How can I get more information on the Peace Corps?

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About the Peace Corps

Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource - its people. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 72 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.

If you would like more information about the Peace Corps, what volunteers do, where do volunteers go, what it's like to volunteer and how to become a volunteer, then follow this link to the official Peace Corps web site.

By marloner on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 12:23 pm: Edit Post

I`d like to have some more informations. My son is 19 years old and he would be interested in joining the Peace Corps for some time. We are living in Switzerland. So could you tell us whom to contact and how we get some more information about what is available and where?
I`m looking forward to your answer-
Kind Regards, Martin Maeder

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 3:27 pm: Edit Post

Thanks for your question on the Peace Corps. Please go to the following web address:

to request information and an application kit from the US Peace Corps.

Best Regards,


By Amber Wood on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 4:37 pm: Edit Post

I'm also 19 and interested in knowing more about what the Peace Core actually is. I've heard about it but no one has ever taken the time to tell me what the Peace Core dose and what are the guide lines, like say do you have to be a certain age, or have a degree?

By BeckyMurphy on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 6:03 pm: Edit Post

I am 18 about to be 19 in January, I am very interested in actually joining the peace core. I want more information like what education you need or is there a specific age?

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 12:06 am: Edit Post

Take a look at Fifty Frequently Asked Questions from Prospective Volunteers for a good introduction to what the Peace Corps is and what it does.

Best Regards,


By Hilary (gbrdialin - on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 10:33 am: Edit Post

I am 17, but I will be 18 in April. I have been interested in joining the Peace Corps for some time, but I am unaware of the requirements. What are they?

By Admin1 (admin) ( - on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 2:07 pm: Edit Post

If you'd like to learn more about the Peace Corps, read About the Peace Corps that includes just about anything you might want to know about what it's like to serve as a Volunteer. If you're ready to apply, click here to visit Peace Corps' Apply Now section.

Best regards and good luck,


By Shea Onken ( - on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 5:13 pm: Edit Post

I'm currently 17 and still in highschool but I have always had the want to help others. I am planning to go to a 2-year college and get an associates degree in either physcical therapy or nursing. Would I be considered eligible once I graduate college? Would my skills be needed? Thanks!

By Jessie M. Cousins ( on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 5:34 pm: Edit Post

i am 17 and still in highschool but i hav ealways wanted to be part of the peice core and i am graduating in june 06.i am going to go to a 4-year college but would like to tak ea brake off schoolto do this, and am wandering how long the sessions are, also if you can chose were you are placed?

By Leah Antonelli ( - on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 6:01 pm: Edit Post

I was wondering if I could serve in the peace core for only one year, as opposed to 27 months, is this possible?

By April Jenkins ( on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 6:51 pm: Edit Post

Hi ~ Is it possible to serve in the Peace corps for one year, as opposed to 27 months? I did not see a response to Leah's e-mail regarding this and I had the same question.



By Admin1 (admin) ( - on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 4:44 pm: Edit Post

Question: Does the Peace Corps allow you to serve for just one year?

Answer: This is not an official Peace Corps answer...

This is not an official Peace Corps answer but I have never heard of it happening.

The volunteer's first year is for becoming a part of the community and learning the language and customs.

The second year volunteers are more confident and capable. Many volunteers will tell you that the second year is when pcvs become most effective.

The Peace Corps would not want to support one year terms as this would greatly reduce the accomplishment of the first and second goals.

If you want to learn more about the Peace Corps, go to the Yahoo Peace Corps Community.

If you are serious about joining the Peace Corps and already know a lot about it, then if you still have detailed questions about how to join, go to Ask a Recruiter which is an excellent site.

Best Regards,


By andyv ( - on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 7:08 pm: Edit Post

hello, i was just wondering exactly how many people are in peace corps, all over the world??

By Admin1 (admin) ( - on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 8:32 pm: Edit Post

There are about 7,600 volunteers presently serving in the Peace Corps.

About 170,000 volunteers have served in the Peace Corps since its founding in 1961.

Best Regards,


By Anonymous ( - on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 2:46 pm: Edit Post

Okay Two questions:
Can I be in the military and be involved with the Peace Corps?
And can I have a lifetime job in The Peace Corps?

By Admin1 (admin) ( - on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 4:10 pm: Edit Post

A 15-month-plus Army en-listment option is now available nationwide for 59 occupational specialties, allowing recruits a choice of following military duty with service in a program such as AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps. Read about it here.

There is no lifetime employment with the Peace Corps - read about the Peace Corps' "Five Year Rule" here.

Contact the Peace Corps for more information.

Best Regards,


By undeadPants ( - on Sunday, July 31, 2005 - 2:28 pm: Edit Post

I'm 16, and still in high school, I'm planing on taking my GED at the end of the next school year. I'm quite shure that his will have some effect on my chances on being able to join the Peace core, but I'm still going to a J.C collage and getting my AA. I have read into this organization quite a bit and am likeing it more and more everytime. I was hopeing if you could give me some information on geting a hold of a curent member so I can get an insiders view of how he or she got into the peace core, and what it's like now.
Thank you for your time, Sara

By Robert Burr ( - on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 1:15 pm: Edit Post

Hello, Does the Peace Corps provide shelter for volunteers, or do you pay a fee? Thank You.

By Robert Burr ( - on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 1:05 pm: Edit Post

Hello, Im 16 years of age and I'm a Junior in High School in Alabama. I am interested in joining the Peace Corps after I get out of College but would like to support it now. How I would like to do this is to set up a stand for Seniors to join. If possible, could you send flyers to my adress? I can give you my E-mail below, and can later e-mail my home adress to you. Thank You. Sincerely,

By Anonymous ( - on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 5:35 pm: Edit Post

Im currently a sophomore in college, but im very interested in joining the peace corps. Im hopefully looking forward to joining after graduating but i wanted to start getting information now. so i would greatly appreciate it if you could respong to my email. hope to hear from you soon!!

By Sara Marie ( - on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 9:37 am: Edit Post

i think that the peace core is amzing and my aunt is in it so morepower to everyone who helps.

By Brittanie ( - on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 12:09 pm: Edit Post

Who are the main leaders of the peace corps? Do you know of anyone who took a stand in history against war? Who started anti-war groups? If you could please answer any of these questions it would be helpful. I'm doing a history day project on anti-war groups or peace groups and need to find out some of the major voices of these groups.

By Anonymous ( - on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 9:32 pm: Edit Post

Just so everyone knows, it's peace CORPS not core. There is no such thing as the peace core. And to whoever wanted to know why Canadians can't join, the Peace Corps was started by the American federal government.

By sarah rowley ( - on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 1:20 pm: Edit Post

I'm only 16. I've been researching on the Peace Corps for while. Since I'm not 18 yet, is their anything I can do to get involved?

By Vicki ( - on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 2:18 pm: Edit Post

Hello, My name is Vicki, I am 18 years old and very intorested in finding out more about the peace corp and how I may get involved. If someone could could e-mail me with as much information as possable that would be awesome!
Thank you so much for talking the time to read this message. My e-mail is
E-mail at any time

Thank you so much

By Raymond Keenan ( - on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 11:56 pm: Edit Post

I'm 15 and I want a to help Russia. I was told that you folks could help me.

By Anonymous ( - on Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 1:19 pm: Edit Post

this is joshua and i whant to become with the peace core, because my aunt said that i could join in the lords name she said, and i like helping around my nabor hood with people thats in need because i just feal so good to help people, my cell number is:678 754 8328, my hearts in this to help out.
i just feal like this is my way of the lord what he has planed for me and i seened the reality of how stan can destroy me. well peace and give me a call thanks, im looking foward to helping most defently.

By Anonymous ( - on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 11:56 pm: Edit Post

all i want in life is adventure and to help people and i think this is the way to do that

By Anonymous ( - on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:20 pm: Edit Post

Hello Anon;

Check in with the entire page on
the segment "Contact PCOL."

By Anonymous ( on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 9:04 pm: Edit Post

I'm Bebe Coughenour, And I've been thinking about joining the peace core. My dad was in it and thats how he met my mom. I'm only fifteen. But I would love to get more info. on joining the peace core for when I get older. I already have an Idea in what reagion I might want to go to in Africa, and where I want to get my training.

Please cotact me back.I'm desperate for help.

By Nick Thomma ( - on Monday, October 09, 2006 - 2:08 pm: Edit Post

My name is Nick Thomma and am interested in joining the peace core. I really want to see the world and help in everyway i can but unlike my brother i do not want to join the army. I want to learn more about the peace core and how i can join.

Thank you for all info and help


By Anonymous ( - on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 12:19 pm: Edit Post

Hi Nick;

See the entire page on the segment
"Contact PCOL."

By Amanda Orellana ( - on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 12:17 am: Edit Post

Looking for Andrew L. Mueller who served in Guatemala in San Juan Sacatepéquez from 1998 to 2000.

By Joe OConnell ( - on Monday, October 23, 2006 - 8:42 pm: Edit Post

I am 17 years old living in New York, senior year in high scool. I am turning 18 in March. How long will it be until I can get shipped out of the country? Is it up to me to chose?

By Anonymous ( - on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 6:55 pm: Edit Post

Hi, I am a senior in college and thinking about joining the peace core after graduation.

I would like to know if the peace core volunteers are working in the south east asia; Bangladesh or India?
Do i have to be a US citizen to apply?

By Anonymous ( - on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 8:42 pm: Edit Post

I am seventeen, and therefore too young for the Peace Corps. Even if I were eighteen, I do not have specialized skills the Peace Corps would want. Does anybody know what volunteering abroad I could do NOW that is not just a way for the "volunteer opportunity provider" to make money while making the ones paying feel better about themselves?

Thank you.

By Admin1 (admin) ( - on Saturday, December 09, 2006 - 12:24 pm: Edit Post

Read about Returned Peace Corps Volunteers working in government, journalism, science, medicine here.

By Anonymous ( - on Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:53 am: Edit Post

I am considering joining, but my parents aren't sure about it. I am 23 years old. However, I come from a traditional family. They don't like to allow their children to do anything that they aren't familiar with, and because the peace core is foreign to them they don't feel that it would be safe. I am wondering if they are right. How safe would it be for a minority to join and travel.

By JEAN CARROLL ( - on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 4:26 pm: Edit Post

Hi - I would like an address to send toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children in NAMIBIA. SOUTH AFRICA.


By tiffany carver ( - on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 8:27 pm: Edit Post

what is the peace core? ive heard about it and it sounds great! how old do you have to be to join because i'm only 16, 17 in september.

By Anonymous ( on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 3:37 pm: Edit Post

How in the darn world can I join the Peace Corps if I am under 12?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous ( on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 3:36 pm: Edit Post

I am 10 years old. How in the world can I join?!!

By Alexandra Ross ( on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 1:49 pm: Edit Post

i am 15.I would love to join the world in the action to help. At present moment i am aware that you have to be 18, before you can go on a trip.I would like to go after collage.I love what your doing. My mom's a memmber and i guess she got me hooked. She tought me and my sisters everything there is to know about nature and animals. Once again thank for your commenment to the world.
A student,

By agbor ( on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 10:03 pm: Edit Post

may i come in contact with the peace crew in limbe south west region of cameroo

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