If you ever wondered what Peace Corps service was all about and what it means to us, read our new pledge written for the swearing-in of volunteers. It was written by Meleia Egger, former RPCV to Malawi and current Peace Corps Third Goal Program Specialist.
The Peace Corps Pledge:
I, first, last name, promise to serve alongside the people of country of service.
I promise to share my culture with an open heart and open mind.
I promise to foster an understanding of the people of country of service with creativity, cultural sensitivity and respect.
I will face the challenges of service with patience, humility and determination.
I will embrace the mission of world peace and friendship for as long as I serve and beyond.
In the proud tradition of Peace Corps’ legacy and in the spirit of the Peace Corps family — past, present and future — I am a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Meleia Egger, RPCV Malawi, 2007-2009