COVID-19 Updates

The health, safety and security of Volunteers are the highest priorities of the Peace Corps.

On March 15, the agency announced it would temporarily suspend Volunteer operations and begin evacuating Volunteers from all posts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Resources for Returned Volunteers

Returning to service

There is now an expedited application available specifically for evacuated Volunteers interested in returning to service.
Get details and apply

RPCV Portal

Upcoming events for RPCVs, including Employer Spotlights, Career Resources, Speakers Match programs, and more.
Go to RPCV Portal

Learning Space

Courses on Post Service Health Benefits, Health and Wellness Kit, Intro to Returned Volunteer Services, and more.
Go to Learning Space

Frequently asked questions

Last updated: July 2, 2020, at 11:47 a.m. ET


Peace Corps CARES Act funding plan [PDF]
As required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), this document represents the Peace Corps’ plan to the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) describing how the agency will use “covered funds”.


The people of this agency are like family to me. The same goes for our Volunteers and the more than 240,000 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers across the U.S. I will do everything I can to safeguard and celebrate this extraordinary group of Americans."

Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen, April 6, 2020
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