Contribute to the Media Library

The Peace Corps Media Library accepts photo and video submissions of Peace Corps life and service to help us share the rich experiences of Volunteers, their host communities, returned Volunteers, and Volunteer friends and family.

Submission guidelines

Trying to decide what photos and videos to share from your collection? Here are some suggestions and guidelines for what to submit.

  • Submit photos and video that tell a story—about a project, home life, cultural immersion, etc.
  • Consider selecting a representative set of photos rather than focusing on one subject or one type of shot (landscapes, portraits).
  • Submit photos of daily life, work-related activities, food and transportation, cultural celebrations, etc.
  • Did you return to your host country years (or decades!) after completing your service? Photos of RPCVs reconnecting with host country friends and colleagues are especially welcome.
  • Use the designated space in the submission form to describe the photo as completely as you can; only you can provide the context of the photo and the details that will bring it to life.
  • Be sensitive to the privacy concerns of individuals, including host country nationals.
  • Do not include personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers, email or street addresses.

Please note that we can only accept your photos if you are the copyright holder. Generally speaking, if you took the photo, or if you are the subject of the photo and it was taken using your camera, the copyright would belong to you unless you have assigned the copyright to a third party, such as a book publisher.

Child protection policy

If any of the photos/video submitted include child/children wherein the child/children’s  face is reasonably identifiable, there must be permission by the child/children’s parent/guardian for use. The Peace Corps Office of Communications cannot accept any photo of a reasonably identifiable child/children without acknowledgment of a signed photo release form.

Download child protection policy release form [PDF]

Technical requirements


72dpi minimum resolution. Please upload digital photos at the highest resolution and size available.


  • Maximum file size is 100MB.
  • Maximum video duration is 30 minutes (contact us if your video is longer than 30 minutes or 100MB in size).

Peace Corps reserves the right to edit or reject submissions to the Media Library.

If your file size is larger than 100MB or you are experiencing difficulties submitting your materials, please email [email protected] to notify the system administrator.

Submit photo or video

* Required field

Acceptable file types are gif, jpg, jpeg, png, tif, tiff, webp, avi, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, ogg, qt, webm, wmv. Maximum photo size is 100MB. No spaces or special characters in filenames.
Include as much detail as possible, including names and descriptions of who is in the photo and the location, project, or activity.
If media includes children, have you obtained a signed photo release form from parent/guardian? This field is required.

Information about you and your service

Dates of Service
Start year
End year

Check if applicable:

If you have served multiple tours or a third-year extension, please describe.

Contact information

If different at the time of Peace Corps service
Required if Home Country is United States

Check if applicable:

Note: Peace Corps does not release contact information to groups for the purposes of fundraising.

Authorization to Use Personal Information and Personal Media

This Authorization (this “Authorization”) to Use Personal Information and Personal Media allows the Peace Corps to use your name, biographical information, and likeness (collectively, Personal Information), and photos, videos, stories, blogs, music, and other media (including social media) you have submitted (collectively, Personal Media) for any purpose authorized under the Peace Corps Act. This could include posting photos, videos, and stories of you on the Peace Corps website and social media channels, in Peace Corps’ print and digital publications as well as other publications that you have identified at the Peace Corps’ request, and press releases and other public statements.

You are not required to agree to this Authorization. Your status as a Trainee or Volunteer is not affected in any way if you choose not to agree to this Authorization. Please see the Privacy Act Statement at the end of this form.

Privacy Act Statement

The Peace Corps, an agency of the federal government, is required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) to advise you of the following information regarding this form. The Privacy Act addresses the federal government’s use of certain personal information in agency files.

Authority: This form is authorized by the Peace Corps Act of 1961, as amended, 22 U.S.C § 34. 2501(a) et seq.

Purpose: The information you provide will authorize the Peace Corps to use your name and submitted personal media during your time as a Peace Corps Trainee and Peace Corps Volunteer.

Routine Uses: Use of the information collected based on this form is restricted to the purposes cited in this privacy statement or unless the disclosure is otherwise permitted under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and the agency’s privacy policy. The information you provide may be used for the routine uses described in the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and the Peace Corps' published Routine Uses A through M, as defined in the Peace Corps' System of Records PC-17 and PC-21. For information on Routine Uses A through M, please see the Peace Corps Privacy Program.

Disclosure: The completion of this form is voluntary. Your acceptance as a Trainee/Volunteer is not impacted by completing this form. However, failure to submit this form will result in the Peace Corps’ inability to use your submitted media. The agency is committed to ensuring that any personal information received is safeguarded against unauthorized disclosure.

Burden statement

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response. This estimate includes the time for reviewing instructions and completing the collection of information. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to:

FOIA Officer, Peace Corps
1275 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20526
ATTN: PRA (0420-0552).

Do not return the completed form to this address.