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. In June 2014, our Post implemented a new project plan focusing on Primary English Literacy. Volunteers are trained and work in English and French Creole (Kweyol). In addition to this primary assignment, many Volunteers work on secondary projects related to Youth Development and HIV/AIDS prevention.
"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