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Peace Corps Volunteer
2 years, 3 months
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Up to 12 months
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Virtual Service Pilot
3-6 months
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Accessibility Statement

The Peace Corps is committed to making its information and facilities accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.

See the United States Access Board for more information on the right to accessible information and communication technology as well as to accessible facilities.

Serving the global disability community

The Peace Corps Act states that “the Peace Corps shall be administered so as to give particular attention to the programs, projects, and activities which tend to integrate disabled people into the national economies of developing countries, thus improving their status and assisting the total development effort.”

Requests for accommodation or personal assistance services

The Peace Corps is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its programs, activities, Volunteer service, and employment for individuals with disabilities. The Peace Corps’ Office of Civil Rights and Diversity facilitates reasonable accommodation requests on behalf of the agency and provides sign language interpretation, captioning services, and access to assistive listening devices.

We ask that employees and employee applicants give 14 days’ notice for accommodation, though we will make our best effort to fill requests submitted with less notice.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation to access any aspect of the Peace Corps, including its employment or Volunteer application processes, information and communication technology, building, facilities, or if you have a targeted disability and would like to request personal assistance services, please contact:

Peace Corps Office of Civil Rights and Diversity
1275 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20526
[email protected]
202-692-2139

For Peace Corps employees who are working in the United States or who are U.S. Citizens working abroad, see procedures for requesting and processing reasonable accommodations and personal assistance services [PDF].

Please note that the processes for requesting personal assistance services, determining whether such services are required, and the agency’s right to deny such requests when provision of the services would pose an undue hardship, are the same as those processes for reasonable accommodations.

Also see: Special Program Plan for the Recruitment, Hiring, Advancement, and Retention of Persons With Disabilities [PDF]

Volunteers with disabilities

Volunteers with a variety of disabilities have a long history of serving in the Peace Corps. If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a disability in regard to any aspect of Peace Corps service, including the application process, please contact [email protected]

Providing feedback

Information and communication technology

If you have feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of Peace Corps information and communication technology (ICT), including ideas for improving the accessibility of the ICT, please contact us.

The individual responsible for ensuring that the ICT purchased, maintained, or used by the Peace Corps is readily accessible to, and usable by individuals with disabilities as required by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is the Peace Corps’ Section 508 coordinator, who can be reached at [email protected]

Facilities

If you have feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of the Peace Corps' buildings and facilities, please contact us. The individual responsible for ensuring the physical accessibility of the Peace Corps' buildings and facilities under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 is the Peace Corps’ Supervisory Facility Operation Specialist, who can be reached at [email protected].

Complaints

If you would like to file a complaint regarding the accessibility of facilities or information and communication technology under either Section 508 or the Architectural Barriers Act, please contact:

Peace Corps Office of Civil Rights and Diversity
1275 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20526
[email protected]
202-692-2139