Okay, so that’s not exactly how the conversation went in the first episode of NBC’s sitcom Community but that’s how it should have gone. 
If you are thinking about dropping out of high school (or college) to become a Peace Corps Volunteer, you should considering the following facts about Peace Corps service:
You must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen. 
Approximately 90% of our Volunteer jobs require a 4-year degree. Competitive non-degree candidates must have 3–5 years full-time work experience.
Our Volunteers are placed where their skills match the needs of host countries.
We look forward to receiving Ms. Perry’s application after she finishes her time at Greendale and gets a little more relevant experience!
Learn more about what it takes in our How Do I Become a Volunteer? section

Okay, so that’s not exactly how the conversation went in the first episode of NBC’s sitcom Community but that’s how it should have gone. 

If you are thinking about dropping out of high school (or college) to become a Peace Corps Volunteer, you should considering the following facts about Peace Corps service:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen. 
  • Approximately 90% of our Volunteer jobs require a 4-year degree. Competitive non-degree candidates must have 3–5 years full-time work experience.
  • Our Volunteers are placed where their skills match the needs of host countries.

We look forward to receiving Ms. Perry’s application after she finishes her time at Greendale and gets a little more relevant experience!

Learn more about what it takes in our How Do I Become a Volunteer? section

(Source: nbc.com)

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Photo by Amy Donnelly, Boston Red Sox
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Kennedy III (Dominican Republic, 2004-2006), whose great uncle President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961, throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians game on Friday, August 4. 

Photo by Amy Donnelly, Boston Red Sox

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Kennedy III (Dominican Republic, 2004-2006), whose great uncle President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961, throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians game on Friday, August 4. 

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Sasha Cooper Morrison, a member of our Global Operations team and an RPCV from Paraguay, and Tom Balemesa, an Atlas Fellow from Uganda working for our Africa Region team, perform West African dancing that includes movements that are a combination of Guinean dances accompanied by Senegalese drums. They graciously offered their talents during a world dance party at Peace Corps HQ to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary. 

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