Changing the World with Peace Corps

Four Peace Corps programs to help you change the world

When you set out to make the world a better place, it can be difficult to find a vocation where you feel that you will make tangible change. When looking for a cause, keep in mind that what you’re passionate about is where you’ll work best and make the most change. Because the Peace Corps offers varied two-year volunteer positions, you have the opportunity to find a cause that you are passionate about.  These are just a few of the options that are open to you:

Illustrator: Taylor Daniels

Illustrator: Taylor Daniels

If you’re interested in: Saving the planet
Sector: Coastal Resource Management Volunteer   Target Country: Philippines

Work to support the “sustainable development of coastal areas and for the improvement of the quality of life of coastal population.” Collaborate with local communities to identify the best ways to streamline conservation efforts.

If you’re interested in: Improving global health
Sector: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Extensionist   Target Country: Panama

Work with communities to improve water access and handling practices. Work with locals to build “leadership, organizational and technical skills… to effectively address water and sanitation needs.” Collaborate with community leaders to ensure future success.

If you’re interested in: Helping younger generations
Sector: Youth in Development Specialist   Target Country: Guatemala

Work with children and adolescents to help them develop “positive self-identity, life skills, and leadership that prepare youth to make informed decisions.” Help your students build a strong foundation for future success by covering various topics such as substance abuse and sexual health.

If you’re interested in: Providing quality education
Sector: Secondary Education Science Teacher     Target Country: Tanzania

Teach general science, physics, biology, and chemistry curriculum to varied class sizes of students. Support the sciences by drafting lesson plans to fit the given syllabus, and get involved with school clubs and sports to bond with students.