Third Goal Activity Suggestions and Resources
For Returned and Currently Serving Peace Corps Volunteers
The Third Goal of the Peace Corps asks each of us to educate our fellow Americans about other cultures, illustrate how important it is to serve those in need, and underscore how relevant the work of the Peace Corps continues to be. As a Volunteer, you adopted your host country by learning about its cultural practices, sharing stories about America and your own culture from home, and working with neighbors on projects to improve the community. Share this invaluable experience and help Americans increase their understanding of the world and its people. Use the online tool kits below to get you started.
For Family and Friends of the Peace Corps
Join with the rest of the Peace Corps community in highlighting the important work of your Volunteer, and others around the world, and the continuing service that returned Volunteers bring to communities in the United States. There are many ways you can participate. For instance, one Volunteer's mother gave a talk about her son's experience in Guatemala to students at her local school using a slide show. You may consider sharing photographs, local music, artifacts, or letters from your Volunteer with students or others in your community. Encourage your local newspaper to write a story about your family member's experiences in the Peace Corps, or write your own letter to the editor. If you would prefer to participate in a local event, consider one of the activities organized either by a regional Peace Corps recruiting office near you or by one of the local returned Volunteer alumni groups.
Each year, Peace Corps celebrates Peace Corps Week to commemorate President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service.
"How To" Tool Kits for Everyone
- Customizable Third Goal Presentation
- Invite a Speaker: How Do I Find A Returned Volunteer?
- Check List: Presentation Planning (PDF)
- Community Outreach Ideas
- Best Practices: Addressing Students And Youth Groups
- Best Practices: Addressing Adults
- Media Kit: How Do I Reach Out To The Media?
- Savvy Downloadable Resources
- Peace Corps Website - Helpful Presentation Links
- Downloadable coloring pages for children (PDF)
Register Your Participation
Register your participation to help the Peace Corps demonstrate the impact of the Third Goal. Registrants will receive a FREE Third Goal Kit to supplement your event or activity.
Last updated Jan 22 2014
Register Your Participation
Help the Peace Corps demonstrate the impact of the Third Goal.
Registrants will receive a FREE Third Goal Kit to supplement your event or activity.
For more information about Third Goal activities, please contact:
Peace Corps Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services
1111 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20526