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Stories from Guatemala

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Guatemala.

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Peace Corps Volunteers help Feed the Future

Imagine a world without hunger...

Planting seeds of change - Guatemala Feed the Future

Guatemala is a land of contrasts. 

Making tortillas is a great opportunity to discuss the community happenings.

One of the most difficult aspects of life Peace Corps Volunteers must come to terms with during their service is the lack of access to current events. 


One thing I learned during orientation that I have found to be true during my time in Guatemala is the importance of activities and side projects outside of work.  

Carson Twiss, Guatemala

¿Hablas español? Use your language skills as you live, learn and serve in a community overseas.

Cambodia water project

Around the globe, Peace Corps Volunteers work with local counterparts to design and implement safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation projects.

Nyassa Kollie, Malawi

We asked Peace Corps Volunteers, "What do you wish Americans knew about your country of service?"

Wearing traditional Guatemalan outfits while serving coffee.

I received a rainbow of reactions when I told my family and friends that I was joining the Peace Corps…again

Peace Corps like Monet (Wikimedia Commons)

Serving in the Peace Corps is like looking at a Monet.

commute jordan

Peace Corps Volunteers trek through mountains, deserts, fields, rainforests and rivers to get to their service sites. Here’s what commuting looks like for 11 Volunteers and returned Volunteers around the world.

Feed the Future & the Peace Corps: Taking food security efforts to the grassroots level

As a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), the idea of holding a Peace Corps Day at my school sounded very appealing.

Supporting Climate-Smart Agriculture in Guatemala

Smallholder farmers in Guatemala often face problems such as droughts, slim profits and eroding soil, but some of them have been able to step up to such challenges by being active members in farmer organizations that have received support from the Asociación Agroexportadores de Guatemala (AGEXPORT) and Peace Corps Response Volunteers working under Feed the Future.

love marriage and peace corps

The village where I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania was poor by every standard. But oh my, did they know how to throw a great party.

What I'm thankful for this year Indira Martinez

Thanksgiving is, at its core, a celebration of abundance – the abundance of family, of joy, and, of course, food. 

Guatemala smile

Sometimes all it takes is one smile to make a Volunteer feel right at home.

Maureen Dizon

I remember my City Year students. 

VIDEO: What did learning a language do for you?

You’re probably familiar with Spanish and French, but what about Sesotho, Malagasy, Khmer or Thai?

As a project manager at the General Services Administration (GSA), maybe my job doesn't have the sex appeal of an FBI agent or a Foreign Service Officer, but I do have the opportunity to take care of myriad of things for other federal agencies so their employees can focus on their respective missions.