Learn About Volunteering
Be a Volunteer
Watch Peace Corps' film short, Be a Volunteer, and learn about the unique experience and benefits of service. Be part of our mission to promote world peace and friendship.
Peace Corps Catalog
Learn all about Peace Corps service and see if it's a good fit for you in this web edition or download the 44-page PDF (5mb). (updated 2/12)
- What Do Volunteers Do?
- Learn about the work and requirements for six program areas: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture, and environment.
- Where Do Volunteers Go?
- Explore the world through an interactive map with in-depth information on the countries where Peace Corps Volunteers serve.
- What's It Like to Volunteer?
- Get an insiders' view of what the Peace Corps experience is like, straight from the mouths of the Volunteers themselves through videos, photo galleries, and stories.
- How Do I Become a Volunteer?
- Find out how you can qualify for an assignment overseas, learn about the application and placement process, what can make you a more competitive candidate, and more.
- Who Volunteers?
- Peace Corps has thousands of volunteer opportunities for Americans aged 18 or over who are interested in public service abroad. See photos and videos of Volunteers who reflect the many faces of America.
- What Are the Benefits?
- Discover the financial, professional, educational, and medical benefits of Peace Corps service.
- What About Safety?
- Read about how safety and security is the Peace Corps' number one priority.
Last updated May 22 2013
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