Q1. Is there an age limit to being a member of the Peace Corps of Nigeria?

Yes, the age limit is 18-35 years.

Q2. Can a couple be members of the PCN at the same time and place?

A couple cannot be Regular Members of PCN at the same time, however, one partner may serve as a Volunteer Member, while the other serves as a Regular Member.

Q3. Do I need a college degree to register as a member?

No, the minimum academic qualification for Regular Members is Senior School Certificate Education (SSCE) or its equivalent.

Q4. What is the minimum qualification for intending Volunteers?

A4. Minimum qualification is Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), but we encourage persons with higher academic qualifications, track-record of achievements and several years of work experience to apply.

Q5. What are the criteria for membership?

Members must be bonafide citizens of Nigeria irrespective of political and social status, ethnicity, State of origin or religious affiliation; must be within the age bracket of 18-35 years for Regular Members; must be physically fit; must not have been convicted of a criminal offence by a Court of competent jurisdiction; must possess minimum academic qualification of SSCE.

Q6. Are there benefits of being a member of the Peace Corps of Nigeria?

Yes. Regular Members are entitled to monthly stipends, jointly paid by the organization and the direct beneficiary of their services. Although, Volunteers are not entitled to monthly remunerations, they are however paid honorarium when engaged as resource persons during programmes and events, including benefits of career exposure and advancement.

Q7. Will I be posted outside my State of Origin in the course of volunteering for the Peace Corps?

Peace Corps Regular Members could be posted to any state of the Federation as their service may be required. However, Volunteers are usually not posted outside their states of origin or residence, except upon their request.

Q8. How do I check for the status of my application?

Visit the Peace Corps Command (See locations here) where you applied, or call the numbers displayed here for the required information.

Q9. Are intending members subjected to compulsory medical evaluations for fitness?

Yes, they are.

Q10. Does the Peace Corps of Nigeria support the families of their members or volunteers who die in active service?


Q11. Is there a retirement age for members of the Peace Corps, or is the membership for life?

The retirement age for Regular Members is 65 years. Upon attainment of the retirement age, Regular Members may convert to Volunteers. There is however, no age limit for volunteers.

Q12. How does the PCN get funding for its activities and projects?

Donations from Local and International Donor Agencies; Grants for Specific Projects; Subventions from Governments and Private Corporations; Enlistments Fee; Identity Card Fees; Weekly Development Fee by Members; Camp Fees; Gifts and Bequests.

Q13. Does the Peace Corps of Nigeria provide employment for its members and volunteers?

Yes, it does.

Q14. Are Peace Corps Volunteers entitled to Uniforms?

Yes, volunteers are entitled to uniforms and kits, as well as other rights and privileges.

Q15. Are the uniforms for Volunteers free?

No, they are paid for, but at a highly subsidized rate.