Work for the World
In the Peace Corps, we take a different approach to making a difference. Our Volunteers are inspired by impact that is hands-on, grassroots-driven, and lasting. By immersing ourselves in communities abroad, the Peace Corps works side-by-side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. From leading health campaigns to boosting local entrepreneurship to teaching digital literacy, the Peace Corps offers a range of opportunities for our Volunteers to take on new challenges. Are you ready to work for the world? Find your new path at https://www.peacecorps.gov/.
240,000. Since the Peace Corps began in 1961, that’s the number of Volunteers who have created change in more than 140 countries. That’s also thousands of lives impacted, and not only those within host communities, but those of the Volunteers themselves, who are able to explore their passions and share their talents. In this way, Peace Corps service can be the first step toward a career or the continuation of a life’s work. Opportunities span six different general specialties, including education, health, community economic development (business), environment, agriculture, and youth in development. Learn about current opportunities at https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/.
Want to apply? Search through Peace Corps' current openings and apply to the one that best suits your skills and interest, or apply to where you’re needed most and we’ll select the positions that best matches your skills. View current opportunities at https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/
Connect with your local recruiter to learn more about service and the application at https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/connect-with-a-recruiter/.
After Volunteers Return Home
Peace Corps service is a 27-month term. When Volunteers come back to the United States, they have developed and honed leadership, technical and cross-cultural skills that give them a competitive edge, returning from service as global citizens well-positioned for today’s diverse and rapidly changing job market. Upon completion of service, the Peace Corps provides each Volunteer with more than $10,000 (pre-tax) to help with the transition to life back home. This money is yours to use as you wish. The Peace Corps also works with numerous top graduate schools to offer fellowships to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Through these, tuition costs are steeply discounted or eliminated in return for community service internships. Explore Peace Corps benefits at https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/benefits/.
Want some firsthand accounts of service?
Find out more about the Peace Corps through our blog and social channels:
Peace Corps Stories https://www.peacecorps.gov/stories/
Upcoming Virtual Events
Tuesday, April 21, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
The Latinx Experience: Language & Identity in Service
Friday, April 24, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
Education Sector Information Session: https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/20_vrs_sectorspecificinfosessionenvironment_online_20200424/
Tuesday, April 28, 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Wednesday, May 6, 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Serving in Sub-Saharan Africa
Thursday, May 7, 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Introduction to Peace Corps
Monday, May 11, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
For a full list of upcoming events and office hours, visit: https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/.