Application Process

Your application is the first step toward the experience of a lifetime.

Video overview

Learn all about the application process. In addition, talk to a recruiter before you apply for insights into the process and help strengthening your application.

Legal and medical clearances are also key factors in selection.

  1. Select

    Search current openings and apply to the one that best suits your skills and interest, or apply to where you are needed most and we’ll select the position that best suits your skills.

    Search openings
  2. Apply

    You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application. Filling out the application is fast and easy. Read the FAQs.

    Time to complete: 1 hour
  3. Health History

    Provide your health history so we can understand your individual medical needs.

    There are some medical conditions that typically are not supported in Peace Corps service. Review the important medical information for applicants.

    Complete as soon as possible.
  4. Interview

    If selected, interview via videoconference.

    Videoconference scheduled over email.
  5. Invitation

    If chosen, accept your invitation to serve.

    On or before your know-by date.
  6. Medical and Legal Clearance

    Provide additional medical and legal information. Our medical team will certify that medical support for your specific needs can be provided.

    Provide the legal and medical information requested as soon as possible.
  7. Onboarding

    Two months prior to service you’ll complete the online documentation required for departure.

  8. Departure

    Embark on your Peace Corps service assignment!

    More about Preparation & Training Departure dates are noted in Volunteer Openings