Community and Youth Development Volunteer

The Peace Corps continues to monitor and assess the COVID-19 pandemic domestically and internationally. The locations and timing of returning Volunteers to service will be determined on a country-by-country basis.

Given this uncertainty, we have temporarily listed future opportunities by work sector and region of the world. Please connect with a recruiter to learn more.

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Sector Description

Youth in Development

Volunteers work with youth in communities to promote engagement and active citizenship, including gender awareness, employability, health and HIV/AIDS education, environmental awareness, sports and fitness programs, and information technology.

Required Skills

Volunteers work within many different areas, even within the same sector. Qualifications vary by country and program. At minimum, all Peace Corps assignments require expressed interest in the project sector and one or more of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any field
    OR
  • 5 years' professional work experience in any field

Some assignments have more specialized requirements. A degree or professional work experience related to the project sector may qualify you for additional assignments.

Desired Skills

In addition to the Required Skills listed above, many other skills can also help to qualify you for a Volunteer program:

  • Professional work experience in a field related to the project sector
  • Volunteer experience in a field related to the project sector
  • For more information about the required and desired skills for a specific sector, please connect with a recruiter to learn more

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