Peace Corp Day is an annual American holiday celebrating the Peace Corps. It is a special U.S. agency dedicated to supporting underdeveloped countries and to establishing peace and friendship among all peoples. Citizens who want to volunteer and perform various tasks to improve the situation in underdeveloped countries can apply to the agency. It is celebrated on the first Tuesday of March.
The Peace Corps was formed on March 1, 1961. The corresponding law was signed by D.F. Kennedy. It is in honor of this event that we celebrate Peace Corp Day today. Then a program was developed and established, affecting several sectors, among which was environmental protection, support for agriculture, education, health, etc.
Getting into the Peace Corps is not easy. The opportunity is available only to U.S. citizens of legal age. Volunteers have the right to choose several activities, including within a certain country. Volunteers must work in a new place of employment for at least two years. Before leaving for another country, each volunteer is required to complete a 3-month training course.
- The Peace Corps reports to the U.S. Government. The annual budget exceeds $400 million. dollars.
- The coronavirus pandemic has forced Peace Corps volunteers to suspend their activities in many countries.
- Former Peace Corps volunteers cannot join U.S. military intelligence for 4 years after they stop volunteering.
How to celebrate
Learn more about the organization’s activities on Peace Corp Day. If you are willing, you can try to volunteer to help underdeveloped countries in your chosen field.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they would like to volunteer for the Peace Corps. Perhaps someone has already worked there, then ask to share their impressions.
When is Peace Corp Day in 2024?
Peace Corp Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday in March.