FAQs

Peace Corps Response

Can Peace Corps Response Volunteers extend their assignment?

Assignment extensions are based on the needs of the host partner organization. There's a formal approval process, which is managed by the country director. Visit Peace Corps Response to learn about positions needed now.

How do I check the status of my Peace Corps Response application?

You can check your application status at any time by logging into your account and clicking on “Job Submission Status,” then checking the “HR Status” column.

I already submitted an application for the two-year program. Can I use the same one for Peace Corps Response?

No. There are separate application processes and applicant portals for the two-year program and Peace Corps Response. Visit the Volunteer Openings page to explore Volunteer opportunities available now.

I am a currently serving Peace Corps Volunteer interested in transitioning to a Peace Corps Response assignment after I complete my current service. What should I consider?

Search the Peace Corps Response positions three to four months before your close of service date for openings that match your interest and experience. Submit your application at least 45 days before you close service. All Peace Corps Volunteers must complete their two-year service before starting a Peace Corps Response position; the Peace Corps Response assignment must begin within 60 days of your close of service. If you were unable to finish your service due to circumstances beyond your control, but finished in good standing, you may be considered. Your federal noncompetitive eligibility will be deferred until your Peace Corps Response assignment is complete.

I don't see any Peace Corps Response openings that match my skills. What should I do?

If you don't see an opening now that matches your skills, you should continue to monitor open positions, as new opportunities are posted daily. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive information about featured openings

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