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You can make a difference.  And now is the time.

You can make a difference. And now is the time.

Apply by March 1 for remaining 2014 departures.

Take charge of your future while making a real impact as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Live, learn, and work in a community overseas, and help develop innovative solutions to everyday problems. Learn a new language and get the cross-cultural and technical skills to create rewarding projects in your host community. Make a difference overseas and return home with the experience and global perspective to stand out in a competitive job market.

Get Answers from a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

  • What do Volunteers do overseas?
  • Where do Volunteers go?
  • What are the benefits during service?
  • What are the benefits after service?
  • How can I become a Volunteer?

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Take the next step today for the leadership experience of a lifetime!

Last updated May 03 2016