The Peace Corps works alongside partners around the world on locally prioritized projects that address communities’ most pressing challenges.
Peace Corps officially established: March 1, 1961
Americans who have served: More than 240,000
Host countries served to date: 142
Stats from 2019
Due to COVID-19, nearly 7,000 Volunteers returned to the United States in March 2020. In March 2022, Peace Corps host communities started receiving Volunteers again. Data below reflects the last time the Peace Corps was at full operations in 2019.