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"The toughest job you'll ever love"

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Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent
Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent

I worked at Peace Corps full-time (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 job after service.

Also, I love the Third Goal of the mission statement - "Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans." Because of this, PC service is never really finished.

Cons

A pro and a con - since many PCVs live far from the PC offices, they receive little support from PC staff. This requires PCVs to develop self-motivation skills.

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  1. "It truly is the toughest job you'll ever love."

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Learn a new language, live in a new culture, be challenged to solve problems in ways you never expected. Service in a small village in southern Mali, but Glassdoor doesn't even have Bamako as an option for location.

    Cons

    It can be lonely. There will be challenges: communication, plumbing, and transportation come to mind.


  2. "Eye-opening meaningful opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Community 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    PC mission is outdated and does not reflect needs of developing world - goals 2 and 3 happen as a result of living in a community for 2 years.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 Management

    PC mission is outdated!

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