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"I was a health volunteer in Zambia."

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Kawambwa (Zambia)
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Kawambwa (Zambia)

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

Pros

Peace Corps is a truly unique experience. Their approach to development is unlike any other organization and provides its volunteers with an opportunity to experience development from the grassroots level. It sounds cliche, but if you are ready and committed to it, the experience will change your life and your perspective on the world.

Cons

The management and quality of support varies significantly by country. They country offices can be short-staffed, making it difficult for volunteers to get all the support they feel they need. However if it is truly an emergency situation, the in-country staff are there for you.

Advice to Management

Volunteer support should be a priority.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "Volunteer experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The experience of living in another country and culture is great. I retired early in order to have other experiences while I am still young enough. I am glad I took the chance.

    Cons

    Working in another culture can be frustrating. They say you need to be flexible to be successful in PC, and they are right!

    Advice to Management

    Countries are different. Cookie cutter policies can be problematic. Allow country directors more freedom to set policy.


  2. "This was a very rewarding experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This was a life changing experience

    Cons

    adjusting to life in a new country can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    there is not any advice I could think of


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