How to Join the Peace Corps?

Answer President John F. Kennedy formed the Peace Corps.This is by no means a totally comprehensive article, it is based on one person's experience (mine) and please use it to weigh your options about joi... Read More »

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Why was the Peace Corps started?

The Peace Corps is a program run by the United States government in which people volunteer to work abroad, helping developing countries improve infrastructure and education.HistoryThe idea for the ... Read More »

How Many People Are in the Peace Corps?

According to the official Peace Corps website, nearly 200,000 volunteers and trainees have served in the Peace Corps since the organization was created in 1961. In 2010 there were 7,671 volunteers ... Read More »

Is there a Canadian Peace Corps?

The Peace Corps formed in 1961 during President John F. Kennedy's term in office. Canada does not have a Peace Corps. An alternative for Canadians is Projects Abroad, which was formed in 1992 and h... Read More »

Can you join the Peace Corps if you are 68 years old?

According to the Peace Corps website, you can join the Peace Corps if you are 68 years old. The Peace Corps requires volunteers to be at least 18 years old but does not have an upper age cutoff.Ref... Read More »