Stories from Peru

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

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A Peruvian man and a white woman stand together by a table and smile

In Peru, food is love. Cooking, a large part of the culture, is a favorite pastime in many families and is a way to show respect and camaraderie.

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Woman in blue shirt surrounded by school children from Panama

Peace Corps Response sends Volunteers on highly specialized assignments for 12 months or less. If you have a background in teaching English as a foreign language, special education, or developing training materials, these might be the positions for you!

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Each and every day is a chance to protect and better our planet. Whether they’re an educator, agriculturalist, or environmentalist, Peace Corps Volunteers strive to make a positive environmental impact in their countries of service.

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It was the Spring of 2013 and I had just accepted the offer to serve as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Philadelphia.

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11 interesting volunteer opportunities for 12 months or less

Peace Corps Response offers volunteer opportunities for experienced professionals to serve in communities around the world. 

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Selena Montelongo

Growing up, I always said I wanted to help people. 

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One fo the artisanal fishing boats on the shores of Cabo Blanco, overlooking the rest of the fleet.

As I leave my hut in the morning, I see the white sails of fishermen dancing along the horizon; in the afternoon, whales breach less than a mile from shore; and, in the light of the setting sun, I watch seabirds feeding before roosting for the night.

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VIDEO: Hospitality in Peru

Volunteer Brandon Williams shows us that hospitality in Peru starts at the table.

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