To commemorate the Peace Corps’s 50th anniversary, Peace Corps Video Postcards showcase the stories of inspiring Peace Corps volunteers around the world as well as returned volunteers who credit their Peace Corps experience for making a profound difference in their lives.

These engaging stories are as varied as the volunteers themselves — intrepid men and women of all ages and backgrounds who share the call to serve. Please check back often as we’ll be adding new video postcards every week.

And we invite you to share your own stories.

Maureen Orth

Maureen is an award winning journalist and author. She is a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair Magazine, was the third woman writer at Newsweek and has written for numerous publications. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Medellin, Colombia, in the sixties she helped build a school named for her and today the Marina Orth Foundation supports three Colombian schools for over 1200 children with computers, English and leadership training. (www.marinaorthfoundation.org)

Susan Koch (Director)

EMMY and Peabody award-winning filmmaker Susan Koch directs, produces, and writes documentaries and videos for worldwide distribution and television and web broadcast. Her work has appeared on ABC, NBC, PBS, HBO, ESPN, Showtime, MTV, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, TBS, CNN, American Movie Classics, The Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel.

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