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In more than 60 countries, Peace Corps Volunteers are putting their purpose, passion, and skills to work in partnership with welcoming host communities – growing, teaching, learning, and making change. Together.

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will live and work alongside community members on locally prioritized projects, receiving a living wage and other support as you immerse yourself in a new culture. You’ll build relationships, exchange knowledge, and help transform lives for generations. You will also receive transition funds to help you resettle upon your close of service.

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Immersive Experiences in Over 60 Countries

For U.S. citizens 18+ who are curious and committed to cross-cultural collaboration. Projects last two years with a living stipend and other support.

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Short-term. High-impact.

For professionals with diverse skills who know how to hit the ground running. Projects last from 3-12 months with a living stipend and other support.

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240K+ Americans have served in the Peace Corps

What's Your Passion?

When you serve in the Peace Corps, your efforts will have an impact on people’s lives – today and for generations to come. There are six sectors and countless ways you can work with communities to make change together.
Agriculture icon Agriculture

Strengthen Food Security

Support programs in food security, climate change adaptation, sustainable living, and farming. Learn more about Agriculture projects in the Peace Corps.

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Community Economic Development icon Community Economic Development

Cultivate Opportunity

Strengthen economic infrastructure through urban planning or supporting entrepreneurs and business owners. Learn more about Community Economic Development projects in the Peace Corps.

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Education icon Education

Teach for Tomorrow

Work with schools, communities, parents, and students to support learning in math, science, English, and literacy. Learn more about Education projects in the Peace Corps.

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Environment icon Environment

Protect Our Planet

Promote efforts to protect natural resources at the local level and strengthen understanding of environmental and sustainability issues. Learn more about Environment projects in the Peace Corps.

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Health icon Health

Advance Health Equity

Work with clinics and healthcare providers to develop strategies to promote nutrition, maternal and child health, hygiene, water and sanitation, malaria prevention, or HIV/AIDS education. Learn more about Health projects in the Peace Corps.

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Youth in Development icon Youth in Development

Empower the Next Generation

Engage youth in programs related to HIV/AIDS education, gender issues, environmental stewardship, sports, and more. Learn more about Youth In Development projects in the Peace Corps.

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Strengthen Food Security

Support programs in food security, climate change adaptation, sustainable living, and farming. Learn more about Agriculture projects in the Peace Corps.

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Cultivate Opportunity

Strengthen economic infrastructure through urban planning or supporting entrepreneurs and business owners. Learn more about Community Economic Development projects in the Peace Corps.

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Teach for Tomorrow

Work with schools, communities, parents, and students to support learning in math, science, English, and literacy. Learn more about Education projects in the Peace Corps.

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Protect Our Planet

Promote efforts to protect natural resources at the local level and strengthen understanding of environmental and sustainability issues. Learn more about Environment projects in the Peace Corps.

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Advance Health Equity

Work with clinics and healthcare providers to develop strategies to promote nutrition, maternal and child health, hygiene, water and sanitation, malaria prevention, or HIV/AIDS education. Learn more about Health projects in the Peace Corps.

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Empower the Next Generation

Engage youth in programs related to HIV/AIDS education, gender issues, environmental stewardship, sports, and more. Learn more about Youth In Development projects in the Peace Corps.

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We Have a Place Where You Belong

Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 63 countries. Where will you serve?

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Start by finding the opening you want to apply for. You can also choose to apply for service where you’re needed most. Learn more about the application process.

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The Volunteer application isn’t hard to complete – it only takes about an hour. Still, it helps to be prepared. Get a list of required documents and information for reference.

FAQs

Are there any costs associated with applying to the Peace Corps?

There is no application fee to apply to the Peace Corps. Eligible expenses incurred during the medical clearance process are now fully reimbursable. See detailed information on medical reimbursements.

Once cleared to serve, there are no fees associated with service. Costs for visas, passports, and plane tickets are covered by the Peace Corps for invited candidates or Peace Corps Volunteers.

Is there an age limit to serving in the Peace Corps?

You must be a minimum of 18 years old to serve, but there is no upper age limit.

Do I need to speak a foreign language?

Language requirements vary by job opportunity and country. Overall, a willingness to learn new languages is an important trait for a Peace Corps Volunteer no matter where they serve. Search our Volunteer Openings for specific requirements.