Since the Peace Corps' founding in 1960, approximately 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers have been invited by 140 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to environmental preservation.
Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in essential, emerging areas such as information technology and business development. Peace Corps volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:
- Help the people of interested countries meet their need for trained men and women.
- Help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
- Help promote a better understanding of other people on the part of Americans.
The University of Oregon ranks in the top 20 of Peace Corps volunteer-producing institutions, with over 1,000 graduates serving since 1961. The Career Center is home to an embedded Peace Corps recruiting office to help students navigate the volunteer application process.
UO Peace Corps Recruiter
220 Hendricks Hall
Winter office hours:
Monday and Wednesday, noon–2:00 p.m.
or by appointment