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What's It Like to Volunteer?

Get the real story about Peace Corps life—in words, images, and video—from the only folks who can really tell it: the Volunteers themselves.

Video FAQs
Watch short videos featuring Volunteers answering some of the most frequently asked questions about various aspects of serving in the Peace Corps.
In Their Own Words
Browse Volunteer tales of Peace Corps service.
Insider's View Photo Galleries
Explore our photo galleries to see what it's really like.
Interactive Features
Immerse yourself in the lives of Peace Corps volunteers through these interactive features.
Spa Photo Contest
The Small Project Assistance (SPA) program is turning 30! To recognize this milestone, the Peace Corps is holding the SPA 30th Anniversary Photo Contest.

Last updated Oct 30 2014

Play the Game

Do you wonder what it is like to serve? Returned Volunteers say playing Peace Corps Challenge is like being overseas again.

Find Local Events

Peace Corps recruiters appear at information sessions, campus and community events, and career fairs. Pick a state and find a Peace Corps event near you.

Peace Corps Digital Library

Digital Library

Share your service experience through stories and photos.

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