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Director's Welcome

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Penny Alexander, Country Director, Peace Corps Vanuatu


Since 1990, at the invitation of the Government, across the beautiful archipelago of Vanuatu, over 850 Peace Corps Volunteers have served with community members, host country partners, and staff.  

Now, in 2024, the exemplary Peace Corps legacy continues. There are two locally prioritized projects: Family WASH and Nutrition; and secondly, education (Leftmap Litrisi). While working in partnership with community members, Family WASH focuses on providing access to clean drinking water and improved sanitation. Nutrition focuses on nutrition education and health awareness. Literacy focuses on literacy education, including teaching basic literacy, numeracy, and life skills. In at least 16 islands in the Republic of Vanuatu, both projects build relationships, encourage knowledge exchange, and produce tangible results.

Come join us as we inspire the next generation of global leaders. There are three ways you may work with Peace Corps: Volunteer for 2 years, Response Volunteers who serve for between 6 and 12 months, and Virtual Service opportunities with a range of time to engage.

No matter what path you choose, we look forward to your journey as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Vanuatu. You will gain valuable life experiences, make lasting friendships, and have the opportunity to make a difference.

We are looking forward to learning, working and laughing with you.

In service,

Penny Alexander
Country Director, Peace Corps Vanuatu