August 21, 2013

50 Years of Peace Corps: A Message for Soon to Be Volunteers

Originally published on May 1, 2013

I wrote this poem in summer of 2011 in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps when I was still a Peace Corps Recruiter. Although I wrote it for recruitment, I have found that it tends to resonate strongly with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and the whole Peace Corps family. I hope it speaks to YOU! -Meleia Egger, RPCV Malawi 2007-2009

Meleia Egger joined the Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services team as the RPCV Group Liaison in November. She is a Third Goal Program Specialist and coordinates Peace Corps Week annually.