We recently hosted a visit from identical twin sisters who came to San Francisco to celebrate the 50th reunion of fellow Peace Corps volunteers who had worked in Africa in the early days of this legendary organization. While volunteers total 6,800, the Peace Corp has almost 17,000 applicants for roughly 3,500 annual openings for two-year stints overseas. Why not take them all and spread that much more good will around the world? Budget restraints. The Peace Corps is allocated just $380 million which works out to about $50,000 per volunteer.