Peace Corps Week

February 25 - March 3, 2018

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.

Highlighting Home PC Week
Peace Corps Week 2018

The 2018 Peace Corps Week theme is Highlighting Home: What does home, family, and community look like in your Peace Corps country? Volunteers are welcomed into the hearts and homes of their Peace Corps communities and gain new families in all shapes and sizes during service. This Peace Corps Week we are celebrating the host families, faces, and places that Volunteers call home during service.

In 2018 there are many ways you can join in the celebration.

Anyone

Peace Corps Volunteers

  • Submit a 2-minute video Highlighting Home in the Peace Corps Week Video Challenge
  • Connect with a classroom and teach U.S. students about your family, home, and community in your host country.
  • Write a blog post about the spaces, places, and faces that you call home in your host country. Check out our blogging tips and share your blog on Facebook tagging @PCThirdGoal and #PeaceCorpsWeek.
  • Share photos of the places, faces, and families that were your home during Peace Corps service on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and tag it #PeaceCorpsHome and #PeaceCorpsWeek.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and RPCV Groups

  • Submit a 2-minute video Highlighting Home in the Peace Corps Week Video Challenge
  • Host a film festival to showcase the Peace Corps Week Video Challenge finalist videos. We will provide you with a film playlist to use at your event!
  • Write a blog post about the spaces, places, and faces that you called home during your Peace Corps service. Share your blog on Facebook and tag @PCThirdGoal and #PeaceCorpsWeek.
  • Share photos of the places, faces, and families that were your home during Peace Corps service on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and tag it #PeaceCorpsHome and #PeaceCorpsWeek.
  • Connect with a classroom and teach U.S. students about the people and places you called home in your Peace Corps country.
  • Host an International Festival.
  • Host a Story Slam with the theme of home, family, and community during service.

Educators

  • Host a returned Peace Corps Volunteer in your classroom or community group to teach your learners about their host country's traditions.
  • Connect your learners with a Peace Corps Volunteer in the field through Global Connections
  • Bring the Peace Corps experience to your learners by teaching a lesson plan or activity from the World Wise Schools resource library