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Former Employee - Community Development Voluneer
Former Employee - Community Development Voluneer

I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Meeting people from different cultures.

Cons

Not knowing what you will be doing, but that it expected.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the concerns from PCV's in the field.

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    It's what you make of it.

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

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Independence in most situations to start programs that address community needs. Ability to live and integrate abroad.

    Cons

    The relationships with site organizations seem to take precedence over volunteer compatibility.

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    Therapeutic counseling is needed for volunteers as many of the more difficult challenges are psychological. Administrators should be trained more often.

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    Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
    Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provides you good field experience if you are interested in a future career in development. You are able to experience a country, culture, language like most others in the world will never experience.

    Cons

    The experience can be very lonely, isolating, and hence challenging at times. The lack of amenities can mean you are exposed to extreme heat (in my case, in the desert of Africa) that can make you vulnerable to illness and health issues. Very low pay.

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