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==Week of July 12th 2010==
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|[[File:Dplock-2.jpg|100px|link=Category:FOIA Documents]]
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|'''[[FOIA|Freedom of Information Act for the Peace Corps]]'''<br>
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Peace Corps is subject to [[FOIA]] see a list of wiki user requests, try it yourself by [[Submitting a FOIA request]].
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==Week of July 4th 2010==
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|[[File:Reform_Plan_Ludlam_Hirschoff screen shot.jpg|180px|link=Reform_Plan_Ludlam_Hirschoff]]
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|'''[[Reform_Plan_Ludlam_Hirschoff|Reform Plans Compared]]'''<br>
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Peace Corps just published its [[Comprehensive_Agency_Assessment_June_2010|Comprehensive Agency Assessment June 2010]]. Compare this with the [[Reform_Plan_Ludlam_Hirschoff|Reform Plan by Ludlam & Hirschoff]].
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==Week of June 20th 2010==
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|'''[[Model|Early Termination Probabilistic model]]'''<br>
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Probabilistic model that generates estimates of the Rate of [[Early Termination]] in a group based based on '''two''' given variables.
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<small>[[Previous_did_you_know%3F|more....]]</small>
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==Week of June 6th 2010==
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'''[[Application Timelines]]'''<br>Inspired by the post [http://micelle.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/an-analysis-of-peace-corps-timelines/ An Analysis of Peace Corps Timelines] which made the graph shown below, a list of close to 150 known [[applicant timelines]] from [[2005]] to the present.  <br>
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[[File:PCTimelineChart.gif|180px|link=Application_Timelines]]<br>
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<small>[[Previous_did_you_know%3F|more....]]</small>
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==Week of May 23th 2010==
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'''''[[Calculator|Placement Calculator]] Know your region? Know your sector?'''''.... Select a region and sector to see the number, and percentage, of volunteers within that region with that job sector. ''Example: In 2009 there were 383 'Education' volunteers in 'Asia', of which 110 of them (29%) were in China.'' This can also be used as a GUIDE to where future Applicants may be placed.
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==Week of May 9th 2010 ==
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'''[[Volunteers Supporting Volunteers]]'''(VSV)  continues to evolve into an excellent user generated resource developed by [[China]] PCVs with check out [[Packing List from China Volunteers Perspective]] compared to [[Packing list for China]]. VSV make themselves available to speak confidentially with volunteers who may be feeling stress with their assignment, relationships, or daily living in [[China]]. If you are a current volunteer or have been invited to volunteer in [[China]], feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns (pcchina.vsv at gmail.com). '''''Highlighted for the fourth week in a row!'''''
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==Week of May 2nd 2010 ==
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'''[[Volunteers Supporting Volunteers]]'''(VSV)  continues to evolve into an excellent user generated resource developed by [[China]] PCVs with check out [[Anecdotes_from_China_PCVs]]. VSV make themselves available to speak confidentially with volunteers who may be feeling stress with their assignment, relationships, or daily living in [[China]]. If you are a current volunteer or have been invited to volunteer in [[China]], feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns (pcchina.vsv at gmail.com). '''''Highlighted for the third week in a row!'''''
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==Week of April 25th 2010 ==
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'''[[Volunteers Supporting Volunteers]]'''(VSV) continues to evolve into an excellent user generated resource developed by [[China]] PCVs with their latest page on [[Female_volunteer's_perspective|Being a Female Volunteer in China]]. They make themselves available to speak confidentially with volunteers who may be feeling stress with their assignment, relationships, or daily living in [[China]]. If you are a current volunteer or have been invited to volunteer in [[China]], feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns (pcchina.vsv at gmail.com).
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==Week of April 18th 2010 ==
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An excellent resource for [[China]] PCVs is '''[[Volunteers Supporting Volunteers]]'''(VSV) a group of  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 April 11th 2010 ==
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'''[[Blogger]]'''  Show volunteers' stories of your favorite [[country]] in real-time right on your own blog! Including:
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* Currently serving volunteers
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* Applicants
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* Peace Corps Projects
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<small>([http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Blogger#Examples see here for examples])</small>
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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 ==
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{|
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| [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peacecorps2/ '''PeaceCorps2 Yahoo Group''']
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* "An online Peace Corps community"
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* ''5,000+ members''
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| [http://community.livejournal.com/peacecorpsfolks/ '''PeaceCorps Folks LiveJournal Community''']
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* "Life is calling."
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| [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pc_couples/ '''PC Couples Yahoo Group''']
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* "Peace Corps for Couples"
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* ''~300 members''
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| [http://community.livejournal.com/pc4women/ '''PC4 Women LiveJournal Group''']
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* "Peace Corps for Women"
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* ''~400 members''
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| [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lgbrpcv/ '''LGBT PC Yahoo Group''']
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* "Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and friends of the Peace Corps."
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* ''~400 members''
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* [http://www.rpcv.org/ '''National Peace Corps Association''']
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* [http://www.minoritypca.org/ '''Minority Peace Corps Association''']
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* [http://www.lgbrpcv.org/ '''LGBT US Peace Corps Alumni''']
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* [http://www.thirdgoal.com/ '''Third Goal''']
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* [http://www.peacecorpsonline.org/ '''Peacecorps Online''']
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== Week of September 11th 2008 ==
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[[Image:outof100.JPG|center|thumb|200px| Out of 100 Applicants, Trainees, or Volunteers - how many reach different stages of the Peace Corps process; from Application to Completion of Service ]]
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[http://www.peacecorps.gov 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<br><br>'''Example:'''<br>
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* '''Out of 100 Applicants, 42 receive an invitation to serve'''<br>
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* '''Out of 100 volunteers who swear in, 76 COS two years later.'''
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''The blue is exact while the red is estimated by the resignation rate, which make up 79% of all ETs''
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'''Interviews:''' Some applicants are retired due to non-receipt of references. Others are not nominated for skill suitability reasons.<br>
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'''Nominations:''' Some nominees are retired due to poor references.<br>
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'''Invitations:''' Some invitees decline, are medically disqualified or have been invited to programs which cancel.<br><br>
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'''''At any stage the applicant / trainee / volunteer can withdraw or resign on their own for any reason.'''''
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The full file can be downloaded here http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/reports/Out-of-100.xls  . 
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''The Peace Corps is subject to the [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=pchq.policies.foia 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.''
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== Week of September 7th 2008 ==
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[[Image:pcbudget.jpg|left|thumb|200px|A graphical illustration of the Peace Corps budget and expenditures]]
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The [http://www.peacecorps.gov Peace Corps] Budget can be broken down into four program operations: <br>
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#Agency Administration
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#Overseas Operational Management
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#Third Goal Programs.
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Inspired by the [http://www.wallstats.com/ Wall Stats] website [[Cape Verde]] '''PCV''' '''[http://globetrottr.blogspot.com/ Brian Newhouse]''' created the following chart to better visualize the overall Peace Corps budget and expenditures.
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''The Peace Corps is subject to the [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=pchq.policies.foia 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.''
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== Week of August 24th 2008 ==
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[[Image:MedClearanceSysMarch2008.JPG|left|thumb|200px|Cover page for [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/FOIAdocs/MCSIG0808E.pdf Program Evaluation Report:  Peace Corps’ Medical Clearance System March 2008] ]]
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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,
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== Week of August 6th 2008 ==
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[[Image:SOV_cover.JPG|left|thumb|100px|Cover page for [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/FOIAdocs/SOV2006.pdf The Safety of the Volunteer '''2006'''] ]]
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'''''[[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 [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/FOIAdocs/SOV2006.pdf The Safety of the Volunteer '''2006.''']
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For more past reports [[The_Safety_of_the_Volunteer#Past_Reports|''Click Here'']]
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''The Peace Corps is subject to the [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=pchq.policies.foia 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.''
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== Week of July 6th 2008 ==
== Week of July 6th 2008 ==
The [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peacecorps2/ Peace Corps 2 Yahoo Group] has been helping link and answer questions for perspective, current, and returned PC volunteers for several years.
The [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peacecorps2/ Peace Corps 2 Yahoo Group] has been helping link and answer questions for perspective, current, and returned PC volunteers for several years.

Latest revision as of 05:03, 13 July 2010

Contents

[edit] Week of July 12th 2010

Dplock-2.jpg
Freedom of Information Act for the Peace Corps

Peace Corps is subject to FOIA see a list of wiki user requests, try it yourself by Submitting a FOIA request.

[edit] Week of July 4th 2010

Reform Plan Ludlam Hirschoff screen shot.jpg
Reform Plans Compared

Peace Corps just published its Comprehensive Agency Assessment June 2010. Compare this with the Reform Plan by Ludlam & Hirschoff.


[edit] Week of June 20th 2010

ETModel.jpg Early Termination Probabilistic model

Probabilistic model that generates estimates of the Rate of Early Termination in a group based based on two given variables.

more....

[edit] Week of June 6th 2010

Application Timelines
Inspired by the post An Analysis of Peace Corps Timelines which made the graph shown below, a list of close to 150 known applicant timelines from 2005 to the present.
PCTimelineChart.gif
more....

[edit] Week of May 23th 2010

Placement Calculator Know your region? Know your sector?.... Select a region and sector to see the number, and percentage, of volunteers within that region with that job sector. Example: In 2009 there were 383 'Education' volunteers in 'Asia', of which 110 of them (29%) were in China. This can also be used as a GUIDE to where future Applicants may be placed.

[edit] Week of May 9th 2010

Volunteers Supporting Volunteers(VSV) continues to evolve into an excellent user generated resource developed by China PCVs with check out Packing List from China Volunteers Perspective compared to Packing list for China. VSV make themselves available to speak confidentially with volunteers who may be feeling stress with their assignment, relationships, or daily living in China. If you are a current volunteer or have been invited to volunteer in China, feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns (pcchina.vsv at gmail.com). Highlighted for the fourth week in a row!

[edit] Week of May 2nd 2010

Volunteers Supporting Volunteers(VSV) continues to evolve into an excellent user generated resource developed by China PCVs with check out Anecdotes_from_China_PCVs. VSV make themselves available to speak confidentially with volunteers who may be feeling stress with their assignment, relationships, or daily living in China. If you are a current volunteer or have been invited to volunteer in China, feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns (pcchina.vsv at gmail.com). Highlighted for the third week in a row!


[edit] Week of April 25th 2010

Volunteers Supporting Volunteers(VSV) continues to evolve into an excellent user generated resource developed by China PCVs with their latest page on Being a Female Volunteer in China. They make themselves available to speak confidentially with volunteers who may be feeling stress with their assignment, relationships, or daily living in China. If you are a current volunteer or have been invited to volunteer in China, feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns (pcchina.vsv at gmail.com).


[edit] Week of April 18th 2010

An excellent resource for China PCVs is Volunteers Supporting Volunteers(VSV) a group of 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).

[edit] Week of April 11th 2010

Blogger Show volunteers' stories of your favorite country in real-time right on your own blog! Including:

(see here for examples)

</div>

[edit] 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).

[edit] 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

[edit] 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:


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.

[edit] 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.


[edit] 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.

















[edit] 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.




[edit] 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!


[edit] 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...)


[edit] 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...)

[edit] 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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