Membership of the organization is an exclusive preserve of Nigerian citizens, and is open to all youths, both male and female, irrespective of political and social status, ethnicity, state of origin or religious affiliation.
There are three categories of Membership, namely the Regular Members, the Volunteers Cadre and Student Membership.
In line with the Corp’s objective to positively preoccupy the youths through its job creation initiative for the teeming unemployed youths, a panacea for checking the high rate of youth involvement in crime and social vices, the Corps engages the services of unemployed youths with a minimum academic qualification of Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), and within the ages of 18-35 years.
These youths, who after distinct initial training and orientation are given the status of Peace Officers or Men, are thus entitled to monthly stipends, paid jointly by the organization and the direct beneficiary of their services.
PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS
PCN also has a provision for employed and retired professionals in various fields, to create positive impact in the society by serving as Peace Corps Volunteers, provided such individuals are willing to commit their time, energy, knowledge, experience and other resources towards the advancement of the noble objectives of the Corps. Although their services do not entail remuneration, they are entitled to an Identity Card, Uniform, Kits, T-shirts and Fez-Caps; and when engaged as resource persons during programmes and events, are paid honorarium.
Peace Corps Volunteers are usually posted to work with the citizens at the grassroots, towards peace-building and conflict prevention/mediation, youth mentoring and in improving access to, and the quality of formal education, health education, security and safety consciousness, environmental health, agriculture and food production, community self-help efforts etc.
Enlistment into Peace Corps Volunteer Cadre is also by obtaining a Registration Form from the National Headquarters or any of the State Commands, including the FCT. Peace Corps Volunteers are therefore, expected to serve as Peace Ambassadors in their various fields of professional calling, by mediating between warring factions when the need arises, in accordance with the Multi-Track Disciplinary Approach to Conflict Resolution.
In accordance with the relevant provisions of the constitution of PCN, membership of the organization shall be open to all students of educational institutions, from the secondary to tertiary levels. Membership is on voluntary basis.