Established by President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps was created to provide education and technical training to citizens of other countries and to foster cross?cultural exchange. Since 1961, nearly 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 139 countries where Volunteers have served. Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. There is no upper age limit. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment.
Mission: The mission of the Peace Corps is to promote world peace and friendship.
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