WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Peace Corps is looking for college students across the United States to serve as campus ambassadors. Those selected will work closely with recruiters to raise the Peace Corps’ profile on campus and introduce the agency to new and diverse student groups. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 2, at 5 p.m. (PDT). Interested students can submit their applications at https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/university-programs/campus-ambassadors/application/.
Campus ambassadors promote Peace Corps service to students and stakeholders within their campus communities by developing relationships with key partners and offices and sharing their experience through presentations, events, and social media. Contingent on performance, campus ambassadors receive a letter of recommendation from the Peace Corps at the end of the year.
“Our primary goal during this critical time is returning Peace Corps Volunteers back to the countries we know and love,” said Peace Corps Acting Director Carol Spahn. “We are also committed to taking on the work necessary to return to service in a way that promotes racial equity and justice.”
The campus ambassador program demonstrates the agency’s commitment to advancing racial equity and supporting underserved communities. The Peace Corps recognizes the urgency of diverse representation among its volunteers and has made this a priority of its 2021 Campus Ambassador cycle.
On March 15, the Peace Corps observed one year since the evacuation of all Peace Corps volunteers from overseas service and the temporary suspension of global operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the agency prepares for its return to service, campus ambassadors will help the agency attract the talent necessary to open posts around the world. Those interested in learning more about Peace Corps service can utilize the agency “Connect with a Recruiter” tool at: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/connect-with-a-recruiter/.
About the Peace Corps
The Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities and create lasting change. Volunteers develop sustainable solutions to address challenges in education, health, community economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their Peace Corps experience, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 240,000 U.S. citizen Volunteers 18 and older have served in 142 countries worldwide. For more information, visit peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.