Peace Corps North Macedonia
Peace Corps was established in North Macedonia in 1996 by invitation of the Government of North Macedonia. Since then more than 800 Volunteers have worked with schools, local municipalities, civil society organizations, and public institutions to meet the diverse needs of communities throughout the country.
In exploring various programming opportunities, government officials in North Macedonia and Peace Corps staff determined that an education project targeting English language learning, interactive teaching methods, and the use of new technologies would meet the nation’s growing demand for English language competence and have great potential for enhancing the capacities of the local education system. Since 1996, Volunteers have been working in primary and secondary public schools throughout the country with an emphasis on rural and marginalized communities.
In 2005, Peace Corps North Macedonia initiated a community development program to assist public institutions, community groups, and NGOs in building their capacity to develop and implement sustainable programs and activities.
Peace Corps newest collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy began in 2015. Peace Corps is committed to supporting the government of North Macedonia’s efforts to increase the social inclusion and de-institutionalization of people with special needs. Volunteers are building the capacity of local staff and developing programs and activities with beneficiaries and parents.
As an acknowledgment of the importance of our work and the dedication of our Volunteers and staff, the President of North Macedonia awarded Peace Corps with the Order of Merit for North Macedonia in 2014. Peace Corps North Macedonia has active Memoranda of Understanding with the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Local Self Government, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Agency for Youth and Sports, and key NGO networks.
Peace Corps North Macedonia accepts applications on a rolling basis from NGOs, schools, and other institutions who are interested in hosting a Volunteer. Applications for interested schools and organizations can be found below. Please send the application at [email protected] or by mail at Osma Udarna Brigada br 2, 1000 Skopje.
For more information about our activities, please see these resources:
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2018
Annual Report 2019
Annual Report 2020
Peace Corps North Macedonia at a Glance 2017
Peace Corps North Macedonia at a Glance 2018
March 2018 Newsletter
June 2018 Newsletter
September 2018 Newsletter