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Welcome to Peace Corps Belize


First Peace Corps Class Arrives in Belize in 1962

Peace Corps Belize is one of the longest continuously running Peace Corps programs in the region. Since 1962 more than 1800 volunteers have served throughout the country, primarily at the community level to improve the quality of life of Belizeans. In 2012 Peace Corps Belize celebrated its 50th anniversary and signed a new formal agreement with the Ministry of Health. The Rural Family Health Project was officially launched in 2013 with the arrival of the pioneer Belize Health 1 group.


  • CAPITAL CITY – Belmopan
  • LARGEST CITY – Belize City
  • AREA (KM2) – 22,966 km2
  • POPULATION – 334,297
  • GDP – US$ 2.999 billion
  • CURRENCY – Belize Dollar (BZD)