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In our Global Connections program, Educators and Peace Corps Volunteers connect directly to bring global perspectives to any learning environment. Volunteers choose their level of involvement and types of interactions.
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Bring your story home
If you are traveling back to the U.S. on leave, bring your story home with Third Goal on Annual Leave.
Third Goal on Annual Leave (3GOAL) incentive program allows you to earn back up to three annual leave days (vacation days) per service if you return to the U.S. during your service and engage in a Third Goal Activity that teaches Americans about your host country; such as, giving an interactive presentation, hosting a table at a high school career fair, or giving a talk at a local community organization.
In order to be eligible for the 3GOAL incentive program, you must take these four steps for each Third Goal Activity:
- Obtain approval from their country director for a 3GOAL credit at least 2 weeks prior to beginning annual leave. In the request for country director approval, the Volunteer must include the date, time, place, and estimated number of attendees at each Third Goal activity to be conducted during annual leave, along with the number of 3GOAL credit days requested.
- Email the Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services at [email protected] with the date, time, place, and estimated number of attendees.
- Inform the regional recruiting office of the date, time, place, and estimated number of attendees, by contacting a regional recruiter that covers the territory where the Third Goal activity will be conducted. See Connect With a Recruiter to search recruiters by zip code.
- Upon return from leave, document the activity in the Volunteer Reporting and Grants (VRG) tool as a Third Goal activity.
Volunteers may earn a maximum of three 3GOAL credits during their Peace Corps service if they complete these steps for each Third Goal Activity.