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The application process begins by selecting a service model and finding an open position.

Peace Corps Volunteer
2 years, 3 months
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Peace Corps Response
Up to 12 months
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Virtual Service Pilot
3-6 months
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If you are flexible in where you serve for the two-year Peace Corps Volunteer program, our experts can match you with a position and country based on your experience and preferences.

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteers spread the word about service

Bringing the Peace Corps Home

Since 1961, the Peace Corps has worked alongside welcoming communities to promote world peace and friendship. In the U.S., Returned Volunteers support lasting impact through ethical storytelling, public speaking, and more.

The power of Volunteer stories

Returned Volunteers bring home a wealth of stories and experiences of serving in a supporting capacity on community prioritized and led projects.

Share your experience of living and working within a new cultural context, communicating in another language, and building relationships to fulfill Peace Corps’ Third Goal.

By sharing your stories and experiences of working together with your community partners, you have the power to:

  • Inspire new Volunteers to join the Peace Corps.
  • Open up a world of future career and personal opportunities for yourself.
  • Promote peace, compassion, and understanding.
  • Help others to see and believe in the power of human connection.
  • Bring the world a little closer together!

How to tell your story

There are many ways you can help fulfil Peace Corps’ Third Goal, from talking to your family and friends about your experiences to giving formal presentations. Check out these tips for how to find, craft, and share your story of service.

Watch our 2024 Peace Corps storytelling event for ideas and inspiration: Peace Corps Storytelling Event 2024: Alexis Faith.

Share your experience in person or virtually

Consider inspiring the next generation of Volunteers by speaking at schools, at other in-person events, or even by doing virtual presentations.

The Global Connections program allows learners to experience different countries, cultures, and traditions by introducing them to customs, beliefs, and service journeys many have never considered.

These connections inspire global competency in the classroom and beyond, while giving students an insight into the Peace Corps experience.

Write, post, and present your stories

Other ways to share your Peace Corps experience: