UNCW Peace Corps Prep Program

Volunteer Assignments

All Peace Corps volunteers are assigned to a "sector" that determines their primary work as a volunteer. UNCW students who enroll in the Peace Corps Prep Program will take courses and engage extracurricular opportunities in order to develop specific skills that correspond with one of these sectors. The six sectors are as follow:

Agriculture

Peace Corps Volunteers who serve in the Agriculture (AG) sector work with small-scale farmers and families to increase food security and production and adapt to climate change while promoting environmental conservation. Learn more >

Education

Peace Corps Volunteers who serve in the Education (ED) sector play a role in the future of local communities by working with schools, communities, parents, and students to enhance the teaching of math, science, English, and literacy—or by training others to teach more effectively. Learn more >

Health

Peace Corps Volunteers who serve in the Health sector work with clinics or develop education strategies to change the way host communities approach maternal, child and adolescent health, nutrition, hygiene, water and sanitation, or HIV/AIDS. Learn more >

Youth in Development

Peace Corps Volunteers who serve in the Youth in Development (YD) sector engage youth by working on awareness projects such as HIV/AIDS education, gender issues, environmental awareness, sports programs, and more. Learn more >

Community Economic Development

Peace Corps Volunteers who serve in the Community Economic Development (CED) sector strengthen local economies by helping individuals pursue new economic opportunities, and assisting local organizations in successfully implementing community development projects. Learn more >

Environment

Peace Corps Volunteers who serve in the Environment (ENV) sector leave their green fingerprint on the future by teaching environmental awareness and promoting sustainability in local communities. Learn more >