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.
You can also stop by the Career & Internship Center at 134 Mary Gates Hall during the office hours listed below or make an appointment to learn more about Peace Corps.
UW Peace Corps Recruiter Office Hours Winter Quarter 2023
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.
February 2, 2023: Panel Discussion: The Peace Corps Experience, register here
February 2, 2023: Service Panel: Opportunities at Home and Abroad, register here
February 3, 2023: Panel Discussion: Serving as an African-American Volunteer, register here
February 7, 2023: Application Workshop: University of Washington, register here (Hosted by UW’s Peace Corps Recruiter)
February 10, 2023: Advancing Health Professionals – Serving in Liberia, register here
February 13, 2023: Panel Discussion: Serving as a Queer Volunteer, register here
February 15, 2023: Panel Discussion: Serving as a Volunteer with a Disability, register here
February 16, 2023: Peace Corps Response Webinar: Serving in PCR Mexico, register here
February 27, 2023: Info Session: Current Openings in High-Need Regions, register here
March 1, 2023: Peace Corps Week 2023: Story Slam with Returned Volunteers, 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.