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Volunteers work with at-risk youth ages 10 to 25, helping communities develop programs to assist young people. Projects include vocational training, work with street kids, programs for mentally or physically challenged individuals, self-esteem and leadership development activities, income generation, health education, HIV/AIDS education and awareness, life skills development, community organizing, organizational development, training of youth development workers, and stay-in-school programs.
  
The Peace Corps’ '''Medical Clearance System''' (MCS) is responsible for medically
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''If you can offer a more detailed description than this standard description the Peace Corps offers, please feel free to include that so others can get a better idea of what certain work areas consist of.''
screening applicants to ensure that Peace Corps posts are provided with healthy
 
Volunteers who can serve for 27 months without undue disruption. The MCS is one
 
component of the Volunteer Delivery System (VDS), a continuous cycle of Volunteer
 
recruitment, screening, and placement that allows the Peace Corps to deliver healthy,
 
qualified, and suitable Volunteers to host countries.
 
  
Once an applicant is nominated for Peace Corps service, the applicant is sent a Medical
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==Education==
Kit, which includes medical, dental, and reimbursement forms with instructions for
 
completing the forms. The Office of Medical Services Pre-Service Unit is responsible for
 
the MCS and mails all nominated applicants a Medical Kit of medical and dental forms
 
with guidance for completing the required evaluations, tests, x-rays and documentation
 
requests. Instructions to complete the Medical Kit are found in both the “Comprehensive
 
Medical and Dental Package,” a 32-page booklet, and in a customized packet of letters
 
and forms printed from the Expert System.
 
  
Once the Medical Kit is completed by the applicant and the applicant’s examining
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Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline; or an associate's degree and one year of full-time work experience; or no college degree and five years of full-time work experience.
physician, dentist, optometrist, and any specialists, as appropriate, a screening nurse
 
reviews the applicant’s Medical Kit and reaches a determination of medical clearance
 
(QUA), clearance with restrictions (RST), deferral (DFR), or disqualification (MNQ). If
 
an applicant is cleared with restrictions, the Pre-Service Unit works with Office of
 
Volunteer Recruitment and Selection (VRS) and the Peace Corps post to ensure that the
 
applicant is sent to a post with reasonable accommodations for the applicant’s medical
 
condition(s). If an applicant is medically disqualified, he or she can appeal the decision
 
by submitting new information to the Screening Review Board.
 
  
==Program Evaluation Report==
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==Experience==
  
[http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/FOIAdocs/MCSIG0808E.pdf Program Evaluation Report:  Peace Corps’ Medical Clearance System] March 2008
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Applicants must have at least six months of full-time work experience with at-risk youth in areas such as designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs; coordinating volunteers; writing grants; teaching; and counseling. Previous work experience in an urban environment is not required, but is highly desirable.
  
''(Note: All documents were obtained from Peace Corps, by request, using the [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=pchq.policies.foia Freedom of Information Act] and are in public domain)''
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Alternatively, applicants may have experience in physical education coupled with three months of experience working with at-risk youth.
  
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Other relevant experience includes a sincere desire to work with youth; conflict resolution or mediation skills; HIV/AIDS counseling or awareness training; and experience in fundraising, coaching, working with physically or mentally disabled youth, in arts and music, and with AmeriCorps or the YMCA.
  
==See Also==
 
[[Inspector General Reports]]<br>
 
[[Early Termination]]
 
  
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==Statistics==
  
[[Category:FOIA Documents]]
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[[Category:Medical]]
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<b>[[Youth Outreach]] and [[Community Development]]</b> currently represents <b>17%</b> of the volunteer jobs, with a breakdown by subsector being:<br>
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[[Youth Development]]: 5%<br>
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[[Community Development]]: 12%<br>
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[[Construction and Skilled Trades]]: 0.5%<br>
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By location:<br>
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[[Youth Outreach | Youth]] and [[Community Development | Community Development Volunteers]]<br>
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<b>38%</b> are in [[Africa]]<br>
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<b>24%</b> are in [[Latin America]]<br>
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<b>17%</b> are in [[Eastern Europe and Central Asia]]<br>
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<b>11%</b> are in [[The Caribbean]]<br>
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<b>5%</b> are in [[Asia]]<br>
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<b>3%</b> are in [[North Africa and the Middle East]]<br>
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<b>1%</b> are in the [[Pacific Islands]]<br>
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==Youth Fund==
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In communities that face very basic struggles, the specific needs of children and young adults often go unaddressed. Peace Corps Volunteers work with local youths to improve their education opportunities, make them aware of health and cultural issues they will face, and engage them in activities that will help them grow. [https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=SPF-YTH Contributions to this fund] will help Volunteer and community projects such as camps, recreation centers, and after school clubs and sports.
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==External Links==
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[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatvol.edu_youth.youth Youth Outreach] Official US Peace Corps Website

Latest revision as of 12:15, 23 August 2016

Volunteers work with at-risk youth ages 10 to 25, helping communities develop programs to assist young people. Projects include vocational training, work with street kids, programs for mentally or physically challenged individuals, self-esteem and leadership development activities, income generation, health education, HIV/AIDS education and awareness, life skills development, community organizing, organizational development, training of youth development workers, and stay-in-school programs.

If you can offer a more detailed description than this standard description the Peace Corps offers, please feel free to include that so others can get a better idea of what certain work areas consist of.

Education

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline; or an associate's degree and one year of full-time work experience; or no college degree and five years of full-time work experience.

Experience

Applicants must have at least six months of full-time work experience with at-risk youth in areas such as designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs; coordinating volunteers; writing grants; teaching; and counseling. Previous work experience in an urban environment is not required, but is highly desirable.

Alternatively, applicants may have experience in physical education coupled with three months of experience working with at-risk youth.

Other relevant experience includes a sincere desire to work with youth; conflict resolution or mediation skills; HIV/AIDS counseling or awareness training; and experience in fundraising, coaching, working with physically or mentally disabled youth, in arts and music, and with AmeriCorps or the YMCA.


Statistics

Youth Outreach and Community Development currently represents 17% of the volunteer jobs, with a breakdown by subsector being:
Youth Development: 5%
Community Development: 12%
Construction and Skilled Trades: 0.5%

By location:
Youth and Community Development Volunteers
38% are in Africa
24% are in Latin America
17% are in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
11% are in The Caribbean
5% are in Asia
3% are in North Africa and the Middle East
1% are in the Pacific Islands

Youth Fund

In communities that face very basic struggles, the specific needs of children and young adults often go unaddressed. Peace Corps Volunteers work with local youths to improve their education opportunities, make them aware of health and cultural issues they will face, and engage them in activities that will help them grow. Contributions to this fund will help Volunteer and community projects such as camps, recreation centers, and after school clubs and sports.

External Links

Youth Outreach Official US Peace Corps Website