Since its inception in 1961, Peace Corps has been all about people pulling together to effect change and make progress through friendship and service. Now, with Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) back in the field again after the COVID-induced hiatus, the collective work for peace can continue.
Tthe International Calendar has been published every year since 1988 to celebrate Peace Corps and its ideal of peace through service and friendship. The calendar focuses on the people and places where PCVs have served.
Peace Corps has changed and grown since its founding in 1961, but the spirit of peace, friendship, and service remains the same; volunteers still are guided by these original three goals:
1. To help the countries interested meeting their need for trained people
2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of peoples served
3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans
The International Calendar Project represents the backbone of the "3rd goal" work of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in and around Madison, Wisconsin. By celebrating the countries, cultures, and people served by Peace Corps, we hope to foster a better understanding of people everywhere and an appreciation for all world cultures. In addition, in the 3+ decades of publishing this calendar, more than $1.5 million in sales proceeds have been used to support development projects at home and abroad.
Your purchase of this calendar makes this work possible and helps us celebrate Peace Corps—and those served by Peace Corps.
Thank you for your support!
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison is a group of RPCVs and other individuals who promote Peace Corps ideals in the following ways:
- supporting a social network for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
- promoting cultural understanding and awareness of international issues
- supporting the Peace Corps’ mission and active volunteers
- collaborating and volunteering with non-profit organizations aligned with our goals
We invite you to get involved and explore the many ways that we accomplish those ideals. Join the group!
We are a member of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).