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I'm looking for some insight into the daily life of a community health volunteer at Peace Corps!

A day in the life of a volunteer varies depending on your country of service, your sector, and more importantly, the sector in which you serve. For me life as a community health volunteer involves house visits and classes in the high school. I work mainly with those two institutions on two projec...
Day in the Life Volunteer Peace Corps Community Health Government Agency
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How do I prepare for an interview for a Community Health Volunteer position at Peace Corps?

You should prepare for an interview as a Peace Corps volunteer like you would prepare for any other interview. They will send you a list of topics that could be covered and you should go over that and practice responding to those questions. In terms of interviewing for a specific sector you shoul...
Interview Volunteer Peace Corps Community Health Government Agency
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What's a day in the life of a Community Economic Development Volunteer at Peace Corps like?

As a CED volunteer your schedule will likely be largely unregimented. It will be up to you on when and how you do your work. There are many interesting things you can try to work on. You can work closely with your partner organization doing admin stuff – HR, book keeping, that sort of thing. You ...
Community Day in the Life Economics Volunteer Development Peace Corps Community Economic Development Volunteer
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What does the work life of a community health advisor in the Peace Corps look like?

Arriving into country the first few months its about spending time with the locals and getting to know people, the town, language, observation etc. develop relationships and trust. You might give a few educational sessions here and there at the schools or community health clinics. Once you take t...
Day in the Life Advisor Peace Corps Community Health Government Agency
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Care to shed some light on the role of a country desk officer in the Peace Corps?

As a Country Desk Officer you should be able to succeed in changing, ambiguous environments, because no two days are exactly the same! You will want to be organized, flexible, and able to build international teams via email and phone calls. You will work with financial, programmatic, and operatio...
Day in the Life Peace Corps Government Agency Country Desk Officer
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How would you describe the company culture at Peace Corps?

Peace Corps is very focused on each individual and their needs. In my experience, the administration and staff went beyond my expectations to ensure that I was happy and well prepared for my position, healthy and safe.Training and preparation- Once we arrived in country, we experienced a three mo...
Company Culture Peace Corps
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What's an interview for a Community Health and Development Volunteer position at Peace Corps like?

The Peace Corps interview process is an opportunity to both highlight your experience and desire to serve, as well as ask questions you may have to better determine if Peace Corps is the right fit for you. To that end, I recommend thinking through why you want to join the Peace Corps - be it prev...
Interview Volunteer Development Peace Corps Community Health
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I could use some advice before interviewing for a community health advisor position in the Peace Corps!

There are a ton of resources online that offer many of the sample questions that are asked during a Peace Corps interview. The process may have changed since 2014 when I interviewed but the questions were primarily focused on my motivation to serve, skillset and experiences, cultural sensitivity ...
Interview Advisor Peace Corps Community Health Government Agency
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Honestly, is a psychology major helpful for somebody that may take on a community health advisor role in the Peace Corps?

I don't think my psychology major prepared me with much knowledge to be successful as a volunteer. However, it did equip me with the skills to understand context and people. Psychology shows you that everything is on a spectrum and there are many influences to behaviors and development. This was ...
Non-profit Psychology College Major Advisor Peace Corps Community Health
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How do I prepare for an interview for a Community Health Improvement/Saving Mothers Giving Life Volunteer position at Peace Corps?

The Peace Corps website will be your bestfriend when it comes to preparing for the interview. I prepared by looking through the website and the volunteer handbook (which you can find as a PDF through a Google search). While Peace Corps allows you to work in a particular sector, they emphasize the...
Interview Volunteer Peace Corps Community Health Government Agency
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What's a day in the life of a Community Health Improvement Volunteer at Peace Corps like?

Something important to remember about being a Peace Corps volunteer abroad is that you are a volunteer 24/7. It can be as flexible or as rigid as you would like. The Community Health Improvement position is a bit different from the Saving Mothers Giving Life position, as the latter is a specific ...
Day in the Life Volunteer Peace Corps Community Health Government Agency
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Would a public policy major prepare me for going into a Community Health volunteer position at Peace Corps?

Being a Public Policy Major I learned a lot about the policy process and everything that goes into creating policy. Also, I got to take a breadth of classes that allowed me to gain knowledge and experience in many different areas like sociology and economics. But the most important thing that I l...
Non-profit College Major Volunteer Public Policy Peace Corps Community Health
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What does it take to be ready for an interview for an university lecturer position within the Peace Corps?

The preparation for being a university lecturer focused on two different sets of knowledge. The first was knowing how to teach, specifically to a TEFL audience. the Second was learning to operate in the culture you will be teaching in, which in my case was China. This allows you to be culturally ...
Interview Peace Corps Government Agency Lecturer
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How do I prepare for an interview for a Nutrition Volunteer position at Peace Corps?

Basic nutrition education is all that is required for Peace Corps work. Ten weeks of training is provided once you arrive in country. It would be helpful before the interview to learn about some particular foods in the region in which you would like to work. It is also important to understand tha...
Interview Peace Corps Nutrition Nutrition Volunteer
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What's a day in the life of a Nutrition Volunteer at Peace Corps like?

It can vary significantly. I worked on everything from nutrition education to pre-natal counseling to vaccination campaigns, HIV/AIDS education, gardening, to a million other things. Every day was different, challenging, and rewarding. My schedule was flexible. Some days I worked only four hours ...
Day in the Life Peace Corps Nutrition Nutrition Volunteer
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How well did being a Health Science major prepare you for your job as a Community Health Educator at US Peace Corps?

I believe that having a health background was very useful. Peace Corps only works in countries when they are invited by the respective government. As a result, these countries are often in dire need of assistance. Peace Corps Volunteers are often filling in a gap in the county's healthcare system...
Health Science College Major Peace Corps
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If I were to be interviewed for a high school English teacher role in the Peace Corps, what can I do to prepare myself?

Prepare yourself to answer questions about how your skills, experience and interests line up with your potential PC country of service. Be prepared to talk about challenges you have faced and how you have dealt with them. Also be able to discuss how you might adapt to living in a new country surr...
Interview English Teacher Peace Corps High School Government Agency Economic Development
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What's a day in the life of a Health Community Organizer at Peace Corps like?

Life as a Health Community Organizer varies greatly at each location. Your volunteer experience will be much like life- it is what you make it! I spent my days working on vaccination brigades through the Amazon. It involved a lot of hiking, preparation and blisters. When I was not doing that, I w...
Community Day in the Life Peace Corps Health Health Community Organizer
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How do I prepare for an interview for a Community Economic Development Agent position at Peace Corps?

Peace Corps recruiters are very interested in understanding your previous experience of the following:1) International exposure. Do you speak another language? Have you traveled, lived or worked abroad? Are you able to offer concrete examples of times when you have successfully worked cross-cultu...
Interview Peace Corps Economic Development Community Economic Development Agent
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How do I prepare for an interview for a Community Economic Development Volunteer position at Peace Corps?

My interview experience was not stressful at all. My recruiter was a recently returned volunteer and he was very nice and very helpful. The interview itself was pretty straightforward. He just asked several questions and then typed up my answers as we went along. The questions themselves were eas...
Interview Community Volunteer Peace Corps Economic Development Community Economic Development Volunteer
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