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The toughest job you'll ever, er, tolerate.

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in San Joaquín, Guanacaste (Costa Rica)
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in San Joaquín, Guanacaste (Costa Rica)

I worked at Peace Corps

Pros

-Gives you unparalleled insights into another culture.
- I made a lot of friends (host country nationals and other volunteers).
- Allowed me to travel around Central America.

Cons

-I didn't feel like my site was adequately vetted before I got there.
-Lack of clear job or mission.
-Unsupported by PC staff when I had problems at my site.
-The blame the volunteer mentality demonstrated by most of the staff.
-Extremely rigid rules.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a better job of vetting sites and defining a volunteer's role before they get to their sites.
Create a more supportive atmosphere for solving volunteer problems.
Realize that most volunteer "bad behavior" is caused by the extreme stress we are confronted with.

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    Great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros

    You get International Experience.
    The benefits as a volunteer is amazing!
    You join a great network of great, socially minded people.
    You get to experience working in a place where you get to use your initiative a lot.

    Cons

    You are away from your family for two years which can be quite difficult to adjust to.
    You must be able to live and work in a developing country.

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    Peace Corps service was difficult but rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor
    Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros

    Peace Corps is the ultimate work environment for a self-starter. After two months of training, you're on your own, living in a village or town. It is up to you to forge your own path and make your service what you want it to be. You could have some very rewarding experiences, being able to help host country nationals and make a real impact on their lives.

    Cons

    It is up to you to make your Peace Corps service rewarding. You could coast through and get nothing out of your service, at the detriment of yourself and the community you were assigned to work in. Peace Corps is not for the timid or faint of heart- it is a tough assignment, and not everyone makes it through two years.

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