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March 1, 2011 marked the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps, which began in 1961 with an executive order from President J. F. Kennedy. For 50 years volunteers have been serving around the world in the name of peace and friendship through the partnership they have
in local communities.

Peace Corps volunteers are currently serving in 76 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. Volunteers serve for 27 months
with skills in agriculture, environment, business, health, development, education, and information technology.

Click here to view the most recent Fact Sheet regarding Peace Corps service.

Over 930 graduates of Penn State have taken up the call to use their skills to serve others around the world. Recently, Penn State was ranked 20th on the list of large universities contributing volunteers to Peace Corps. Help us get Penn State to that #1 spot!

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Position is Currently Vacant - for questions, contact the Peace Corp directly at:

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