Peace Corps Then and Now/Volunteer Throwback Thursday

Peace Corps Then and Now/Volunteer Throwback Thursday.  

We're thrilled to partner with Peace Corps Ukraine over the next year to help them grow their social media audience. One of the ways they'll be doing this is by posting a series of "Then and Now" content. It's easy to participate - just submit a photo of yourself during service and one of you now. They'll be posting the submissions on Thursday's on their Facebook and Instagram pages using the hashtags #peacecorpsthenandnow and #PeacecorpsTBT. 

Read more about the project and how to submit photos below!

 

Objective: 

  • Highlight the effect that Peace Corps has had on volunteers in their personal lives and careers 

  • Give recognition to volunteers who served as a foundation for the successful operations of Peace Corps in Ukraine

  • Encourage future volunteers by providing an example of success 

Method:

  • In partnership with the Peace Corps Alliance to Ukraine, elicit submissions from Ukraine RPCVs including a current photo of the RPCV and a photo which was taken during their service in Ukraine. In addition to the photos the RPCV should provide a brief description of their service, a brief explanation of how their service impacted their life after Peace Corps, and a thank you to any relevant persons (e.g. Counterparts, host country staff, local officials, etc.) 

  • Posts will be published every Thursday on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #peacecorpsthenandnow and #PeacecorpsTBT

Submit your photos!

Peace Corps Ukraine is trying to grow its social media presence and we need your help to do so! We want your help to start a weekly, reoccurring post highlighting RPCVs from Ukraine. The posts will be called Peace Corps Ukraine “Then and Now” and will consist of two photos. The first photo will be the volunteer at site, ideally with a counterpart or other HCNs, and the second photo should be a current photo of the volunteer using the skills they learned in Peace Corps at work, doing a hobby, volunteering, etc. In addition to the two photos, we ask that each volunteer writes a (very) short description of their service, a brief explanation of how their Peace Corps service impacted their life after PC, and a short thank you or shout out to any relevant persons (e.g. Counterparts, host country staff, local officials, etc.).

We will continue to accept photos on an ongoing basis, as we would like to post these photos weekly, however we would like to get at least 50 submissions by the end of May, which would give us a year’s worth of content! If you have any questions, or would like to submit your photos, please contact Scott Carpenter at scottcarp28@gmail.com.