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Up to 12 months
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Virtual Service Pilot
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If you are flexible in where you serve for the two-year Peace Corps Volunteer program, our experts can match you with a position and country based on your experience and preferences.

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Share Your Experience

Did Peace Corps service change you? Pass along that transformative power: There are countless ways to share your service story and achieve the Third Goal.

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Global Connections

The Global Connections program gives schools, community groups, and other organizations access to the Peace Corps network—free of charge—for presentations, pen pal exchanges, and more. This program is a key component to fulfilling the Peace Corps' Third Goal—to increase Americans' understanding of other peoples and cultures. Global Connections allows learners of all ages to experience different countries, languages, and traditions by connecting with a current or Returned Volunteer and their host community.

Any teacher, organization, or local club interested in connecting can submit a request form, including specific details of how they would like to shape their intercultural exchange. The educator will be contacted directly with more information to facilitate their connection. Volunteers can email [email protected] to learn more about how to participate during service.

RPCVs who would like to sign up as a speaker in the Global Connections program can do so through the RPCV Portal.

Ethical storytelling toolkit

Ethical storytelling is a practice of sharing stories in a way that is conscious of power dynamics and grounded in mutual respect. Storytelling is at the heart of the Peace Corps experience, and this toolkit for Volunteer storytellers is just one way we are working to strengthen our approach.

The toolkit builds upon existing best practices in ethical storytelling and offers guidance within the context of Peace Corps values. These include our commitment to building and celebrating person-to-person relationships, and to cultivating intercultural competency, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

This toolkit consists of a video and a workbook, which are intended to be used together. It should take about 90 minutes to complete the video and all activities. At the end of the workbook, you’ll find a few suggested ways to share your story.

Download the Peace Corps Approach to Ethical Storytelling Workbook [PDF] and watch the video or read more about best practices in ethical storytelling on social media.

Best practices and presentation tips

Use these suggestions to make your presentation enjoyable and relevant for your audience:

Interested in facilitating a pen pal exchange? Read these tips for guidance:

Scoop up best practices for connecting with various age groups:

Are you participating in the Virtual Service Pilot? Read these tips for sharing about your virtual service:

Activity ideas and lesson plans

Bring some items from your country of service to share with your audience!

Using technology for your exchange:

Plan an international festival or film screening:

Templates, tools, and resources

Other ways to share

Be a blogger

Write a blog post to share your service story and pass along what you learned.