There are Peace Corps Volunteers in every region of the world working at the grassroots level. Their stories, projects, and experiences can provide firsthand views of cultures not usually accessible through textbooks, films, and other familiar media.
Educators submit a Request Form, including specific details of how they would like to connect to a Volunteer. Volunteers interested in participating in the activity will contact the educator directly.
There are many ways to interact. You might exchange pictures or letters, facilitate a webchat, or write a blog together. Once contact is made, you can work together to determine the specific time commitment and expectations of your connection.
I encourage every single one of you from grade K to 12, please connect with the Peace Corps and a Volunteer who's in the field. The relationship can be as simple as a monthly email. It’s free, and you can do amazing things in your classroom to encourage global education.Audra S., Global history and geography mentor teacher, Rochester, N.Y.