Peace Corps began working in the Eastern Caribbean in 1961 when St. Lucia became one of three pilot posts worldwide. Since then, more than 3,815 Volunteers have served on various island nations throughout the region. Over this time, PCVs have worked in education, agriculture, youth development, health, small business development and the environment. Currently, 60 Volunteers are serving in four islands of the Eastern Caribbean: Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
In June 2014, our Post implemented a new project plan focusing on Primary English Literacy. Volunteers co-teach with grades 1, 2 and 3 in primary schools throughout the four islands. In addition to this primary assignment, many Volunteers work on secondary projects related to Youth Development and working with persons with disabilities.
MY EXPERIENCE IN EASTERN CARIBBEAN, IN THE CLASSROOM AND OUT IN THE COMMUNITY, IS THE MOST MEANINGFUL WORK I'VE EVER DONE. VOLUNTEERS IN EASTERN CARIBBEAN CAN NEVER SAY "I DIDN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE" BECAUSE WE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, EVERY DAY. Valerie, Current Volunteer in Eastern Caribbean