Peace Corps Response

Short term. High impact. Experience required.

Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in places where you are needed most.

U.S. citizens at least 18 years old and are ready to serve for 3–12 months
Open to returned Volunteers or those with significant professional and technical experience
View Peace Corps Response openings
Search and apply

Are you a recent college graduate or interested in the two-year Peace Corps experience?

2-year program details

I am a speech pathologist and autism resource specialist with over 20 years of experience who came to the Philippines as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer to supervise and train interns. What a perfect match it has been.

Colleen Richard, Peace Corps Response Volunteer (Philippines, 2014–15)

Current Projects and Initiatives in Peace Corps Response

  • Health

    Peace Corps Response Volunteers pilot new and innovative interventions in the areas of malaria prevention, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, occupational therapy, health-care administration, and more. Volunteers address specific gaps in care, facilitate health promotion efforts for nongovernmental organizations, and assist with the creation and implementation of community health worker volunteer programs.

  • Community Economic Development

    Peace Corps Response Volunteers influence positive behavior change at the grassroots level. Volunteers make a difference in the livelihoods of families and communities worldwide through their work in fields such as business development, microfinance, information technology, organizational development, and entrepreneurship. Volunteers work directly with community groups and national organizations in focused assignments to provide skills training, strengthen internal operations, and expand community outreach.

  • Agriculture

    From assisting host country governmental agencies, such as the ministry of agriculture, shape policy on a regional or national level to partnering directly with local nongovernmental organizations to encourage the adoption of sustainable conservation practices at the community level, Volunteers make a lasting impact in the communities they serve. Volunteers partner with multilateral organizations such as the U.N. World Food Program and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization to increase crop productivity and eliminate barriers that contribute to food insecurity.

  • Education

    Peace Corps Response offers education assignments across the globe in critical need areas, such as English as a foreign language, mathematics, science, special education, and university-level training. Volunteers work alongside local teachers to introduce innovative teaching techniques at all levels of instruction, from primary school classrooms in rural villages to teacher preparation programs at urban universities.

Peace Corps Response: Addressing critical needs around the globe

Featured Openings

View all
Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in education, public health, or related field and experience working in HIV outreach or sexual health
Learn more
Qualifications: advanced proficiency in Spanish and 2 years of experience in water system design, construction, and operations
Learn more
Qualifications: 5 years of experience in a special education setting with children and adults with substantial development disabilities
Learn more

Peace Corps Response FAQs

View all FAQs

If you don't see an opening now that matches your skills, you should to continue to monitor open positions, as new opportunities are posted daily...
See full answer
You can check your application status at any time by logging into your account and clicking on “Job Submission Status,” then checking the “HR Status” column...
See full answer
No. There are separate application processes and applicant portals for the two-year program and Peace Corps Response...
See full answer