The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.
The Peace Corps Mission
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
Peace Corps in the Philippines
Volunteers in the Philippines work with their communities on projects in education, the environment, and youth development. During their service in the Philippines, Volunteers learn to speak local languages, including Bikol-Naga, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Kinaray-a, Sorsoganon, Tagalog, and Waray.
Coastal Resource Management (CRM) Volunteers assist the coastal communities’ efforts to implement restoration and protection of marine habitats and to enhance food security through participative community action on fisheries management. They work with local government units to implement integrated CRM plans, assist communities with environmental education and training, and establish the basis for legal protection of fish stocks and marine habitats. Although environmental education is a core function of the CRM sector, its approach to conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine resources is people-centered and participatory. Volunteer projects include restoration of degraded coastal and marine habitats, planning and hosting environmental camps and clubs, development of educational materials, and assisting in the formulation of conservation policies and reforms.
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