Peace Corps may be "the toughest job you'll ever love" but you don't always have to learn that the hard way. 

This is the handbook we wish someone would have given us, something no one has provided before: a companion book that allows you to learn from the experiences of outstanding Volunteers and catalog your own experience from the very beginning of your service to the end. This is a guide and journal in an easy-to-use and easy-to-write-in handbook designed to be with you before you join, while you serve and after you come back from your Peace Corps experience. 

In addition to all the wonderful digital resources out there for Peace Corps Volunteers we think there is still something special about reading a good book with a pen in your hand, ready to add your thoughts and make it your own. Everyone's service is personal and unique, which guarantees no two handbooks will ever be the same. Your name goes on the front cover because it's yours. Right now the Unofficial Handbook includes seven sections, with more to come in the future...
  • Applying to Peace Corps
  • Preparing for Peace Corps
  • Training for Peace Corps
  • Your First Year
  • Your Second Year
  • Returning to America
  • Helpful Resources

The Unofficial Peace Corps Volunteer Handbook is also part of a family of resources at World Changing Guides including the worldwide online course Peace Corps 101!