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Volunteer in Africa

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Former Employee - PCV in Praia (Cape Verde)
Former Employee - PCV in Praia (Cape Verde)

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

Pros

-Exposure
-Experience you'll never forget
-Freedom to come up with any project you like
-Feeling of having full capability to contribute and make a difference

Cons

-Not enough monitoring of projects
-Needed more involvement from management to ensure volunteers can contribute their best.
-Not sure how helpful it is for your career but at the end of the day, it is what you make of it.

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  1. Amazing training, great health care, good support, but best when left to do my own in the field

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    Current Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Current Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer

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

    Pros

    I had incredible language and cultural training from the Peace Corps at the start of my service. The work as a volunteer changed my life forever as I was able to immerse myself into another culture as a teacher and do great things for the local community

    Cons

    Incredibly bureaucratic , things are slow and once I was in the field I felt their presence in my life was more a detriment to my service than a help.

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  2. Pretty good experience.

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    Current Employee - Rural Community Health Volunteer in Cotonou (Benin)
    Current Employee - Rural Community Health Volunteer in Cotonou (Benin)

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

    Pros

    I would say that the biggest pros about working with the Peace Corps were that it was a great experience, the training was very thorough, there was international travel, and the benefits were great.

    Cons

    The pay was not very high, although that's to be expected and not many people who join the peace corps need a large salary.

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    Provide more programmatic support.

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