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Welcome to the Peace Corps - Jamaica

This site was created to share the amazing and fantastic Peace Corps Jamaica experiences and resources with others. Peace Corps Volunteers work to address the specific needs of Jamaica, its people and its resources.. 



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United States President John F. Kennedy in 1961 created the Peace Corps with the mission to “promote world peace and friendship.” The Peace Corps has three goals:

Peace Corps Jamaica’s (PCJ) vision is to be
nationally recognized for being responsive to Jamaica’s development needs by:
  • Providing Jamaican communities and organizations with trained men and women,
  • Identifying effective and sustainable solutions,
  • Forging mutually beneficial partnerships and;
  • Supporting Volunteers and Staff in a safe, peaceful and culturally sensitive environment.

  • To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  • To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  • To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Highlighted below are Peace Corps Jamaica’s main core values:

    • Accountability
    • Commitment
    • Development
    • Equality
    • Partnership
    • Professionalism
    • Respect and Teamwork