Peace Corps Week

February 26 - March 4, 2017

Peace Corps Week commemorates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service.

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Peace Corps Week 2017

This year the Peace Corps Week theme is Highlighting Hospitality: How does your Peace Corps Country Make People Feel Welcome? Volunteers are often humbled by the hospitality of their Peace Corps country. Share those traditions of hospitality and feelings of welcome with the world this Peace Corps Week. 

In 2017 there are many ways you can join in the celebration.

Anyone

Peace Corps Volunteers

  • Connect with a classroom and teach U.S. students about traditions of hospitality in your host country.
  • Write a blog post about traditions of hospitality in your host country. Check out our blogging tips and share your blog on Facebook tagging @PCThirdGoal.
  • How do you say "welcome" in your host country’s language? Share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram tagging #hostcountryhello and #PCW2017.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and RPCV Groups

Be sure to tell us about your planned events in the RPCV Portal so we can send you promotional items to share at your events and a Peace Corps t-shirt.

  • Host a film festival to showcase the Video Challenge finalist videos. We'll share the link to the videos here when it's available.
  • Host an International Festival.
  • Host a Story Slam with the theme of welcome or hospitality.
  • Write a blog post about traditions of hospitality in your host country. Share your blog on Facebook and tag @PCThirdGoal and #PCW2017.
  • How do you say "welcome" in your host country's language? Share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram tagging #hostcountryhello and #PCW2017.
  • Connect with a classroom and teach U.S. students about traditions of hospitality in your host country.

Educators