Since 1995, Peace Corps Volunteers have partnered with communities to host GLOW camps. Short for Girls Leading Our World, GLOW camps have become a powerful tool for talking with young women about leadership, gender equity and other topics in a dynamic, engaging setting.
The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers 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 travel to developing countries all over the world to assist with many ongoing efforts including AIDS education, business training, and information infrastructure development.
The Peace Corps is an independent agency and volunteer program run by the United States Government providing international social and economic development assistance. The program was established by Executive Order 10924 issued by President John F. Kennedy in March 1961 and authorized by Congress on September 22, 1961 with passage of the Peace Corps Act (75 Stat. 612).
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.
Choose the Peace Corps program that's right for you. For evacuated Volunteers: There is an expedited application specifically for evacuated Volunteers interested in returning to service. Get details and apply. Peace Corps Volunteer. Match your skills to a Volunteer opening, or go where you are needed most.
Peace Corps, U.S. government agency of volunteers, established by executive order by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, and authorized by the U.S. Congress through the Peace Corps Act of September 22, 1961. The first director of the Peace Corps was Kennedy’s brother-in-law R. Sargent Shriver.
Our Volunteers are changemakers, ready to partner with communities to make a difference. Every Peace Corps Volunteer is unique, and so is every Volunteer's service. Find the Volunteer program that is the right fit for you. Each program has different time commitments and requirements but all offer ...
Feb 27, 2021 · The U.S. Peace Corps turns 60 Monday. Since its establishment through executive order by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, the Peace Corps has sent more than 240,000 volunteers to 141 ...
Jul 21, 2010 · The Peace Corps proposal gained momentum in the final days of Kennedy’s campaign, and on November 8 he was narrowly elected the 35th president of the United States.