Peace Corps at CSULB

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level to create change that lasts long after their service. As a Volunteer, you can make an investment in our world-one handshake, one project, one friendship at a time-that leads to new possibilities in service and when you return home. Volunteers work to help fight hunger, help communities lift themselves out of poverty, teach lessons in and outside the classroom that last a lifetime, build healthy global communities, forge global movements to protect our planet, and empower the next generation of leaders.

As the result of CSULB winning a competitive grant funded by the U.S. State Department, the university hosts an official on-campus Peace Corps Recruiter. In partnership with the Center of International Education (CIE), Global Studies Institute, and Career Development Center, the recruiter will work with the Los Angeles Peace Corps Regional Recruitment Team to recruit, advise, and educate potential volunteers.

The recruiter promotes the Peace Corps in the local community to prepare future volunteers for an enriching experience representing the U.S. internationally. Since winning the grant, CSULB has become one of the leading producers of Peace Corps volunteers, having 21 alumni currently serving abroad and 820 alumni in total who have completed Peace Corps service.

2018 Grads with their families as they anticipate departure for Peace Corps service in Ukraine, Senegal, Ghana, the Philippines, and China.
11 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Mali, Belize, Morocco, Rwanda, Chad, Burkina Faso, Gabon, China, Guinea, and Afghanistan speak with CSULB students about their experiences during 2018 Peace Corps Week.
Peace Corps tabling at CSULB’s 2018 Live Your Life event

If interested in attending a Peace Corps Information Session or Application Workshop, you can visit CareerLink and RSVP to an Information Session to reserve your spot. The tentative Sessions will be in the Career Development Center Conference Room and will be as follows for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Fall 2018

  • Wednesday, September 19th: Application Workshop
  • Friday, September 28th: Information Session
  • Wednesday, October 24th: Information Session
  • Wednesday, December 5th: Application Workshop

Spring 2019

  • Monday, February 11th: Information Session
  • Wednesday, March 13th: Application Workshop
  • Tuesday, April 16th: Information Session
  • Wednesday, May 1st: Application Workshop

Listen to this audio workshop to learn how to browse Volunteer openings, find the right program, and strengthen your application, and visit the Peace Corps website at www.peacecorps.gov/apply to search for current Volunteer postings.

Peace Corps

For more information, please email Jessica Wilson, call (562) 985-8461, visit the Career Development Center in BH-250, or follow on Facebook @PeaceCorpsatCSULB