Continuing Service

Service doesn't have to end

Service can span a variety of different areas, organizations, and locations. If you are interested in continuing to serve, there are a multitude of service opportunities available with Peace Corps, the federal government, and other local, state, and national service organizations.

Government

Returned Volunteers can use the skills they have acquired throughout their service abroad to make an impact in over 400 agencies throughout the federal government. Careers in government offer a diverse range of opportunities for public service, including roles in international diplomacy, environmental conservation, and public health.

USAJobs

Returned Volunteers can use the “Peace Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA” unique hiring path to find jobs in the federal government.

Eligibility requirements to use this hiring path are at least one year of service with the Peace Corps or one year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA.

Peace Corps

Whether you would like to serve for a shorter amount of time, virtually from anywhere in the world, or work as a Peace Corps staff member, Peace Corps offers different options to continue the call for world peace and friendship.

Staff positions with the Peace Corps

These positions allow returning Peace Corps and eligible Peace Corps Response volunteers the opportunity to gain experience in the federal government while continuing to support the Peace Corps mission.

Peace Corps Response

Experienced professionals join short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring your expertise and experience to the projects where you are needed the most.

Peace Corps Virtual Service Pilot

Be part of the hundreds of returned Peace Corps Volunteers and private citizens who donate their time and engage with partners on short-term, virtual projects that support communities abroad.

AmeriCorps

Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve in the U.S. through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you'll be getting things done as an AmeriCorps member.

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Additional opportunities

Additional service opportunities are available with well-recognized organizations, both domestically and abroad.

Teach for America (TFA)

Teach for America (TFA) develops and supports equity-oriented leaders to expand educational opportunities nationwide. If accepted into the program, TFA will negotiate your school placement, guide you through the teacher accreditation process and provide training and support throughout your two-year teaching assignment. Peace Corps volunteers in the education sector may be able to apply their time overseas towards teacher accreditation.

Rotary International

Rotary International offers RPCVs ways to connect with like-minded professional and personal networks to continue their commitment to local and international community service and to further global peace and understanding of peoples and cultures. Volunteer opportunities include Clubs, Action Groups, and Fellowships.

The Corps Network

The Corps Network represents service and conservation programs that annually enroll more than 29,000 young men and women in visible and valued public work. Members revitalize communities, prepare young people for responsible productive lives, build civic spirit through service, and preserve and restore the environment.

America's service commissions

The national service field is comprised of a network of 52 governor-led state and territorial service commissions across the United States that provide or receive resources for AmeriCorps programs, host service years, manage conservation corps programs, and/or serve as volunteer-connecting organizations. Visit the ASC website to find service programs, initiatives, and volunteer and career opportunities in your state or territory.