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Stories from Sierra Leone

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

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Brittney Nadler and Grace Morrissey recently departed to Sierra Leone to begin their Peace Corps journey. The two women met at a local send-off event in Chicago, where they discovered an unusual connection: they are each a triplet!

The road to my village in Sierra Leone

As I begin graduate school at Yale studying environmental management and African studies, my mind can’t help but wander back to West Africa. 

8 volunteer opportunities for creative types

Did you know you can serve in the Peace Corps as a music teacher or animation specialist? 

10 things I've learned

Between my experiences in Sierra Leone and Comoros, I’ve spent nearly two amazing years in Africa. I’ve still got another 9 months of service, but here are some things Peace Corps has taught me so far.

Moldova Volunteer Albert Sou reading to kids

Beginning in 1986, I served as an early childhood teacher trainer in Haiti. 

VIDEO: Stomping out malaria goes local

Volunteers are making a difference for people in host communities by working across Africa to prevent malaria, educate and support people who are afflicted or at risk. 

I knew the president when...

Sharon Kasper Alvarado arrived in Sierra Leone in 1964 to teach children chemistry, biology, health, English, and math as an education Peace Corps Volunteer.