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Up to 12 months
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3-6 months
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Global Initiatives

Working hand-in-hand with communities across the globe, the Peace Corps helps turn the world's challenges into shared triumphs

Climate Initiative

The Peace Corps has always been responsive to the challenges posed by a rapidly changing global environment. In 2024, we released a new strategy that aligns with a range of federal and international initiatives that ensure a resilient, healthy and sustainable future for us all. Take a look at the principles, objectives, and goals that define our commitment.

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Small Project Assistance (SPA) Program

Since 1983, the Peace Corps has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Small Project Assistance (SPA) Program to build capacity and empower local communities to lead in their own development.

The SPA Program supports small community-driven projects through grant projects, training activities, and in-field program support that addresses local needs across many sectors and approximately 40 countries we work in per year.

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Stomp Out Malaria in Africa (STOMP)

The Peace Corps' STOMP program works in close collaboration with the President’s Malaria Initiative. Volunteers collaborate with local communities in 18 countries to eliminate malaria by carrying out malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment education campaigns.

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Global Food Security and Feed the Future

The Peace Corps along with eleven other U.S. government partners are supporting the Global Food Security Strategy/Feed the Future Peace Corps Volunteers promote sustainable, climate smart practices for local people to assure their own food security through increased agricultural productivity, improved economic opportunity, and improved health and nutrition.

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President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Peace Corps Volunteers continue to implement the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to realize the vision of an AIDS-free generation with targeted goals of:

Scaling up prevention and treatment

Implementing evidence-based interventions for populations at greatest risk

Promoting sustainability, efficiency, and effectiveness

Strengthening local health care and support systems

Driving results with science

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Blue Pacific Youth Initiative

The Blue Pacific Youth Initiative (BPYI) is a network of activities reinforcing Pacific youths’ role as caretakers of their ocean continent and home. Structured around five interwoven pillars, the initiative trains and mobilizes rural Pacific youth to lead their communities toward climate adaptation and resilience.

The Peace Corps launched the Blue Pacific Youth Initiative in 2023, and its staff and Volunteers spearhead activities in deep collaboration with local, national, and Pacific-wide organizations. The initiative connects and strengthens the many youth climate activities that are already catalyzing positive change in the Pacific.

Learn about the Blue Pacific Youth Initiative