Peace Corps Volunteers

Title

Peace Corps Volunteers

Description

The initial reactions to the Peace Corps proposal are convincing proof that we have, in this country, an immense reservoir of such men and women-anxious to sacrifice their energies and time and toil to the cause of world peace and human progress.

By President John F. Kennedy 1961

 

The Peace Corps finds its roots In 1960,  when students of the University of Michigan were challenged by then Senator John F. Kennedy. In an effort to promote peace worldwide, he urged them to serve their country by working and living in developing countries. 

Since its official founding in 1961, over 200,000 volunteers have served with the Peace Corps in 139 different countries. Work areas include Education, Health & HIV/AIDS, Business Development, Environment, Youth Development, and Agriculture. Working in small villages and towns all over the world, not only do volunteers help people rebuild themselves and their community, but they also create a positive image of the United States abroad.

The Peace Corps’ mission is as follows:

  1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
    2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
    3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the Americans.

Creator

David Battle

Date

1972

Source

https://postalmuseum.si.edu/collections/images/1d_peacecorpsstamp-01.jpg

Relation

For Further Exploration Please Visit http://www.peacecorps.gov/.

Peace Corps Stamp - Source: U.S. Postal Service http://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/stamp-design/

Rights

Source: About Us . (n.d.). Peace Corps. Retrieved October 12, 2012, from www.peacecorps.gov/about/.

Publisher

Peace Corps

Contributor

Peace Corps

Format

Medium: Postage Stamp

Language

English

Type

Organization

Identifier

Peace Corps, Volunteerism, Peace, JFK, Education, Health, AIDS, Community, United States

Coverage

International

Files

https://postalmuseum.si.edu/collections/images/1d_peacecorpsstamp-01.jpg

Reference

David Battle, Peace Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps, 1972

Cite As

David Battle, “Peace Corps Volunteers,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 22, 2024, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/316.