International work experience and opportunities are available in over 70 countries where Peace Corps Volunteers perform a variety of jobs in business, education, community development, environment, health, information technology and agriculture. Learn more about these opportunities by joining Erin Curtiss, returned volunteer and recruiter, for an information session.
General Information Meeting
5 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27
Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Freed Montrose Library
4100 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
Opportunities are available for those with a four-year degree OR a combination of job experience and a two-year degree OR substantial experience, in lieu of a degree, in specialized areas. (Some specialized areas are: skilled trades, farm/agribusiness, vegetable gardening/nursery/forestry or fish cultivation/production, business management, computer technology, nursing (RN/LPN/LVN), non-profit management/organizational development, and work with at-risk youth.)
Peace Corps benefits include medical, dental and housing, as well as a monthly stipend, transportation to and from your host country, graduate study benefits, 24 vacation days a year, and a $7,425 readjustment allowance after your 2-year service. Some student loans can be deferred during Peace Corps service. After your 2-year service, former Volunteers receive one year of noncompetitive eligibility for employment in the federal government.
The Peace Corps is a 27-month commitment, which includes 12 weeks of language training in the host country. We encourage you to apply a year before you want to depart.
Be part of the next generation of Peace Corps Volunteers to promote global peace and friendship. Apply Online by June 17, 2012, to receive consideration for 2013 Peace Corps assignments best matching your qualifications. If you can depart before October 2013 submitting a completed application as soon as possible is recommended. We accept applications year-round on a rolling basis, so the earlier you submit your application the better! Visit our website to learn more as the agency prepares for a system upgrade this summer. ?