AmeriCorps to Peace Corps

A Great Career Path!

Both AmeriCorps members and Peace Corps Volunteers receive tangible benefits such as career training, financial support for college, and graduate school opportunities. Additionally, serving in AmeriCorps and Peace Corps prepares Americans for leadership positions both at home and abroad. There are many benefits of serving with AmeriCorps and Peace Corps.

Peace Corps Continuing a Life of Service

OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE

Americans who go from AmeriCorps to Peace Corps build on the experiences and skills developed at home by applying those skills in another community overseas. Volunteers return to the U.S as global citizens with leadership, language, teaching, and community development skills.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Peace Corps is a life-defining leadership experience. Living and working abroad for 27 months has tremendous impact. It requires hard work and dedication, and in return tangible and intangible benefits are gained – both for the Volunteer and the people they serve.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Peace Corps Volunteers gain valuable experience working in education, community health, youth and community development, agriculture and the environment, small business development, and other areas to use in careers in the U.S. and around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work in communities abroad at the grassroots level in cooperation with local governments, schools, and entrepreneurs to address unmet
community needs.

JOB SKILLS

Classroom and community development skills make Peace Corps Volunteers attractive candidates for work in the U.S. government, the private sector, domestic non-profits, and international NGOs. Additionally, the Peace Corps has agreements with The National Association of Community Health Centers/ Community Health Corps, City Year, The Corps Network, and America’s Service Commissions encouraging them to hire returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Additional details about the benefits of Peace Corps service can be found at www.peacecorps.gov/benefits

Montanans in the Peace Corps

In September of 2010, the Peace Corps announced the top Peace Corps volunteer –producing states and cities. Missoula, Montana, topped the list of metropolitan areas that led the nation in per capita volunteer ratings. Learn more here: http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1657

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