About the blog: This blog features stories about Peace Corps Volunteers from the Central Region who are preparing to leave for service, currently serving across the globe, and returned from service with experiences and cultural insights to share. It also includes news about recruitment events, agency updates, and our university partners.
About the Central Region: The Central Region covers Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Are you ready to talk to a Peace Corps Central Region Recruiter? Enter your zip code here to find a recruiter near you. You can also find Central Region representatives at the following universities:
- Auburn University
- Grand Valley State University
- Illinois State University
- Kansas State University
- Michigan State University
- Ohio State University
- University of Alabama
- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- University of Iowa
- University of Kansas
- University of Michigan
- University of Minnesota
- University of Missouri-Columbia
- University of Tennessee – Knoxville
- University of Texas – Austin
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Washington University
- Western Illinois University
About the Peace Corps: As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world.
Since 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served abroad as Peace Corps Volunteers working at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that remains long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens, enriching their lives and the lives of those around them. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level with local governments, schools, communities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development.
Volunteers receive many benefits, including a living stipend, medical care, graduate school opportunities, student loan deferment, more than $9400 upon completion of 27 months of service and much more. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens, at least 18-years old and in good health. There is no upper age limit and no cost to participate. Apply today.
More than 40,000 residents from the Central Region have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. They’ve traveled around the world and back to educate, share knowledge and experiences, and find opportunities to impact lives – all in service to mankind.
“One person in the right place can change the world.” Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps
3,000 jobs – more than 60 countries. Find your right place with the Peace Corps.