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== Week of March 28th 2010 ==
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'''[[Volunteers Supporting Volunteers]]''' (VSV) is a group of [[China]] PCVs who make themselves available to speak confidentially with volunteers who may be feeling stress with their assignment, relationships, or daily living in China.
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We seek to develop a climate of helping among PCVs to ensure that everyone feels supported, everyone has someone to talk to, and everyone understands what resources are available for them. If you are a current volunteer or have been invited to volunteer in China, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns (pcchina.vsv at gmail.com).
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== Week of October 26th 2008 ==
== Week of October 26th 2008 ==

Revision as of 13:09, 4 April 2010


Contents

Week of March 28th 2010

"Did You Know?":
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Week of March 28th 2010

Volunteers Supporting Volunteers (VSV) is a group of China PCVs who make themselves available to speak confidentially with volunteers who may be feeling stress with their assignment, relationships, or daily living in China.

We seek to develop a climate of helping among PCVs to ensure that everyone feels supported, everyone has someone to talk to, and everyone understands what resources are available for them. If you are a current volunteer or have been invited to volunteer in China, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns (pcchina.vsv at gmail.com).


Week of October 26th 2008

PeaceCorps2 Yahoo Group
  • "An online Peace Corps community"
  • 5,000+ members
PeaceCorps Folks LiveJournal Community
  • "Life is calling."
PC Couples Yahoo Group
  • "Peace Corps for Couples"
  • ~300 members
PC4 Women LiveJournal Group
  • "Peace Corps for Women"
  • ~400 members
LGBT PC Yahoo Group
  • "Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and friends of the Peace Corps."
  • ~400 members

Week of September 11th 2008

Out of 100 Applicants, Trainees, or Volunteers - how many reach different stages of the Peace Corps process; from Application to Completion of Service

Peace Corps keeps track of the average number of applicants / volunteers that make it to different stages of the application process or their volunteer service. The chart above shows that out of 100 Applicants, Trainees, or Volunteers - how many reach different stages of the Peace Corps process; from Application to Completion of Service

Example:

  • Out of 100 Applicants, 42 receive an invitation to serve
  • Out of 100 volunteers who swear in, 76 COS two years later.


The blue is exact while the red is estimated by the resignation rate, which make up 79% of all ETs

Interviews: Some applicants are retired due to non-receipt of references. Others are not nominated for skill suitability reasons.
Nominations: Some nominees are retired due to poor references.
Invitations: Some invitees decline, are medically disqualified or have been invited to programs which cancel.

At any stage the applicant / trainee / volunteer can withdraw or resign on their own for any reason.

The full file can be downloaded here http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/reports/Out-of-100.xls .

The Peace Corps is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, including provisions of the Act providing individuals with the right to request records created by the Peace Corps and other federal agencies.

Week of September 7th 2008

A graphical illustration of the Peace Corps budget and expenditures

The Peace Corps Budget can be broken down into four program operations:

  1. Agency Administration
  2. Overseas Operational Management
  3. Overseas Operational Support, and
  4. Third Goal Programs.



Inspired by the Wall Stats website Cape Verde PCV Brian Newhouse created the following chart to better visualize the overall Peace Corps budget and expenditures.

The Peace Corps is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, including provisions of the Act providing individuals with the right to request records created by the Peace Corps and other federal agencies.


Week of August 24th 2008

The Peace Corps’ Medical Clearance System(MCS) is responsible for medically 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.

















Week of August 6th 2008

The Safety of the Volunteer is an annual report published by the Crime Statistics and Analysis Unit of the Peace Corps Office of Safety and Security. The wiki article contains documents that were requested from Peace Corps, via the FOIA, and are therefore in public domain.The most current report available is The Safety of the Volunteer 2006.

For more past reports Click Here


The Peace Corps is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, including provisions of the Act providing individuals with the right to request records created by the Peace Corps and other federal agencies.




Week of July 6th 2008

The Peace Corps 2 Yahoo Group has been helping link and answer questions for perspective, current, and returned PC volunteers for several years. Failed to load RSS feed from http://rss.groups.yahoo.com/group/peacecorps2/rss!


Week of May 25th 2008

http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/MarathonSmall.JPG What does the Chicago Marathon have to do with Early Terminations in the Peace Corps?

Read the Analogy given in the Introduction of the report Early Termination in the Peace Corps to find out...(more...)


Week of April 20th 2008

http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/thumb/Inspector.JPG/100px-Inspector.JPG
The Office of Inspector General is in charge of evaluating and auditing the performance of each country post. These reports include a review of Volunteer assignments, the appropriateness of their site placements, the quality of their training, the quality of the support provided to them, their safety and security, and the adequacy of the post’s staffing and logistical infrastructure to manage the program (more...)

Week of April 13th 2008

HistoricalET2004.JPG

There are different ways of measuring Early Termination rates, both currently and historically. If you look back over the life of the Peace Corps the current ET rate is much lower than during the late 1960s to early 1970s. (more...)
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