Disease by Promoting Handwashing
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014 – On Global Handwashing Day, celebrated annually on Oct. 15, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who educate and promote handwashing in ...
The Peace Corps Honors Volunteers Who Work Toward Gender Equality on International Day of the Girl Child
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 10, 2014 – In honor of the International Day of the Girl Child on Oct.11, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who work toward ...
The Peace Corps Announces Record-Breaking Application Numbers in 2014
Applications reach 22-year high for the agency WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Today the Peace Corps announced that 17,336 Americans applied for two-year service positions in ...