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

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

Build your résumé by teaching overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Get the language, cross-cultural, and technical training to be effective in your host community. Benefit from a leadership experience that will give you the global perspective to stand out in a changing world.

Find out more about what education Volunteers do

  • Teach literacy and numeracy
    in primary schools
  • Develop alternative teaching methodologies
  • Teach science, math, and
    English in secondary schools

Start the application process. Create a profile, add to it, and track your progress. Or, request more information.

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    • Use only one email: Using one email for us to contact you and to create your profile will make your application process easier. We recommend using a permanent email as opposed to your school or work email.
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    • Review the Legal Information Page: Learn about the types of documents Peace Corps may need you to upload along with your application.
    • Have Adobe Reader installed: Many of our letters and forms will now come to you in .pdf format. You will need to have the free Adobe Reader installed to view these documents.

Need more information to decide if the Peace Corps is right for you?

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

Last updated May 03 2016