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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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A Peace Corps Volunteer serves in Morocco

Our Mission

To promote world peace and friendship through community-based development and intercultural understanding.

Powering human connection

Peace Corps Volunteers and host community partners advance and embody our mission, values, and three goals in communities around the globe. We invite you to learn more about the Peace Corps and how we promote human connection across cultures and make a lasting impact.

Our three goals

1. To help the countries interested in meeting their need for trained people.

Volunteers exchange skills and knowledge with community members to help create sustainable change through work in six sectors—Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, and Youth in Development.

2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.

Through their service, Volunteers share America and its values and also learn about local cultures, opportunities, resources, and people in their host countries.

3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Volunteers immerse themselves in local cultures and share their experiences when they return home with family, friends, and the public. This helps promote cultural understanding, volunteerism, and public service.

How our history and mission align

Our history, mission, and goals are rooted in a shared vision for what is possible by working with, living alongside, and celebrating the diversity of cultures around the world.