Philippines

Stories from Philippines

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

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John Montgomery 2

I was well into my doctoral program in agricultural economics at Texas A&M University (TAMU) when my gym partner, who was also the campus Peace Corps recruiter, mentioned that he’d noticed a ring like mine on the finger of a new student named Vanessa who’d recently returned from service in the Philippines.

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A young girl, hand covered in blue paint, adds her hand print to piece of paper with other colorful hand prints.

Youth in development Volunteers know that individual connections create a global impact.

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Five years ago my site was hit by super typhoon Haiyan: one of the strongest typhoons to ever hit the Philippines in recent history. This storm resulted in an increase of student dropout and at-risk youth. Non-governmental organizations and charities from all over the city combined resources to address the aftermath of this tragedy.

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Pamela Watkins

Though they represent less than 5% of the overall Volunteer population, Americans over the age of 50 are a valuable asset to the Peace Corps community.

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Charles Reilly with students in the Philippines

My assignment was working as a rural development specialist.

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David Schopler served with the Peace Corps in the Philippines before he became an officer in the SEAL Teams, where he current

Veterans Day is a special day for me, as I am able to reflect on two great influences in my life: the Peace Corps and the U.S. Navy. 

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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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