ThirdGoal.org is a non-profit community project designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps in 2011 by collecting the best stories, photos, and videos of the 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers who have served since 1961.

With weekly contests for the best story, photo, and video submissions, we'll collect the best content from the last 50 years of Peace Corps history and leverage our collective experience into a major donation to the Peace Corps community.

With your support, this is what we hope to accomplish:

Step 1. The Website.

ThirdGoal.org will crowdsource the best content from the first 50 years of Peace Corps history. Winners of weekly contests will be awarded prizes courtesy of our sponsors and highlighted on the front page of the website, in our weekly podcasts, and promoted on Facebook and Twitter.

Step 2. The Book.

ThirdGoal.org will publish a coffee-table book in 2011 featuring the most popular content collected on the website from the 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers who have served since 1961.

Step 3. The Donation.

All proceeds from the sale of the 50th anniversary book will be donated to the Peace Corps Office of Private Sector Initiatives, to fund Peace Corps partnership grants supporting the work of current Peace Corps Volunteers and their communities around the world.

Step 4. The Tour.

ThirdGoal.org will work with returned Peace Corps volunteer groups across the country to host a traveling exhibit that will tour the country visiting museums, libraries, and community centers celebrating the 50th anniversary of Peace Corps and promoting the sale of the book.

Step 5. The Handoff.

All content collected by ThirdGoal.org will be donated to the Peace Corps Digital Library to preserve for posterity the collective memories and experiences of the first 50 years of the Peace Corps.

NOTE: ThirdGoal.org is a non-profit project fully independent of and unaffiliated with the Peace Corps and the National Peace Corps Association.

Countdown to Weekly Contest Deadline!

“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.