Peace Corps volunteers serve in 73 countries around the world on issues ranging from AIDS education, information technology, business development, and environmental preservation.
The Peace Corps was founded in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy to promote world peace and friendship. The mission of the Peace Corps is to help the people of interested countries to meet their need for trained men and women, to help promote a better understanding of Americans, and to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
Peace Corps Volunteers:
What's involved in volunteering for the Peace Corps, including the jobs Peace Corps volunteers do, the places you could be assigned, and information about the type of people who volunteer. Volunteers serve for 27 months.
Peace Corp Volunteers
Peace Corps Application Process:
The Peace Corps application process, including minimum requirements, and an online application. Volunteers must be over age 18 and be a U.S. citizen. Married couples are welcome as are middle-aged individuals. There is no upper age limit for volunteers. Currently, the average age of volunteers is 28 years old. The oldest volunteer is 79.
Applying for the Peace Corps
Peace Corps Benefits:
There is a monthly living allowances during Peace Corps service, funds for transition after service, and deferment of student loans while volunteering. Peace Corps returning volunteers receive job placement support and preference in federal government hiring.
Peace Corps Benefits