Employer Resources

Hiring returned Volunteers

Peace Corps service equips Volunteers with skills in problem solving, global awareness, intercultural communication, and adaptability.

Access the highly skilled, diverse, and continually renewing network of returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs).

RPCV career fairs

Register at no cost to exhibit at any of the RPCV career fairs held in major cities throughout the year. Subscribe to our RPCV Employer emails and we’ll notify you when we’re accepting registrations for upcoming RPCV career fairs.

Job listings

Post for free to our Career Link jobs board, which averages over 100,000 unique views, to share your opportunity with current and returned Volunteers, and Peace Corps staff. You can post as many jobs as you like. Over 68,000 returned Volunteers receive updates daily on new jobs.

Webinars and info sessions

Contact us to feature your organization in our Employer Spotlight series. These virtual events provide returned Volunteers with an exclusive look at your organization.

In addition to a virtual event, we can plan an in-person RPCV recruitment event for your organization. We prioritize organizations promoting full-time, permanent, and salaried positions, working in fields of broad interest to returned Volunteers.

Employers of National Service

Reinforce your organization’s commitment to hiring returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other national service alumni by signing up as an Employer of National Service. This program, initiated by President Obama in September 2014, connects leading employers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to returned Peace Corps Volunteers and AmeriCorps alumni to create recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities.

Participating employers will have their job opportunities highlighted via promotional channels that reach a vast network of jobseekers and will receive invitations to special events.

Noncompetitive eligibility

Hiring managers at federal agencies can benefit from the special noncompetitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status returned Volunteers have for one year after completing their Peace Corps service. Peace Corps staff also receive three years of NCE after working at the agency for three years. 

Read guidance on how to use this special hiring status to expedite your federal hiring processes:  

The Peace Corps also provide federal agencies free information sessions on how to use and implement NCE to hire RPCVs. Email us to request an NCE presentation.

Emerging Leaders Project

The Emerging Leaders Project places returned Peace Corps Volunteers with strong leadership and management skills in targeted positions in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. This highly flexible project can be fully customized to fit your needs.