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.

If you would like to connect with the University of Washington’s Campus Recruiter, please fill out this form or email Amanda Li at pcorps@uw.edu.

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 Spring Quarter 2023*

Tuesday 1-3pm

Wednesday 10-11am

*Office Hours end the week of May 29th, 2023

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:

See below for some of the upcoming virtual events through Peace Corps nationwide and check back here for on-campus events.

June 6, 2023: Application Workshop: Acing the Interview, register here

June 7, 2023: Connect with Peace Corps Uganda, register here

June 8, 2023: Introduction to Peace Corps, register here

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 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 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.

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