Peace Corps has taken the steps to reduce the likelihood that Volunteers will contract or spread COVID-19. In some cases, we’re limiting the use of public transportation where social distancing and/or mask use is not enforced. As a result, some communities may not be available to serve in at this time if private transportation options are not available.
The Peace Corps takes Volunteer safety and security very seriously and every single Volunteer receives extensive training to reduce risks as much as possible. To find out more about the Peace Corps’ approach to safety, check out the Health & Safety section of the website, read Peace Corps' Annual Statistical Report of Crimes Against Volunteers, or review country-specific sections on preparing to volunteer.