Stories from Liberia

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

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Take a look at seven Volunteer positions you can apply for today that are dedicated to strengthening health systems.

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I wanted to do more than teach students — I wanted to train teachers who would continue to reach students after I left.

A Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia in the early 1970s.

Ultimately, my staff employment at Peace Corps greatly influenced my decision to become a Volunteer. In June of 1971, I received my college degree. In July I left for Philadelphia to join a group of other Trainees.

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HBCUs, or historically Black colleges and universities, are an important component of Black history in the United States.

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Utilize your skills to educate emerging health care professionals and improve health care systems with Peace Corps Response.

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Most Peace Corps Volunteers serve in one community for two years. I am now twenty months into my service in Liberia as an Education Volunteer. . . and living at my third site.

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Last year over 8200 students and 800 teachers in Liberia learned phonics from the Let’s Read! program.

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It is no surprise that Gender Equity is a global issue.

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During Peace Corps’ history, the Boston metropolitan area has consistently ranked as one of the top Volunteer-producing areas in the nation.

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Joni says her house in Liberia is much more than a place to eat and sleep. It's home.

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Peace Corps Volunteers come to service with a wide variety of skills, perspectives and life experiences.


Time and time again I heard similar frustrations at my site: members in the community struggled to feed their children and to find the money for their children’s school fees.  

Growing myself in Peace Corps Response

For many years I knew that the Peace Corps would be a wonderful experience for me. 


Teaching students to question the world around them inspires critical thinking outside of the classroom and creates space for empowerment. 


Serving in Liberia is fulfilling my childhood goal of giving back to my homeland of Africa.


This year on April 25th we commemorated the 10th annual international recognition of World Malaria Day—a day on which we bring attention to and celebrate efforts to combat malaria globally. 

11 interesting volunteer opportunities for 12 months or less

Peace Corps Response offers volunteer opportunities for experienced professionals to serve in communities around the world. 

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I am GHSP but even more, I am Peace Corps Liberia.

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To be honest, I had no idea that May is Asian American Heritage Month. 

Mosque in my community

To say I was nervous would be an understatement.