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 2019 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 Ernie Pyle Hall.

The next application deadline is January 1st!  Check  out current openings here:   https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/

And check out the Peace Corps Prep Program:    IU Peace Corps Prep Program 


Nov. 15  Friday Office Hours Cancelled.

Nov. 11  Lunch & Learn @ Asian Culture Center.  12:00--1:00 p.m. Learn about Peace Corps and have lunch on us!

Nov. 12  Coffee & Cookies  11:00--2:00 p.m.  Information Commons (Between O'Neill and Kelley)

Nov. 13  OVPDEMA Study Abroad Resource Fair  1:30--4:30 p.m.  IMU Solarium

Nov. 18  Tabling- School of Education Atrium  10:30--1:00

Dec. 4  Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Meet & Greet.  7:00-8:00 p.m.  O'Neill Commons.  Join us for great food and conversation with returned volunteers as well as current invitees!  Free international food!!!

Dec. 5  Application/Resume Workshop, 6:00--7:00 p.m.  Ernie Pyle Hall 252

Check out our new feature, "Updates from Kat," in which we keep in touch with Katye Lester, an IU Alum (2019) and former Peace Corps Campus Ambassador, who is serving in the Youth in Development sector in Ecuador! 

Update from Kat: (October) "I've started some projects and have English Club on Mondays and Thursdays, a Community Group on Fridays, and I started doing dance therapy for some of the kids around town which is super fun!"




Update from Kat (September):  "I've completed one month at my site!  Days are pretty slow for me , but I'm making progress.  I've been doing CAT (Community Assessment Tools) in my town and doing some workshops with local youth.  I made some delicious banana brownies for my family and when I got home they had nearly eaten all of them!  life is good and I'm so thankful to be here."

                                             Office Hours: Fridays 1:00--3:00.  Also by appointment MTTHF

Vicki Runion, Peace Corps Recruiter        vrunion@iu.edu

Indiana University          Ernie Pyle Hall

940 E. 7th Street               Bloomington, IN  47405