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Facts and Figures

Since our founding in 1961, Peace Corps has served and worked collaboratively in 140 countries building relationships, exchanging cultures and knowledge, and helping transform lives for generations. Want to make a change?

Peace Corps’ footprint and impact

Our Volunteers continue to serve boldly and to work alongside community members on locally prioritized projects to make a lasting impact every day.

2,600+
Service sites worldwide
240,000+
Volunteers since 1961
60+
Countries we currently work in

Impact in fiscal year 2023

Agriculture
  • 10,000+ individuals participated in U.S. government food security programs
  • 6,600 smallholder farmers instructed in improved agricultural management practices or technologies

Community Economic Development
  • 2,200 individuals trained in entrepreneurship behaviors
  • 900 individuals reached to apply basic business skills to their entrepreneurial activity
  • 180 community organizations reached to improve their performance

Education
  • 2,100 teachers supported to increase their teaching skills
  • Nearly 100,000 students taught English, literacy, math and/or science in a school setting

Environment
  • Nearly 1,500 individuals reached through environmental education
  • Almost 2,000 individuals trained to plan and care for trees
  • 41,000 trees planted

Health
  • 65,000+ individuals aged 15+ reached by standardized HIV prevention activities
  • 16,000+ individuals trained/supported on gender-based violence prevention
  • 103,000+ referrals provided for youth needing health services

Youth in Development
  • 14,000+ youth reached to strengthen their life skills
  • Nearly 1,700 youth participated in clubs that incorporate life skills development

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
  • 579 Coverdell Fellows in fiscal year 2023, with an average award of $21,450
  • A network of 100+ affiliate RPCV groups through the National Peace Corps Association
  • 3000+ jobs posted on the RPCV job board annually
ONE shared mission to build a better world

Whatever way you measure it, our Volunteers drive our impact. Ready to serve boldly?