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Video FAQs

Having the perspective of Volunteers on what it's really like to be a Peace Corps Volunteer is helpful for potential applicants. The following short videos feature Volunteers answering some of the most frequently asked questions about various aspects of serving in the Peace Corps. You can also read answers to top questions on our FAQs page.

Be a Volunteer - Peace Corps

  • What kind of training does Peace Corps provide?

    Jan. 31, 2012, 5:28 p.m.

    This video shows four Peace Corps Volunteers explaining the technical, language, and cross cultural training they received before they began their assignments. They learned the basic skills needed to integrate into their new community and be successful.

  • How does Peace Corps help Volunteers develop professionally?

    Jan. 31, 2012, 5:31 p.m.

    Hear how having Peace Corps on your resumé makes you stand out in the competitive job market, and how living overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer can help you discover your passion that you can translate into a career.

  • What are some ways Peace Corps Volunteers grow during service?

    Jan. 31, 2012, 5:25 p.m.

    Hear three Volunteers explain their overseas experience, and how they were able to connect and learn about themselves, become independent, self-reliant, self-motivated and assertive, and ready to accomplish what they want in their lives and careers.

  • What are examples of Peace Corps Volunteer housing?

    Feb. 10, 2012, 9:01 p.m.

    See three examples of Volunteer housing and the wide variety of scenarios, ranging from a rural hut surrounded by nature to living with a host family. Volunteer housing accommodations vary greatly but all must meet the Peace Corps' standards for safety and suitability.

  • Will I have a chance to work outside of my Peace Corps assignment area?

    March 20, 2012, 1:52 p.m.

    Hear what four Peace Corps Volunteers do overseas aside from their primary assignments. Many Volunteers work with their community to engage in worthwhile secondary projects that appeal to their interests and build friendships.

  • Be a Volunteer - Peace Corps

    Sept. 1, 2011, 5:52 p.m.

    Be a Volunteer is a film short that promotes world peace and friendship. Watch and learn about the unique experience and benefits of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

    Live, learn and work with a community overseas. Be a Volunteer.

Last updated Oct 21 2014