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Youth in Development

Volunteers work with youth to develop skills for transitioning from school to work, preparing for family life, and becoming engaged and active citizens in their communities. Volunteers also serve a valuable role in reaching special populations, such as orphans, street children, youth with disabilities, and other vulnerable young people. Volunteers build the capacity of the local people and organizations who work with youth..

Click on the links below to learn more about the specific opportunities and requirements for Volunteers in youth and community development.

Community Development
Volunteers coordinate with other Peace Corps projects by conducting community outreach and needs assessments.
Youth Development
Volunteers work with at-risk youth ages 10 to 25, helping communities develop programs to assist young people.

Last updated Jan 30 2014

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