Peace Corps Representative

Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 210,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 8,073 volunteers are working with local communities in 76 host countries in agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health and youth in development.

Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries.

Each quarter, Peace Corps recruiters present informational sessions and slide shows about the Peace Corps experience, staff information booths at events, and conduct interviews on campus. 

PSU's Peace Corps representative is located in the Advising & Career Services office (USB 402) during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. The position is staffed by a graduate student who is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), see below. 

Please welcome Peace Corps Representative Madeline Bass to campus! 

Phone: 503-725-3015


Winter term office hours: Tuesdays 12-1:30PM and Wednesdays 9-11AM


Additional sites of interest include:

The Columbia River Peace Corps Association

Peace Corps (Main Website)

Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI) at Portland State University

*Information provided by Peace Corps.