Silhouettes of happiness in the Gambian sunset.

Celebrate Peace Corps Week 2022 and the return of volunteers to service.

Approach Peace Corps service with an open mind, ready to make deep connections and memories.

Find a home away from home with loving, welcoming families.

Peace Corps Week

On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order that created the Peace Corps. At UW–Madison, we celebrate the founding of the agency each year in a variety of ways, and invite the campus and community to celebrate with us. After two years of no volunteers in the field due to the March 2020 COVID-19 evacuations, we are excited that volunteers have now been back in the field for almost two years!

Expanded Recruiter Office Hours

Monday, Feb. 28, 10–11:30 a.m.  200B Bascom Hall

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2–3:30 p.m. Study Abroad Resource Center, 3rd Floor of the Red Gym

Thursday, Mar. 2, 11 AM–1 p.m. Study Room 101, Steenbock Library

Are you ready to apply to serve in the Peace Corps?  Just want to find out more about it?  Come talk to the Campus Recruiter.  This week she will be stationed in different locations around Campus, ready to talk to you about the process of applying, the benefits of serving, and what your day to day life as a Peace Corps Volunteer might be like.

Group of runnersSaturday, March 4, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Freeze for Food 5K/10K

Vilas Park Shelter, 1602 Vilas Dr.

Get excited for the 42nd annual Freeze for Food run/walk! The 5K will start at noon, and the 10K will start at 1 p.m. This event is run by the RPCVs of Wisconsin–Madison with the goal of providing a fun way for people to get outside and exercise while also raising funds to support Madison’s Open Doors for Refugees, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the resettlement of refugees and welcoming them into the Madison community. Participants will have the option to join virtually or in-person. In-person runners will follow a path along Lake Wingra, while virtual participants can choose any preferred location. Learn more.

Sponsored by International Division ▪ Open Doors for Refugees ▪ Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin – Madison

Career & Internship Fairs – SuccessWorks – UW–Madison

Friday, March 3, 12–1 p.m.

English Career Resource Fair

Council Room, Memorial Union

This tabling-style event is intended to connect humanities students with information about relevant career pathways. Come meet with local employers, hear about jobs and internships from campus partners, network, and share your resume. We will have representatives from all kinds of fields, including education, communications, publishing, community work, libraries, marketing, business, and more.  Meet with the campus Peace Corps Recruiter to find out more about how important service can be in your life.


Thank you to all of the sponsors of Peace Corps Week 2022!

Cosponsored by UW-Madison schools and departments: Curriculum and Instruction School of Education ▪ Education Career Center ▪ Educational Policy Studies ▪ 4W Initiative ▪ Global Health Institute ▪ Global Health Undergraduate Program ▪ School of Human Ecology ▪  International Division ▪ Global Health Undergraduate Program ▪ Kinesiology Undergraduate Studies ▪ LaFollette School of Public Affairs ▪ Rehabilitation and Special Education ▪ Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin – Madison▪ Teacher Education Center