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"Well supported as a volunteer while accomplishing sustainable development goals"

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

Pros

Excellent volunteer support in every aspect including health, mental, and administrative. I received the best medical care of my life.

Cons

Pay as a volunteer is abysmal and I did not receive a pay raise my entire 2 years of service, despite filling out several living allowance surveys and obvious signs of incredible cost of living increases in the country. Stipend was not enough to live on and I had to support myself with outside funding.

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  1. "Stressful Environment of Office of Budget Analysis"

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    Former Intern - Office Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Office Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Work with lots of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are passionate about their experiences, and always have a good story to tell.
    -Some cool special events and guest speakers from local and international government officials.

    Cons

    -Extremely stressful government position dealing with possible furloughs and constantly shrinking budget
    -Stale environment on financial floor

    Advice to Management

    Other offices seem to have a lot more fun, but in OBA it was extremely boring, uninteresting and stressful.


  2. "The toughest job you'll ever love"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Tremendous potential for personal and professional growth. There can be a lot of flexibility in the projects you are able to engage in during your service. NCE status for one year after you finish your service. International, cross-cultural, and language immersion experience, as well as the potential for leadership/capacity building/teaching experience.

    Cons

    The Peace Corps benefits innovative thinkers and self-starters most. Due to the diversity of each country/region/town placement, there is no blanket training that the country offices are able to provide that fully prepare you for a specific job or task. It is not a guarantee to be able to walk away from your volunteer experience with a lot of deliverables or concrete impact analysis.

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