The Peace Corps Mission –
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained Volunteers.
To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment.
Volunteers undergo 10 weeks of training followed by 2 years of service.
From 1961 to 2015, nearly 220,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps and served in 141 countries.
Health: Build healthy global communities
Health Volunteers work within their communities to promote important topics such as nutrition, maternal and child health, basic hygiene, and water sanitation.
Volunteers also work in HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs, where they train youth as peer educators, provide support to children orphaned by the disease, and create programs that provide emotional and financial support to families and communities affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.