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Director's Welcome

Vernice Guthrie
Vernice Guthrie, Country Director

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Peace Corps Liberia, where you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to community-based development. Did you know that the first nine Presidents of Liberia were born in the United States? This is part of Liberia's long and rich history with the United States. Since its establishment in 1962, Peace Corps has been an integral part of that history. The first cohort of Volunteers contributed to critical areas of education, health, and agriculture.

As a Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to support community-based activities in health, education, climate change, and women’s development. You will work and live in welcoming communities while learning local languages and discovering new and different cultures and social norms. Liberia's unique history and relationship with the United States have translated into a robust partnership between Liberia and the Peace Corps, resulting in over 3,800 Volunteers serving in the country. Currently, Peace Corps Liberia has two-year, Response, and Virtual Volunteers serving in different capacities all over the country.

We are excited to welcome new Volunteers. Your work will contribute to the significant contributions that Volunteers have made since the first cohort arrived in 1962. We know that you will acquire invaluable life skills and create memories while enhancing your qualifications and gaining invaluable experience in working in a multicultural environment. Make the right choice and come to Liberia to serve. We are eagerly looking forward to your arrival and participation.

Warm welcome to Peace Corps Liberia.

Vernice Guthrie
Country Director, Liberia