The type of work a Volunteer does is ultimately determined by the needs of a host country and the potential of a Volunteer to contribute to those needs and to the Peace Corps' mission. There are a wide variety of Volunteer positions to fill throughout the world; however, nearly all Volunteers fall under one the general categories illustrated in these short overview videos.
Having the perspective of Volunteers on what it's really like to be a Peace Corps Volunteer is helpful for potential applicants. The following short videos feature Volunteers answering some of the most frequently asked questions about various aspects of serving in the Peace Corps. You can also read answers to top questions on our FAQs page http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.howvol.faq
Peace Corps or graduate school? Why not do both! Peace Corps offers two unique programs that offer the best of both worlds.
Peace Corps has established partnerships with colleges and universities across the U.S. that offer academic credit and financial incentives to Volunteers during or after Peace Corps service. Master's International allows you to incorporate Peace Corps service into a master's degree program at more than 50 colleges and universities. And our Fellows/USA program offers returned Volunteers scholarships or reduced tuition at more than 40 participating schools.
For more information, visit www.peacecorps.gov/gradschool
Volunteers age 50 and over are valuable assets to the Peace Corps' mission because of their extensive experience. In return, the Peace Corps offers meaningful work opportunities and a wonderful way to see other parts of the world.
Peace Corps Response provides qualified professionals the opportunity to serve in rewarding, short-term assignments, in various programs around the world. When you serve as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer, you bring your skills and experience to projects in places where you are needed most. For more information, visit http://www.peacecorps.gov/response