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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)
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "Peace Corps Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
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    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for independent and self-motivated individuals. Great opportunity to really get to know another country/culture.

    Cons

    Less good for those who need lots of structure and direction. I didn't have great support for finding jobs or other opportunities when I finished my time.


  2. "First love-hate relationship with a job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Awesome volunteers and staff
    Language and cultural training
    Skill development, especially in implementing projects and writing grants
    Experience you can't get back at home
    2 years is a very good window of time

    Cons

    Security issues in country
    Strict rules can feel stifling
    Culture shock
    Cannot choose placement of country or site


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