Peace Corps

Contact your campus Peace Corps Recruiter, Vicki Runion, vrunion@iu.edu  (812) 855-9257 

Indiana University is proud of our long-standing and significant role in promoting Peace Corps on our campus. Consistently in the top tier, IU ranked 21st in 2017 for alumni volunteers. Since 1961, more than 1,695 Hoosiers have put their education and experience to work around the world in the areas of education, health, environment, community and economic development, agriculture, and youth in development.

Peace Corps is an international service organization of the United States. The Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service while at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.

The world has changed quite a lot since the Peace Corps was first established, and the need for Peace Corps Volunteers is more relevant than ever. The Peace Corps continues its original mission based on three simple goals:

1. Helping people of interested countries in meeting their needs for trained men and women.
2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans.

Indiana University employs a campus-based Peace Corps Recruiter who is responsible for providing advice and insight to those interested in Peace Corps service. The Recruiter is your face-to-face resource to learn about opportunities with the Peace Corps, the application process, and what the life of a Peace Corps Volunteer entails. The Peace Corps Recruiter is housed within the Walter Center for Career Achievement in the Ernie Pyle Hall.

Check out current Volunteer Openings;   https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/

And Peace Corps Prep:    IU Peace Corps Prep Program 

Upcoming Events:

January 22, Hoosier Network Event, Simon  Skjodt Assembly Hall, 7:30--9:00 p.m.

January 23, Arts & Sciences Career Fair, IMU, 3:00--7:00 p.m.

January 29, Lunch & Learn, Asian Culture Center, 12:30--1:30,   Learn about life as a Peace Corps Volunteer while having lunch on us!

January 31, Tabling at Luddy Hall, 12:00--2:00.  Stop by to chat with IU's Peace Corps Recruiter!

February 5, Lunch & Learn, LaCASA, 12:00--1:00,  Learn about life as a Peace Corps Volunteer while having lunch on us!

February 7, Lunch & Learn, LGBTQ Culture Center, 12:00--1:00, Learn about life as an LGBTQ Peace Corps Volunteer while having lunch on us!

February 13, Nonprofit/Government Career Fair,  4:00--7:00 pm.  IMU

February 24, Tabling at Girl Scout World Thinking Day (www.girlscouts.org/world_thinking_day)  2:00--4:00, St John the Apostle Catholic Church, West State Rd 46, Bloomington, lN 47404

February 25, Peace Corps Prep Info Session, 12:00--1:00, Global & International  Studies Building, Room 1060

February 26, Info Session, 6:00--7:00 pm.  SICE  Luddy Hall. 

February 27, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel Session, 7--8:00 pm. SPEA O'Neill Center First Floor Commons.  Meet Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and learn how they made the most of their experiences volunteering around the world!  Food provided.


By Appointment and Fridays 12:00 p.m.--2:00 p.m.  

 Ernie Pyle Hall, Second Floor

940 E. 7th Street