Overview

  • Organization TypeGovernment
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1961
Peace Corps is an independent U.S. government agency that provides trained Volunteers for countries requesting assistance around the world. The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Since that time, 200,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.   Mission In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship. The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals: ­   1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. ­   2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. ­   3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.   Peace Corps Service Volunteers work with local governments, communities, schools, and small businesses to address changing and complex needs in education, health and HIV/AIDS, business and information communication technology (ICT), environment, agriculture, and youth development   Peace Corps Today The world has changed since 1961, and the Peace Corps has changed with it. With 8,655 Volunteers in 71 posts serving 77 countries, today's Peace Corps is more relevant than ever. While Volunteers continue to do important work like bringing clean water to communities and teaching children, today's Volunteers also work in areas like HIV/AIDS awareness, information technology, and business development. The Peace Corps will continue to address global needs as they arise. Thousands of Volunteers, for instance, now work on HIV/AIDS-related activities. As access to information technology has grown in the developing world, the Peace Corps has increased its Volunteer efforts in this field.

Where is Peace Corps

Careers

121Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Country Director
    Worldwide
  • Country Director
    Burkina Faso, West Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa
  • Deputy Associate Director of Management
    United States
  • Director of Staff Learning and Development
    United States

Staff at Peace Corps have experience in

Sectors

  • personnel / human resources
  • development
  • torts / conflict resolution
  • reproductive health
  • events / training

Funders

  • united states agency for international development
  • millennium challenge corporation
  • non-governmental organization
  • foundation
  • us department of state

Countries

  • namibia
  • kenya
  • el salvador
  • tajikistan
  • liberia

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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