The Peace Corps gives you the opportunity to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Live, learn and work in an overseas community, and gain an invaluable cross-cultural leadership experience to help launch or transform your career.
Here are some resources to help you get started on the experience of a lifetime!
Visit the Peace Corps website to learn:
- Is Peace Corps right for me?
- What are the benefits to serving?
- What kinds of volunteer openings exist?
- Where do volunteers serve?
- How do I apply?
As you prepare to apply and become a Peace Corps volunteer, please check out these other opportunities while you are at CU Boulder:
- Education Abroad: Study or volunteer abroad.
- WWOOF: Agriculture volunteer opportunities with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
- Leeds School of Business: Undergraduate mentoring and career development.
- CU Museum: Assist the CU museum in hosting exhibits and events.
- INVST Community Leadership Program: INVST is a two-year experience that combines firsthand experience with classroom learning and comprehensive leadership skills training. INVST students engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of issues relevant to community leadership for social and environmental change. The INVST program includes two month-long summer service-learning experiences, the Climate Justice Summer and the Economic Justice Summer. In INVST, students earn either a certificate or minor in Leadership Studies, gain extensive career development support, and enjoy personalized instruction.
- Student Ambassadors: Help with all kinds of recruiting activities, including visit programs, campus tours and information panels.
- Student Undergraduate Enrichment Programs: A listing of special programs some of which involve service learning.
- Volunteer Resource Center: The VRC connects volunteers with non-profit agencies and provides information on national and international programs. CU in the Community events allow students to help the community through one-time service projects.
- International English Center: Gain experience in English as a second language (ESL) by working with people from a variety of cultures. The IEC is looking for individuals committed to helping members of the community whose native language is not English.
- CU Boulder STEM Programs: Get involved with a variety of STEM programs at CU and around the country.
- Environmental Center: Volunteer opportunities that range from teaching environmental education in local schools to working on changing campus policies related to energy, alternative transportation and more.
- Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center: Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center is the only non-profit nature center in Boulder County. Since 1995, Wild Bear’s mission hass been to provide year-round educational programs to people of all ages fostering a life-long appreciation of the environment and promoting an environmentally aware and ecologically sound community.
- Global Brigades at CU: Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized tens of thousands of university students and professionals through skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in under-resourced regions while respecting local culture.
- Flatirons Habitat for Humanity: Help to build houses for the underprivileged.
- Office of Victim Assistance: Volunteer on and off campus.
- ACTFL OPI exam: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) oral proficiency interview (OPI).
- AP exam: Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
- CLEP exam: College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) world languages exam.
- Need some brushing up? Check out the Peace Corps language courses archive or register for an Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC) non-credit language class.
- Center for Inclusion and Social Change: Students are encouraged to explore the many aspects and intersections of their identity through programs, educational opportunities and events. All students will find a welcoming and inclusive gathering space and a place to find community, resources and support for academic, personal and professional growth
- Office for Outreach and Engagement, Continuing Education: Faculty, staff and graduate students connect scholarship with public needs across Colorado and beyond, offering program development, funding, a searchable outreach program website, communications support and more.