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Eye-opening meaningful opportunity

Peace Corps Volunteer (Former Employee) Washington, DC

ProsFirst hand experience with project development, coordination and management
Lots of responsability - sink or swim!
Supervisors are host country nationals!

ConsCommunity buy-in - free-hand out mentality
Sustainability can be ignored in favor of implementing projects - money should come from within not internationally for most types of projects volunteers work with.
PC mission is outdated and does not reflect needs of developing world - goals 2 and 3 happen as a result of living in a community for 2 years.
Many Americans are unaware of what Vols do.

Advice to Senior ManagementPC mission is outdated!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend


    Life-changing experience in Costa Rica

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Peace Corps

    Pros: My time at Peace Corps was the most formative of my life so far. I ended up serving… Cons: This experience is not for everybody. Somebody that requires a lot of direction/supervision would probably not do very… More


    The toughest job you'll ever love

    Agroforestry Extension Agent (Former Employee)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros: It is truly a life-changing experience to live and work in another country. PCVs learn invaluable communication and problem-solving skills that can transfer to any… Cons: A pro and a con - since many PCVs live far from the PC… More

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