60 years of Peace Corps: Perspectives from three former volunteers

  • Misty Pacheco sits in front of the Peace Corps statue at UH-Hilo on Oct. 21. Pacheco volunteered with the Peace Corps in Kenya from 2007 to 2008. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Samantha Bailo sits with her dog at Liliuokalani Park and Gardens in Hilo on Nov. 1, 2021. Bailo volunteered with the Peace Corps in Tonga from 2014 to 2017.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Sharon Ziegler-Chong reflected on her time in the Peace Corps at Liliuokalani Park and Garden in Hilo on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Ziegler-Chong volunteered in Guatemala from 1985 to 1987.

The Peace Corps is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and continues its legacy of changing lives around the world through its volunteers.