Greetings and thank you for your interest in the Peace Corps! The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.
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The Peace Corps Mission:
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
- To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained Volunteers
- To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
- To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans
Resources, info, apply online and more:
- Is the Peace Corps right for me?
- Join the ranks of Peace Corps Volunteer 3,100 alumni
- How the UW became #1 for Peace Corps volunteers (June 2015)
Did you know?
- Peace Corps pays for all volunteer expenses including travel to and from your country of service, housing, a stipend for food and incidentals, and comprehensive medical care. Each Volunteer also accrues a readjustment allowance during each month of service and currently $10,000 is awarded to each Volunteer upon completion of their service.
- For the first time in the history of the Peace Corps, applicants can now choose where they serve and what project they will be serving in. Browse specific Volunteer Openings here, or apply to serve where you are needed most.
To find out more:
See below for some of the upcoming virtual events through Peace Corps nationwide and check back here for on-campus events.
June 12, 2023: Info Session: Youth in Development Programs, register here
June 13, 2023: Panel Discussion: Serving as an LGBTQI+ Volunteer, register here
June 14, 2023: Info Session: Agriculture Programs, register here
June 14, 2023: Application Workshop: Mastering Your Motivation Statement, register here
June 14, 2023: Application Workshop: LGBTQIA+ Applicants, register here
June 15, 2023: Living with a Host Family, register here
June 20, 2023: Peace Corps Honors Juneteenth, register here
June 21, 2023: Panel Discussion: Stories from Returned Volunteers Who Served in Africa, register here
June 21, 2023: Panel Discussion: Serving as an LGBTQ+ Volunteer, register here
June 22, 2023: Common Questions and Concerns About Service, register here
June 22, 2023: How To Be a More Competitive Applicant, register here
June 23, 2023: Peace Corps Benefits: Graduate School, register here
June 26, 2023: Family and Friends Event, register here
June 27, 2023: Info Session: Education Programs, register here
June 28, 2023: From Training to Close of Service: The Stages of Peace Corps Service, register here
June 28, 2023: Info Session: Peace Corps Prep, register here
June 30, 2023: Info Session: Serve Where You’re Needed Most, register here
To see many more virtual events, please visit the Peace Corps Events Page. Please be sure to note the time zone for these events as they are subject to vary.