Water and Sanitation Extension

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Volunteers serve in a broad range of projects, including organizing and mobilizing communities to provide hygiene education; tapping springs, constructing wells, and building latrines; improving potable water storage facilities; and doing community outreach to heighten awareness of water and sanitation issues, health issues, and environmental issues.

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Applicants can qualify with a bachelor's degree in any discipline; or no college degree and one year of construction experience.


Applicants with a degree must have at least three months of experience in a relevant area or hands-on experience in mechanical repairs, construction, carpentry, or set design. Applicants without a degree must have at least one year of work experience in construction, masonry, carpentry, or plumbing.

Other relevant experience includes community outreach in health or environmental awareness, and simple accounting and budgeting. All applicants should have excellent physical stamina and be interested in hands-on work.

Drinking Water and Sanitation Fund

The very basic needs of clean water and accessible sanitation are absent from many communities around the world. This often leads to severe community health problems. Volunteers work with their communities to design locally appropriate solutions to provide safe, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation. Contributions to this fund will help Volunteer and community projects such as latrines, aqueducts and wells, and basic sanitation training.

External Links

Water and Sanitation Extension Official US Peace Corps Website