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In 2020, the Peace Corps evacuated thousands of volunteers from all over the world because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over two years later, volunteers are back serving communities.

  • Chief Executive Officer Carol Spahn said the Peace Corps is “very excited” to be inviting volunteers back to 48 countries. Before the pandemic, they were in 64 countries.
  • The Peace Corps started a Virtual Service Pilot that it plans to continue as a complement to the rest of the program, said Spahn.
  • Volunteers also helped with vaccine distribution in the United States during Covid-19, she said.

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