Writer's Guide to Government Information

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Peace Corps Manual

Peace Corps Manual – http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=about.policies.docs.manual

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Under what conditions may a Peace Corps Volunteer get married and still stay in the Peace Corps?
  • Would a couple with grade school age children be eligible to serve in the Peace Corps?
  • What procedures are followed in the case of a Peace Corps Volunteer who has gone missing?


This manual is a sort of bible governing the conduct of Peace Corps volunteers and how they are treated by the agency. The manual is divided into the following sections:

  • 000 Interim Policy Statements and Manual Content
  • 100 Authorities, Organizations and Functions
  • 200 Volunteers
  • 300 Programming
  • 400 Safety and Security
  • 500 Administrative Services
  • 600 Human Resources Management
  • 700 Financial Management
  • 800 General Services

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