VAC Mini Grant

The VAC Mini-Grant program is intended to support volunteers' community initiatives by providing a streamlined source of small cash grants. However modest, PCVs have come to rely on the $50,000 COP (equal to approximately $17 USD) grants as a consistent and reliable crowd-funded financial resource. Since January 2016, VAC's fundraising efforts have enabled us to … Continue reading VAC Mini Grant


La Gringa con la Cara de Asia


Angell is a Practical English for Success (PES) volunteer serving in veredas in Magdalena, Colombia. -   -“Japonesa?” -“No.” -“China?” -“Tampoco.” -(And if we are really good at guessing…) “Coreana?” *Umm, you forgot the Americana part, señor. Then, we proceed to the next level of some of my favorite questions… -“De dónde eres?” -“Soy de … Continue reading La Gringa con la Cara de Asia

CII-8: Commitment to Service Statements

by Brianna Thompson There were countless times during my cohort's pre-service training where I thought, "I am so lucky to be in the presence of these people," but never so much as during our Commitment to Service ceremony.  Our Commitment to Service was a private ceremony (meaning only the Peace Corps trainees, the volunteer leader, … Continue reading CII-8: Commitment to Service Statements