Statistical Profile of Peace Corps Response Volunteers as of 9.30.13

In 2010, Peace Corps opened up the Peace Corps Volunteer Response Program to professionals who had never served in the Peace Corps.  Previously, the program had been designed to allow  only RPCVs to accept short term assignments with the Peace Corps to utilize the expertise they had gained through their Peace Corps service.

Facts to note in this profile about the Peace Corps Response Program:

1) The total of Peace Corps Response applications for 2013 was 2631, actual applicants were 1506. There were 184 Peace Corps Response Volunteers, serving on September 30, 2013.

Here is the chart showing these numbers:

-2012 to April 2014, 14-0213_-_responsive_material_-_fy12_fy13_fy14-

2) It is very difficult to get detailed demographic data from Peace Corps. These statistics are already a year old.  It is not possible to know how many of the 1506 applicants documented in 2013 went on to serve in 2014.

3) My assumption is that the total number of Peace Corps Response Volunteers does include the 30 Global Health Service Volunteers, nurses and doctors who are medical educators.

4) Of the 184 PC Response Volunteers,  148 are RPCVs. I find this very encouraging. The character of the program remained dominated by the experience and values of RPCVs, at least at the end of fiscal year 2013.

Here is the profile:  Please excuse the slightly off center match between category and number.

Age group Count of PCRV
20-29

58

30-39

57

40-49

13

50-59

15

60-69

30

70-79

11

Grand Total

184

Sex Count of PCRV
F

112

M

72

Grand Total

184

Ethnic code Count of PCRV
Asian or Pacific Islander

8

Black or African-American

11

Hispanic or Latino

2

No ethnicity reported

20

Two or more races

1

White

142

Grand Total

184

RPCV Status Count of PCRV
RPCV

148

Non-RPCV

36

Grand Total

184

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