Peace corps interview

Aside from general interview questions, below are questions more specifically geared towards a professional volunteer experiences. At times these interviews are very professional in nature and other times it will feel more like a conversation.

Be prepared by reviewing the application, educating yourself about the organization, practicing the questions and having questions ready to ask the recruiter. This is a life changing experience and recruiters would be surprised if you didn’t have questions.

  • What is your motivation to volunteer? 
  • With so many other volunteering programs, why are you specifically interested in the Peace Corps? 
  • What do you think will be the hardest part about being a volunteer?
  • What type of experiences have you had that you feel prepare you for volunteer service?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to adapt to a wide variety of people by accepting/understanding their perspective. 
  • Tell me about a time that you successfully adapted to a culturally different environment.
  • Describe a time when you were working on a project and it didn’t go as you had planned it too.
  • What obstacles, if any, might prevent you from accepting a Peace Corps invitation if offered one? What other career options are you considering?
  • On what criteria do you base your geographic or job preferences? Are there any changes?
  • What are some of the reactions of your family, friends, or boyfriend/girlfriend to your interest in Peace Corps?