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"Community Development Volunteer"

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Veles (Republic of Macedonia)
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Veles (Republic of Macedonia)
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Positive Outlook
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I worked at Peace Corps full-time (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.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "Lots of opportunities and challenges"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Mokolo, Far North (Cameroon)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Mokolo, Far North (Cameroon)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Both personally and professionally challenging, lots of opportunities for growth, a real learning experience, significant leadership responsibilities, personally rewarding, develop strong personal relationships and lifelong friends

    Cons

    Limited resources and support, some annoying bureaucratic regulations, a lot of luck with regard to posting (country, city, local counterpart and/or supporting organization)

    Advice to Management

    Many, but not all, APDC's seem to lack strong management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize PC goals


  2. "Challenge, Adventure, Awesome, Never experience anything like it."

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    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant in Leova (Moldova)
    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant in Leova (Moldova)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's an adventure of a life time.

    Noncompetitive status only helps if your extremely qualified.

    Cons

    Can get VERY lonely at your permanent site.

    Advice to Management

    Volunteers should be treated like adults.

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