Peace Corps

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.

The Peace Corps Mission:

To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:

  1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained Volunteers
  2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans

Resources, info, apply online and more:

 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:

If you would like to connect with the University of Washington’s Campus Recruiter, please fill out this form or email Amanda Li at See below for some of the upcoming virtual events through Peace Corps nationwide and check back here for on-campus events.

October 11, 2022: Info Session: Medical Clearance Process, register here

October 12, 2022: Application Workshop, register here

October 17, 2022: Info Session: Featured Openings, register here

October 18, 2022: Resume Workshop, register here

October 20, 2022: Introduction to Peace Corps, 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.