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, 58 Volunteers are serving in four islands of the Eastern Caribbean: Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Currently, Volunteers are assigned to work in one of the three following areas: Youth Development, Institutional/NGO Development, and Special Education. In addition to these primary assignments, many Volunteers work on HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and receive support from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. In June 2014, our Post will implement a new project plan focusing on Primary English Literacy. Volunteers are trained and work in English and French Creole (Kweyol).
"Working with the younger children has taught me to live in the NOW! I am blessed to have my primary assignment at a school." - Tatjana Bicanin Saint Lucia, EC85
Current Volunteer in Eastern Caribbean