Share Your Experience

Tips, tools, and resources to share your experience

There are countless ways to share your Peace Corps experience with Americans and achieve the Third Goal.

No matter how big or small, log into the RPCV Portal to tell us when you share your experience and help demonstrate the impact returned Peace Corps Volunteers make here at home. 

Speakers Match

The Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools Speakers Match program connects returned Peace Corps Volunteers to classrooms, after-school programs, retirement homes, and other community groups to share the Peace Corps experience. As an RPCV, you'll bring your firsthand knowledge and perspectives of other cultures home to the U.S.

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Ideas for sharing

How to share your experience

  • Tailor what you share to the interests of your audience.
  • Engage as many senses as possible—sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch—to transport your audience.
  • Bring traditional snacks from your country of service.
  • Use artifacts from your service such as fabrics, art objects, currency, tools, and photos.
  • Inspire curiosity with some local language from your country of service.
  • Leave time for Q & A and keep your answers concise and engaging.
  • Have fun! Think of your presentation like a conversation with a friend who wants to learn about your experience.

Where to share your experience

  • Classrooms
  • Workplaces
  • Retirement communities
  • After-school programs or youth groups such as Girl Scout troops
  • Local libraries
  • Newspaper op-eds or letters to the editor
  • Service organizations such as Rotary Clubs
  • Open mic nights or story slams

Tools and resources for sharing your experience

  • Looking for more images? The Peace Corps Media Library is a collection of photos submitted by the Peace Corps family searchable by country or keyword.
  • Want to include a video? The Peace Corps’ official YouTube channel had fresh, creative, inspiring videos on what it's like to be a Peace Corps Volunteer. Select one to share as part of your talk.
  • Peace Corps Fast Facts lists current statistics, facts, figures, and other pertinent information on Peace Corps today. But remember, the most interesting part of your talk will be your personal experiences. 

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