Peace Corps recruitment office returning to UF

Published: October 2 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida International Center has announced the return of a campus-based Peace Corps recruitment office to UF.

UF was awarded a contract Sept. 25 to fund this office, which will renew and strengthen UF’s deep connections with the Peace Corps. The university’s contributions were underlined during a visit by Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet in February 2014. Since the 1960s, more than 1,200 UF alumni have served as volunteers. UF has been a leading provider of volunteers in both the Southeast and nationally, both in total numbers and specialized skill applicants.

With 85 UF graduates now serving throughout the world, officials expect to continue the strong performance and concerted effort to contribute volunteers in specialized skill areas such as agriculture, environment, education and French and Spanish language skills.

The International Center will start the search for a new campus recruiter to staff the office before January 2015. The new recruiter, who must be a returned Peace Corps volunteer, will enhance the current recruitment efforts, support the UF master’s international program in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and use the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers network to inform both the academic community and the general public about volunteer service opportunities and benefits.


Contact: Nargiza Ludgate, 352-273-1531,