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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer  in  Veles (Republic of Macedonia)
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Veles (Republic of Macedonia)

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

Pros

I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, not employee, and it was great. If you have ever thought about joining I would wholeheartedly recommend it. You have enough autonomy to work on projects that interest you but are given a base to build from by Peace Corps.

Cons

27 months is a long time commitment but in the end it is worth it and I think that it takes that long to really hit your stride.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1.  

    A great-if difficult--experience

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Bashtanka (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Bashtanka (Ukraine)

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

    Pros

    Service in the Peace Corps allows you to gain a relatively deep understanding of life in a less-resourced country and, as an overall intense experience, can spur tremendous personal and professional growth. Peace Corps provides a time-tested, well-developed (but admittedly imperfect) operational and social support structure for doing this.

    Cons

    It isn't always easy--often far from it, in fact--adapting simultaneously to an alien culture and language and job, far from family and friends at home and, once you finish your 3-month training and set off to your permanent site, far (to a greater or lesser degree depending on your country) from your fellow volunteers.

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    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging, yet fulfilling if you keep an open mind about the experience

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    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor  in  Lilongwe (Malawi)
    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)

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

    Pros

    - Comprehensive and thorough training of the culture and language of your host country post
    - Access to a vault of technical tools to assist you in your work
    - Minimal supervision to allow independence for work

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy of protocols when applying for grants to fund projects
    - Lack of consistent monitoring for the well-being of the volunteer
    - Imperfect ability to match the skill set of the volunteer with the needs of the community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competent trainings for the local staff to work efficiently with Peace Corps protocols

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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