Global Connections Program
VOLUNTEERS: READ THIS BEFORE GETTING STARTED
Educators complete a request describing their learners (age or grade, subject, etc.) and specifying:
- Type of activity
- Region and language (if other than English)
- A desired date range or a single date – indicating if the date is flexible
- A detailed description
- The teacher’s email address
Browse available opportunities and respond directly to the educator via email to the requests you are able to fulfill. That’s right! It is all in your hands.
- Web chat: An educator wants to speak directly to a PCV using a virtual web conference or web chat platform.
- Writing Exchange: An educator is looking for a traditional pen pal letter exchange, blog exchange, or newsletter project.
- Content Sharing: Educators ask PCVs for photos, videos, or written content to supplement a lesson plan or teaching unit. Examples include media content to show daily life, celebrations, clothing, etc., in a specific country. Content could also be about a topic, such as photos of drought from around the world, videos of community members counting from one to ten in a local language, or a video tour of a school.
- Other Request: Educators propose a project and connect with Volunteers who they are interested in working with.
- Do not respond to a request unless you intend to follow through.
- You are representing Peace Corps. If you connect with a teacher, be sure to represent your country of service in a professional and appropriate manner.
- Browse the opportunities: Search opportunities to find the 'best fit' for you! Educators include preferences, such as language, country/region, or timeframe.
- Learn Best Practices: Volunteers and educators through the years have shared what works. Learn through others in our best practices page for written exchanges, and check out some helpful resources.