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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 Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Peace Corps Response Volunteers are expected to possess the technical skills needed to fulfill their assigned role with minimal training.

The Virtual Service Pilot connects qualified U.S. citizens with host country counterparts to meet partner requests in new ways – from supplementing on-the-ground Volunteer efforts to reaching regions where Volunteers cannot go. Participants collaborate virtually with counterparts to complete project tasks, donating 5-15 hours per week for 3-6 months.

Requesting a Volunteer

Peace Corps North Macedonia is currently receiving applications from NGOs, schools, and other institutions who are interested in hosting a Volunteer. Please review the information in the following document:

Call for Application for U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer 2024

If your organization or community group is interested in working with a Peace Corps Volunteer throughout the 2024-2026:

1. Read the information in the call and the Homestay family flyer (Macedonian and Albanian version);
2. Fill out the Volunteer Request Form 2024
3. E-mail the form to [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2024.

For additional information about the Peace Corps and the application process, please contact the staff bellow:

Vjosa Ramadani - Regional Manager (West)
Phone: 071 366 428
Email: [email protected]

Dragan Markoski - Regional Manager (East)
Phone: 070 406 005
Email: [email protected]

Teuta Saljii - Regional Manager (Central)
Phone: 070 383 780
Email: [email protected]

Nadica Georgieva – English and Inclusive Education Program Manager
Phone: 070 385 642
Email: [email protected]

Mirlinda AlemdarCommunity Development Program Manager
Phone: 070 306 049
Email: [email protected]

For more information about our activities, please see these resources:

Annual Report 2017 
Annual Report 2018
Annual Report 2019
Annual Report 2020
Annual Report 2021
Annual Report 2022
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