What friends and colleagues say about your qualifications to become a Volunteer is an important part of the application. You will be asked to provide three references as part of the application. In order for the Peace Corps to be able to make appropriate selection and placement decisions, it is critical that applicants provide complete and accurate information throughout the process. You may be disqualified or separated from Peace Corps service if you provide misleading, inaccurate, or incomplete information during the application process. Moreover, any intentionally false statement or intentional omission could be subject to fines and/or imprisonment under 18 U.S.C.§ 1001. Take adequate time to complete your application. Use this time to reflect on the questions asked. Is Peace Corps service right for you at this point in your life? If it is, thoughtfully completing this application will help you prepare for the life-changing experience Peace Corps service can be.
What You’ll Need
Following is a list of information or documents that you may need in order to successfully submit a Peace Corps Volunteer application: 1.
Basic personal information such as contact information 2.
Naturalization number (if applicable) 3.
Updated Resume 4.
Social Security Number 5.
Social Security Number of Spouse/Same Sex Domestic Partner (if applicable) 6.
Student Loan or other financial obligation information (if applicable) 7.
Military information (if applicable) 8.
Legal incident information (if applicable) 9.
Employment, volunteer history and practical skills experience information 10.
Educational background information 11.
Three references and corresponding contact information: Work Supervisor, Volunteer Supervisor, Personal reference (the person cannot be related to you) 12.
Two essays demonstrating motivation and cross-cultural experience. Each essay should be between 250-500 words. 13.
Attachments, if applicable (to be included with your submission of the application) a.
Marriage Certificate b.
Notarized letter from spouse (if serving without your spouse) c.
Divorce decree or documentation concerning your legal separation d.
Notarized letter concerning your dependents e.
Notarized letters concerning financial obligations f.
Military Discharge paperwork (DD214) g.
Licenses and Certificates h.
Master’s International acceptance letter