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"Open Peace Corps Response to public and cancel 27-month aimless volunteer stints"

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Great cultural & language immersion

Cons

Medical staff does not care about you; Peace Corps is solely concerned with their own reputation and image; Staff does not support volunteers; Medical issues back in the states are a much bigger issue -- Staff in DC is not timely and they make it really difficult to get reimbursed or even get in to see a specialist

Advice to Management

Assign jobs before volunteers are deployed (NOT once they are in-country); Hire better & knowledgable medical staff; Cancel Peace Corps and open Response type work to the public

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "Eye opening, life changing, inspirational."

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Lima, Arequipa (Peru)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Lima, Arequipa (Peru)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meeting amazing people from around the world. Immerse yourself in another culture and master a new language. Help others. Build connections. Any challenge you face in the "working world" will be easy compared to this. Learn to value what you have. Have an adventure. Travel around the country you are working for. A sense of satisfaction. Amazing photos and stories to share with those back home. You will be connected to Peace Corps, other volunteers, and people in your host country for the rest of your life.

    Cons

    Possibility of tough and rough living conditions. Adjustment can take a while. Health problems at times. The slow pace of life and indifference to promptness/time can be frustrating at times, especially when you have a project to complete.


  2. "Changing lives through partnership, people and programs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Mission, focus, impact, great team work

    Cons

    ups and downs of government funding

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