The position is called “volunteer” for a reason. The Peace Corps gives you a monthly stipend that allows you to work alongside the people of your community. You receive a readjustment allowance upon finishing your service, but its only intended to get you an apartment and hold you over until you get a job.
Do you get paid to be in Peace Corps?
Unlike other international volunteer programs, there is no charge to participate in the Peace Corps. Upon completion of two years of service, the Peace Corps provides each Volunteer with more than $10,000 (pre-tax) to help with the transition to life back home. This money is yours to use as you wish.
How much money do you make in the Peace Corps?
While Peace Corps employees earn an average yearly salary of $38,139, different roles can command different wages. The higher paying positions at Peace Corps include senior consultant, business developer, economic adviser, and information technology specialist.
Does the Peace Corps look good on a resume?
Include your Peace Corps experience under Professional Experience. Some people have a separate section on their résumé dedicated to volunteer experience. If your volunteer experience outside of Peace Corps is relevant to the position to which you are applying, it should be listed as professional experience.
What percentage of Peace Corps Volunteers quit?
Summary: In FY 2018, 1,260 of the 10,818 Volunteers who served during the year (11.6 percent) did not complete their full service. Of these 10,818 Volunteers, 6.9 percent resigned.
What is the Peace Corps monthly stipend?
$375 per month As a Volunteer, both your readjustment allowance (accrued at the rate of $375 per month and paid at the end of service) and a small percentage of your monthly living allowance constitute earnings for Social Security purposes.