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Stories from Mexico

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

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We’re excited to share here this post authored by our volunteers, Bruce and Jake, along with the members of the El Carrizal community. They generously share details about the impactful work they are currently engaged in.

Es con emoción que compartimos aquí una publicación de la autoría de nuestros voluntarios Bruce y Jake junto con miembros de la comunidad de El Carrizal. Nos comparten generosamente detalles del impacto significativo que está teniendo su trabajo.

Peace Corps Mexico receives a reinstated Volunteer to serve in Mexico

Peace Corps Mexico has reopened doors for its Volunteers to serve alongside local community members and institutions.

Bruce Bogan hands out blankets

Once a Peace Corps Volunteer, always a Peace Corps Volunteer. Let’s face it, this is why we‘re referred to as “returned,” not “former” Volunteers.

Compartiendo una pasión de por vida en servicio al medio ambiente - Versión en español abajo

Las ramas del árbol genealógico del Programa de Medio ambiente de PCM - Versión en español abajo

Creación de conciencia ambiental, liderazgo y acción para un futuro más saludable - Version en español abajo

El comienzo de una fructífera relación de amistad y cooperación técnica - Versión en español abajo

Defense Language Institute roommates at Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas
Person siting in desk in front of computer

As often happens with these sort of life experiences, I suspect that I learned as much, if not more, from my colleagues than they learned from me.

The Peace Corps Mexico Environment Program celebrates its XV Anniversary and kicks off a week of commemorative content today. Versión en español abajo.

We´re celebrating, and you're invited!

¡Estamos celebrando! (Versión en español abajo)

Jean Seigle serving as a Special Education Volunteer in Asuncion, Paraguay

"As soon as I learned about the Peace Corps, I knew I was going to apply, and I'm so glad I did. It just fit."

Two women with cloth

The beauty of Peace Corps Response is its ability to adapt and adjust relatively quickly to new realities.

Sierra Gorda Queretaro. Nicole Salgado, 2018

'Morada y Rosa' is a tribute poem by John-Michael Bloomquist, former Peace Corps Mexico Volunteer.

Volunteer Cassidy Pearson and collaborators pose on top of the 50,000 liter capacity water cistern.

Between 2018 and 2020, the United States Agency for International Development´s Small Project Assistance program (USAID SPA) funded 10 Volunteers and their local partners to build 96 rainwater harvesting systems across 9 municipalities in 4 states, significantly increasing community-level resiliency.

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For #PeaceCorpsWeek, we are featuring stories of Volunteers who have interesting ties to the agency. Costa Rica PCV, Kirby, comes from a long line of Peace Corps Volunteers.

Students, Volunteer Christine Cieslak, Noemi Cedeño González and staff NIcole Salgado

Environmental events strengthen students’ and community members’ learning beyond the classroom and build community relationships fundamental to a satisfying service.