Is Peace Corps Right For Me?

Motivated, with a passion for service.

Our Volunteers are changemakers, ready to partner with communities to make a difference. Every Peace Corps Volunteer is unique, and so is every Volunteer's service.


We Want You, For You!

Peace Corps Volunteers come from all kinds of backgrounds. They're just out of college, mid-career, or retired. And they reflect the rich diversity of the U.S.
Volunteers who serve in the 2-year program:
94%
Volunteers currently serving worldwide:
6,919
Volunteers who would recommend service:
90%

Choose Your Program

Find the Volunteer program that is the right fit for you. Each program has different time commitments and requirements but all offer the opportunity to serve abroad and make the most of your world.

2-Year Program
Life-defining experience in more than 60 countries
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Service time
2 years, plus 3 months of training
Percentage of openings

94%

Volunteers are

U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, ready to depart in 9-12 months

Perfect for

College grads, retirees, career changers, anyone looking to make a difference in the world

2-Year Program details
Peace Corps Response
Specialized, high-impact, short-term assignments
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Service time
3–12 months
Percentage of openings

5%

Volunteers are

Experienced professionals, returned Volunteers

Perfect for

Seasoned experts ready to use their skills to help communities abroad

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Global Health Service Partnership
Specialized, high-impact, short-term assignments
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Service time
1 year
Percentage of openings

1%

Volunteers are

Physicians or nurses with an active U.S. license

Perfect for

Medical professionals looking to train medical providers for countries in need

Global Health Service Partnership details