Volunteer

The world is waiting

Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level to create change that lasts long after their service. As a Volunteer, you can make an investment in our world—one handshake, one project, one friendship at a time—that leads to new possibilities in service and when you return home.

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Who are Peace Corps Volunteers?

Peace Corps Volunteers reflect the diversity of America united behind a shared purpose. The Peace Corps actively recruits Americans with a wide variety of experience, ages, and perspectives so we can share our nation's greatest resource—its people—with the communities we serve. 

You must be 18 or older to be a Volunteer.

You must be a U.S. citizen.

Are you an experienced professional or returned Volunteer?
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Ready to Change the World?

  1. Step One: Find Your Path
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  2. Step Two: Follow Your Path
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    • Search Volunteer openings by work area and country.
    • Talk to a recruiter
      It's their job to have the answers. Ask them anything!
    • Attend an event
      Peace Corps hosts many online and in-person events.
  3. Step Three: Start Your Application
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