Help represent the Rotary - Peace Corps Partnership at Your District Conference
Charlie Hunt, PFP Vice President
Many Rotarians are not familiar with the valued partnership between Rotary and Peace Corps. They also don't know how to leverage the partnership at the grassroots level. We want your help to change that.
Are you attending your District Conference? Would you consider doing so to promote the partnership? As a member of PFP, we are asking you to host or help coordinate a booth at district conferences across the US. Learn more.
Peace Corps Volunteers Return to the Field
Adapted from Article by Glenn Blumhorst, NPCA President & CEO
This is a hopeful time for the Peace Corps. On March 14, a small group of Volunteers arrived in Zambia. They are the first Volunteers to return to service overseas since March 2020. Serving in Zambia will include partnering with communities to focus on food security and education, along with partnering on efforts to disseminate COVID-19 mitigation information and promote access to vaccinations.
Volunteers also returned to the Dominican Republic. In 2022, Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited to return to 24 countries. This includes those evacuated in 2020, trainees who never had the chance to serve, and new Volunteers. Crucially, they are all returning as part of an agency that has listened to — and acted on — ideas and recommendations from the Peace Corps community for how to ensure that we’re shaping a Peace Corps that meets the needs of a changed world.
Volunteers also return to work around the world building the person-to-person relationships in communities where they serve. Across this country and in Europe, thousands of returned Volunteers are at work to help Ukrainians in harm’s way.
At a time like this it’s important to underscore a truth we know: The mission of building peace and friendship is the work of a lifetime.
How Partnering for Peace is Helping
By Chantelle Doerksen and Shannon Carter, PFP Communications Committee
Earlier this month, PFP members met with Ukrainian counterparts to hear their stories. The RPCV Alliance for Ukraine and PFP member/Rotary Peace Fellow Shannon Carter (RPCV Ukraine) helped to coordinate.
PFP continues to discuss how we can continue support Rotary and Peace Corps efforts in Ukraine with humanitarian assistance over the upcoming months. We believe this will include leaning into partnerships like the MOU between Rotary and Peace Corps, as well as with other INGOs and NGOs. Learn more.