There are newer employer reviews for Peace Corps
There are newer employer reviews for Peace Corps

See Most Recent

Unbeatable grassroots development education

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Water and Sanitation Volunteer in Ica (Peru)
Current Employee - Water and Sanitation Volunteer in Ica (Peru)

I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Cultural immersion, learn a new langauge, gain invaluable grassroots development experience as a Volunteer.

Cons

Varies widely depending on your country of service, 2 years away from home

Advice to Management

Less bureacracy

0 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
  1. It was a heck of an experience that pushes in ways you would not have expected.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Oshakati, Oshana (Namibia)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Oshakati, Oshana (Namibia)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great way to learn new things and meet new people
    Very rewarding
    Incredible experience that opens a lot of doors

    Cons

    Sometimes you have zero direction and you have to make your own work (actually this is really a pro, it is just very challenging at times)
    If you are a woman, your challenges may be much greater as some cultures do not share the same views of a woman's role

    Advice to Management

    Do not put volunteers in an unsafe environment


  2. The Hardest Job You'll Even Love

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Village Based Development Volunteer in Apia (Samoa)
    Former Contractor - Village Based Development Volunteer in Apia (Samoa)

    I worked at Peace Corps as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing life experience and the ability to do high level projects within small communities while gaining valuable cross-cultural exchange.

    As a rural based development volunteer, I was able to start a library, do nutrition projects, grant writing for village development projects. I also assisted in the city with a large countrywide AIDS awareness program.

    Cons

    Peace Corps is what you put into it. It's a volunteer experience, so you are not hand-held through the process and expected to find your own place and way.

    Some assignments are more structured than others. In my host country, there were teachers and government assigned work placements and then there was rural based development, where you really were free to make a project. (I loved it, but some had trouble with the lack of structure).

    US based Peace Corps staff are only allowed to work for so many years (5 or 8, can't remember). Therefore there isn't a lot of longevity from them, however host country staff are there for years and years and the greatest resource as far as cultural knowledge.


There are newer employer reviews for Peace Corps
There are newer employer reviews for Peace Corps

See Most Recent

Work at Peace Corps? Share Your Experiences

Peace Corps

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.