Description & History

Since 1961, more than 195,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.

All Peace Corps assignments are 27 months.

Coming from all walks of life and representing the rich diversity of the American people, Volunteers range in age from college students to retirees. Every Peace Corps Volunteer's experience is different. From teaching English to elementary school children in Zambia to launching a computer learning center in Moldova to promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa to working on soil conservation in Panama, Volunteers bring their skills and life experiences to where they are needed most.

You will learn more about what it takes to be a Peace Corps Volunteer by attending one of the volunteering events listed on this website.

All of the one-time volunteer activities will give you a better understanding of what it is like to be a Peace Corps Volunteer.

You will get to speak with a recruiter and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

About the organization

Peace Corps

Molly Levine
Communications Director
(212) 352-5446
Main Office

(212) 352-5440