Stories from Ukraine

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

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Serving with the Peace Corps was my dream as I grew up in Kazakhstan.

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As Peace Corps commemorated its 60th anniversary, a virtual panel discussion was held on March 3 with returned Volunteers who were personally impacted by President John F. Kennedy, who established the agency in 1961.

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Four people are on a Zoom meeting.

When Volunteers around the world were evacuated last year due to COVID-19, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) Alliance for Ukraine, quickly mobilized to provide support… Read More

Ketover, middle with Ambassador Bill Taylor at a Ministry of Youth event.

Michael Ketover, Peace Corps Ukraine's country director, tells his story of service through photos.

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A man with a Native background wraps a rainbow flag around himself and a friend, smiling.

"My greatest challenge while in Peace Corps was being a gay person of color serving in a predominantly white and religious community."

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A group of people smile for a selfie on the streets of Ukraine.

Upon completing service, many returned Volunteers find community, comfort, and connections in Peace Corps-affiliate groups based in the United States. Alliance for Ukraine is one such group.

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Hispanic female Peace Corps volunteer review paper documents with two female community members outside in Guatemala

September 15 to October 15 is nationally recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month.

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A group of young people in professional clothing stand outside of a building in a large group.

Before joining the Peace Corps, Gabriel Cortez was working full time at a restaurant in Arizona and completing his bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University.

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Volunteering with the Peace Corps isn't easy, but collaboration and inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.

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A young girl, hand covered in blue paint, adds her hand print to piece of paper with other colorful hand prints.

Youth in development Volunteers know that individual connections create a global impact.

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