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Peace Corps, which has more than 3.5 million volunteers in 26 countries, requires that volunteers sign an agreement that states they must wear a peace sign when on missions, according to a statement from the agency.
Volunteers are required to do so while working for a nonprofit organization that helps them fulfill their mission of bringing peace to the world.
The Peace Corps did not respond to a request for comment.
A Peace Corps spokesperson said the agency does not allow tattoos, but that volunteers may do them as part of their volunteer work, including during a visit to the country.
They also may be able to tattoo the peace sign on their back or face.
The agency said it does not require volunteers to wear the sign during their missions and that volunteers are welcome to do it on a business trip.
The agency said they will issue guidelines for the tattooing of the peace symbol once the tattoo has been approved.
Peace Corps officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment from ABC News.
A woman is greeted by volunteers as she waits for her assignment to work in a tent on an encampment near the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 2, 2017.
The Peace Corps is in the middle of a staffing crisis, with a record number of applications for positions falling short of its needs, according the agency’s website.
In November, the agency announced a $1.9 billion hiring freeze.
A spokeswoman for the agency, Karen Hines, said the staffing crisis is due to “a series of unfortunate events.”
The staffing crisis stems from the Trump administration’s decision to reduce funding for the Peace Corp in 2019, Hines said in an email.
The freeze will not impact volunteer recruitment, Hins said.
The budget freeze is a result of the Trump Administration’s plan to eliminate funding for foreign aid programs that provide assistance to countries struggling with poverty and conflict.