This is your time
The Peace Corps serves in more than 60 countries on many of the world's pressing issues. Remember Peace Corps Volunteers range in age, gender, race, and professional experience. Join the nearly 7,000 Americans serving abroad and find the right fit.
Applicants to the two-year program must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen.
Apply 9 to 12 months before you want to leave.
The upcoming application deadline is January 1 to depart in summer 2017.
The Application Process
Applying to the Peace Corps is simpler, faster, and more personalized than ever before. All eight steps to the application process—from filling out your application to leaving for your assignment—are listed below. Remember, talking with a recruiter beforehand can make the process much smoother.
Filling out the online application takes about an hour, which you can complete all at once, or save and return to it later.Start your application Time to complete: 1 hour
There are some medical conditions that typically are not supported in Peace Corps service; review the important medical information for applicants.
Complete the Health History form
Provide your health history so we can match you with countries that can support your medical needs.Complete as soon as possible to move to the next step.
Make Some Choices
Browse current openings and pick a program where your skills can make the greatest impact.View current openings
Complete the Soft Skills Questionnaire
Give the Peace Corps an idea of your work style and the environment in which you excel.Complete as soon as possible to move to the next step.
If selected to interview, you will have the chance to talk to a Peace Corps placement officer about your skills and interests.Videoconference scheduled over email.
If chosen, receive and respond to your invitation to serve. If you aren't selected, that doesn't mean Peace Corps doesn't want you! Read the FAQs to find out more.On or before your know-by date.
Medical and Legal Clearance
Get the final OK from the Peace Corps Medical Office to serve abroad. The Peace Corps Medical Office will confirm that the Peace Corps can provide the individual medical support you need, and the Placement Office will confirm your legal eligibility for service.Provide the legal and medical information requested as soon as possible.