Peace Corps Week

March 1-7, 2020

Peace Corps Week commemorates President John F. Kennedy’s establishment of the agency on March 1, 1961, and celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad.

Theme: Peace Corps 2020+: Building the Future

As we begin a new decade, we look to the future. The world is more connected today than it has ever been. Tomorrow will bring new opportunities and along with them, new challenges.

Since 1961, more than 235,000 Americans have served our country and the global community as Peace Corps Volunteers, living and working alongside local leaders to catalyze change.

This Peace Corps Week, we invite the world to celebrate the ways our host communities and Volunteers are innovating for the world of tomorrow.


Photo contest for Peace Corps Week 2020

Finalists have been selected and voting is now closed. Winners incorporating this year's theme, Peace Corps 2020+: Building the Future, will be announced during Peace Corps Week in each of the following categories representing the Peace Corps’ three goals:

  1. Primary projects that support community needs.
  2. Promoting an understanding of Americans in your host country.
  3. Promoting an understanding of your host country’s culture for an American audience.

More ways to join the celebration

Anyone
Vote Feb. 17-21, 2020
Review the Peace Corps Week Photo Challenge submissions on Facebook.
Anyone
Check out Peace Corps Week events in your local area.
Volunteers • RPCVs
Share on social
Post your photos of faces and places from service and tag #PeaceCorpsWeek.
Volunteers • RPCVs
Share your service on Facebook and tag #PeaceCorpsWeek.
RPCVs
Use our playlist to showcase the Video Challenge finalists.
RPCVs
Share your host cultures through displays, songs, dances, or games.
RPCVs
Tell stories around the theme of home, family, and community during service.
Volunteers • Educators
Bring the global perspective of a Volunteer to any learning environment.
RPCVs • Educators
RPCVs can visit classrooms to introduce young learners to customs, beliefs, and adventures.
Educators
Use our resources to bring the Peace Corps experience to life for your students.