Volunteer for the Peace Corps

Help a community in need, gain valuable skills, become a global citizen.


Every year the Peace Corps recruits dedicated people to fill thousands of program assignments – with a special emphasis on applicants with degrees and experience in Education and English teaching. Education Volunteers team-teach or directly teach English, health, literacy, math, and science. Education Volunteers strengthen local capacity by training and mentoring teachers in primary and secondary schools, teacher training colleges, and universities. Volunteers work with teachers to improve participatory teaching methodologies, inclusion practices, classroom management, authentic assessments, parental involvement, and gender equality in the classroom. They also create after-school programs, clubs, and camps for boys and girls to promote HIV/AIDS prevention and life skills.

SENIORS: Apply by November 29th to secure a spot in 2013!
For more information and to start your online application, visit www.peacecorps.gov/apply


Peace Corps information meetings on campus this semester:


  • Thursday December 6, 6pm, The Career Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

Ashlee McLaughlin

UIUC Campus Peace Corps Representative

Agroforestry Volunteer, El Salvador 2001-2003


Fall office hours in The Career Center, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00

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