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“To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.” - Third Goal of the Peace Corps

Here you will find local and national programs, events, activities, and resources to help you fulfill the Third Goal of the Peace Corps.


Third Goal Activities

Now is a GREAT time to start working your connections and networks to host or organize a Third Goal event. Actively look for opportunities, or create your own opportunity.  

Here are some suggestions:

  • Contact a local school to ask if they're hosting a multicultural or heritage event
  • Connect with a Girl Scout leader and offer to assist with World Thinking Day or a Global Action event
  • Ask if your town hosts a multicultural festival and if NOVA RPCV can have a display
  • Post on social media photos, stories, videos about your PC experience
  • Are you in a book club? Suggest a book about your PC country and share your favorite PC items, food & memories
  • Invite people to your house to share food, art, music, and favorite items from your PC country
  • If you live in or near Fairfax County, register in their database of International Experts & Guest Speakers. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is seeking community members who are willing to share their global knowledge and expertise with teachers and students during the 2021-2022 school-year as virtual guest speakers in classrooms, or during summer vacation. 


If you would be interested in connecting with FCPS and sharing your knowledge about a specific country/global region, language, global issue, or sustainable development topic, please reach out to NOVA RPCV by sending an email at or by using the online contact form, with "Third Goal Activity - FCPS" in the subject line.  Please provide your specific areas of expertise, and Sara Holtz, NOVA RPCV's Youth Engagement and Education Coordinator, will be in touch with you via email to follow up.  Please note that completing the form merely expresses your interest, and it will not commit you to participating.  In addition, you may request to have your name removed from the list at any time.  Thank you for considering this opportunity to share your knowledge with FCPS students and teachers to enrich their learning.

Tips for sharing your Peace Corps experience

Speakers Match

Peace Corps provides Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) opportunities to speak about peoples and cultures from around the globe to any group that requests a speaker. RPCVs have enriching stories to tell that can engage audiences, teach them about different cultures, and help them become more curious about the world outside of their home.


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Share your experience

There are countless ways to share your service and achieve the Third Goal.

Report your Third Goal activities to Peace Corps

Use the Returned Peace Corps Portal (RPCV Portal) to report your Third Goal activity 

Tell Peace Corps About Your Third Goal Activity

When you tell Peace Corps about your Third Goal activity, they'll send you a Third Goal Kit full of Peace Corps promotional materials!

More Third Goal Resources

Check out Peace Corps' website for even more ideas and resources for Third Goal activities!