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It is great to volunteer with Peace Corps!

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Former Employee - Volunteer
Former Employee - Volunteer

I worked at Peace Corps

Pros

My work was meaningful and not stressful. I made great relationships and had wonderful experiences.

Cons

Development work is not easy in general, and it can be lonely.

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I think that you could improve training for technical knowledge.

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    I got more out of the Peace Corps experience than I put in.

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    Former Employee - Community Economic Developer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Community Economic Developer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros

    It's a wondeful opportunity to use your imagination to create positive change in underserved areas.

    Cons

    Well it varies depending on which region you are assigned to but for me the isolation was the most difficult part of being a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was stationed in Azerbaijan but was unable to indicate that b/c this website doesn't give that as an option. They do have neighboring Armenia though which is smaller in most counts than Azerbaijan so I don't understand why it's not listed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a website for Peace Corps Volunteers to collaborate with each other instead of "reinventing the wheel" each time.

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    Peace Corps - Being a PCV Is Great - Working at HQ Can Be an Less Great

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    Current Employee - Country Desk Officer
    Current Employee - Country Desk Officer

    I have been working at Peace Corps

    Pros

    The mission of the agency is in theory well-intentioned. The line workers at the agency headquarters are usually nice people, mostly RPCVs.

    Cons

    Management positions are largely political appointees (there are nearly thirty of them).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate some of the ancient practices at HQ (some things seem to be based on processes defined in the 1960s and 70s).

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