Peace Corps Oral History Interview
If you are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), or Peace Corps staff member, and you would like to share the story about your service, please complete this interview request form. The Peace Corps Oral History team will be in touch with you to schedule an online interview with one of our experienced Returned Peace Corps Volunteer interviewers.
Interviews focus on the Volunteer’s years of service, but briefly cover pre-Peace Corps life, motivation to join Peace Corps, on-boarding process and training, and conclude with current activities and reflections. The length of interview is up to the interviewee, who is free to discuss whatever is important to them. However, interviews typically take over an hour.
Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, interviews will be recorded online using video conferencing technology. The collection of completed interviews will be launched for Peace Corps’ 60th anniversary in 2021 and made easily available to researchers and the general public through a free online public archive at the University of Kentucky Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.
• You can learn more about the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Archival Project here:
• You can learn more about the University of Kentucky Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History here:
First name (and middle name if you like)
Please use your legal name. If you go by a nickname you can put it in parenthesis.
What Peace Corps Volunteer program(s) were you involved with?
You can select more than one.
Community Economic Development
Youth in Development
Peace Corps Response
Peace Corps staff
In which country and years did you serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer or staff member?
If you have served more than once then please list each country with its corresponding years of service.
What is your current state of residence?
Other (describe below)
Do you have access to a device, such as a computer, smart phone, or tablet, that can connect to the Internet with a webcam and microphone?*
*Until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed, all interviews will be conducted using video conferencing technology.
I don't know
Many Faces of Peace Corps Project
During your service did you identify as a member of a non-majority group in the U.S.; for example, Black, African descent, Hispanic, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, indigenous groups of the Americas, a religious affiliation, older citizen, or LGBTQIA+? Please describe as you wish and your interview will be included in the Many Faces of Peace Corps Project.
Peace Corps Evacuees collection
If you were evacuated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please indicate the month and year you began your service as well as the month and year you were evacuated and your interview will be included in the Peace Corps Evacuees collection. Please provide a brief description if you were evacuated for a reason other than COVID-19.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Interviewer after you have been interviewed?
We are always looking for more Interviewers to help grow our collection of Peace Corps stories and to provide a broader base of support in connecting with Returned and Evacuated Volunteers.
Maybe but please send more information
Is there any additional information you would like to share?
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