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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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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8 volunteer opportunities for creative types

Did you know you can serve in the Peace Corps as a music teacher or animation specialist? 

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Jeremie Gluckman-Picard served as an education Volunteer in China from 2014 to 2016.

When serving abroad, all Peace Corps Volunteers face challenges of new living arrangements, novel foods and different attitudes.

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Jeannie Folan med school

My dad is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and a physician. When I matriculated his alma mater for medical school, he got to give me my first white coat. You could say I’m following in his footsteps. 

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