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  • 1. The Peace Corps Experience The Toughest Job Youll Ever Love
    Presented By: Erin Mone-Marquez, Regional Director of Recruitment

2. What is Peace Corps?
An independent U.S.
Government Agency that sends
American citizensoverseas to
work as volunteers in
international development
assignments FOR 27 MONTHS.
3. Mission and Goals
To promote world peace and friendship by:

  • helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women;

helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served;
helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
4. 5. Volunteer Programs
Other4%
Agriculture
5%
Education and
Youth and Community Development
40%
Business Development and Information Technology
15%
Environment
14%
Health and HIV/AIDS
22%
Statistics based on data as of September 2009
6. Volunteer Locations 77 Countries
Eastern Europe/
Central Asia
Asia
North Africa
and the
Middle East
The Caribbean
Latin America
Pacific Islands
Africa
Statistics based on requests for Volunteers as of 10/09
7. 8. Benefits During Service
Student loan deferment and/or partial cancellation
Travel to and from country of service
Full medical and dental care
Living allowance
48 paid vacation days
Home leave for family emergencies
Language, cross-cultural, and technical training
9. Benefits After Service
Just over $7,000 readjustment allowance upon completion of service
One year of non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs
Graduate school opportunities
Returned Volunteer network
Reasonably priced health insurance for 18 months following service
Professional benefits, including language fluency, international experience, and cross-cultural understanding
10. Eligibility
At least 18 years of age
U.S. citizenship
In good health
Desire to help other people help themselves
A sense of adventure
Volunteer experience and language skills are a plus
Some combination of education, skills, and life experience