Stories from Guyana

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

1–10 of 23 results


As Peace Corps commemorated its 60th anniversary, a virtual panel discussion was held on March 3 with returned Volunteers who were personally impacted by President John F. Kennedy, who established the agency in 1961.

Read More
Ketover, middle with Ambassador Bill Taylor at a Ministry of Youth event.

Michael Ketover, Peace Corps Ukraine's country director, tells his story of service through photos.

Read More
Volunteer sitting displaying seven curry in lily leaf at local wedding

When I was younger, I loved hearing my grandparents’ memories of growing up in British Guiana. Those stories always made me nostalgic for a place I had never visited.

Read More
A female Volunteer stands smiling with her Guyanan coworkers inside of a health clinic.

I live in a small country called Guyana in South America, surrounded by Venezuela, Brazil and Suriname. My village is a Warau community—home to one of nine Amerindian tribes in Guyana—with about 1,600 people living in three areas.

Read More
Doug Hall

I was 14 when the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, but even then I knew I wanted to become a Volunteer sometime in my life.

Read More
Linford Marks, the Hub Technician in training, practicing his program skills at the computer hub.

Many people would label this era the Digital Age, a time characterized by innovation and design, set aside for the newest and the most up-to-date.

Read More
Doing a reading of “The Prince” after the class crafted crowns and started illustrating individual books to take home.

During the first three months of my 27 months of service, I trained with Peace Corps staff by day and lived with a host family in the evening. 

Read More
Guyana Speech and Hearing PCR

One, one dutty build dam!” said my friend, referring to her daunting task of moving and packing. Little by little, we will accomplish something big! 

Read More
Alyse Blackburn Guyana

What does it mean to be a Peace Corps Volunteer?

Read More
Gabriella Miyares library project

My school has 550 pupils, but no library. 

Read More