The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated change makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level to create change that lasts long after their service. As a Volunteer, you can make an investment in our world—one handshake, one project, one friendship at a time—that leads to new possibilities in service and when you return home.
Peace Corps Volunteers serve for 2 years after 3 months of training and focus on agriculture, community and economic development, education, environment, health, or youth in development.
Peace Corps Response Members serve for 3-12 months in specialized, high-impact, short-term assignments. These opportunities are primarily for experienced professionals and returned Volunteers.
Peace Corps Members in the Global Health Service Partnership serve 1 year in specialized, high-impact, short-term assignments. These opportunities for physicians or nurses with an active U.S. license.
Program Offers (for Volunteers): Housing, living stipend, over $8,000 re-entry stipend following service, transportation costs to and from service country, medical and dental care, technical training and language instruction, post-service career support, graduate school assistance through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program, and a network of more than 220,000 Peace Corps alumni.