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The Peace Corps entered the Eastern Caribbean in 1961, when St. Lucia became one of the first countries in the world to receive Volunteers. Since then, approximately 3,300 Peace Corps Volunteers have served on various island nations in the region. Volunteers were initially assigned to education, agriculture, health, youth, and community development projects. The contributions of Volunteers in these areas have provided strong and consistent technical support to the Eastern Caribbean for more than 40 years. Basic human needs programming in the 1970s encouraged health, special education, preschool education, teacher training, forestry, fishery, and livestock extension projects. The 1980s were a period that focused on four projects: education, health, agriculture, and small enterprise development. At the beginning of the 1990s, education, environment, health, and youth initiatives were priorities. Peace Corps/Eastern Caribbean has made significant progress since January 1991 to establish project-based programming and to provide focus to the program. After concluding an assessment of the program in 1993, efforts focused on developing partnerships with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and moving steadily away from formal education into educational projects targeting at-risk youth.
  
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Peace Corps Volunteers currently serve in six island nations in the Eastern Caribbean: (1) Antigua and Barbuda, (2) Dominica, (3) Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique, (4) St. Kitts and Nevis, (5) St. Lucia, and (6) St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
  
==Confirmed Discounts==
 
  
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===History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in the Eastern Caribbean ===
  
===Camping and Travel Gear===
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Programming on each island nation of Peace Corps/Eastern Caribbean is guided by the development priorities of the various governments and their ministries, as expressed in official plans and budget documents. With these partners, Peace Corps/Eastern Caribbean periodically reviews programming on each island nation to ensure continuing appropriate focus and direction.
  
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At present, the major focus of Peace Corps /Eastern Caribbean is on improving the quality of life of disenfranchised and low-income communities by assisting in their transformation from recipients of aid into partners in change. Volunteer activities are aimed primarily at assisting communities in identifying, evaluating, and developing solutions to the many challenges they face. In responding to needs and priorities identified by their communities, Volunteers may be involved in a wide range of activities, including strengthening the capacity of community-based organizations and ministries working at the community level, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases, and enhancing educational and employment skills by emphasizing skills transfer in the areas of special education, literacy, and service learning. Peace Corps is considered by many government officials to be a leader in addressing the social and economic problems resulting from high unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, and unhealthy lifestyle choices among community members in the Eastern Caribbean.  
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|[http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/ Tortuga Backpacks]
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| Urban travel backpacks
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| 20% off for Peace Corps volunteers
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| [http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/contact/ Email them] and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID).
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|[http://www.mhmgear.com/ MHM]
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| Amazing packs!! You want to get one :)
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| Peace Corps Deal 25% (cannot combine with sale items)
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| Contact them via their website (www.mhmgear.com) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mhmgear) and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID) You will receive a friendly quick response, the guys are super cool. (8/2013)
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The integrated community development program in the Eastern Caribbean addresses community needs and provides Volunteers with the flexibility to find the projects and programs where community needs and Volunteers skills and interests intersect.. As a result, Volunteers are assigned to a community where they work directly with community stakeholders. In addition to a community placement, a few Volunteers may also be assigned to a specific organization or government agency. This, of course, requires careful planning and coordination to ensure that a Volunteer’s primary focus on the community is maintained.
|[http://www.kelty.com Kelty]
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| Backpacks, camping gear, sleeping bags, more
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| 40% off via pro deal - http://www.kelty.com/pro.aspx (4/1/2015)
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| [http://www.klymit.com/ Klymit]
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| Sleeping bags, pads, and other camping gear
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|40% off for Peace Corps Volunteers. Just e-mail info@klymit.com and let them know you are a volunteer! You should get a quick and friendly response.  
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| [http://www.treklightgear.com Trek Light Gear]
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| Hammocks, Bug Nets, Ultralight Backpacks, more
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| 20% Off! (not valid on sale items)
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(Up to 40% off for group orders 10 or more - contact your fellow PCV's!)
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| Just [http://www.treklightgear.com/contacts/ contact TLG] and you'll get a response ASAP to get your discount (you'll be asked to provide easy verification). For more information on how Trek Light has helped helped PCV's in the past, check out the post [http://www.treklightgear.com/treklife/peace-corps-hammocks/ Hammocks For The Peace Corps]. If you're already stationed Trek Light can easily ship international. TLG has been a huge supporter of PCV's so please support them back, their Bindle daypack and hammocks are essentials on your trip! (Current thru 2015)
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While all Volunteers will address the needs of the community where they have been placed, Volunteers over time will find their special niche in the areas of health, youth development, business, organizational strengthening, education, and service learning. Volunteers may train teachers in special education methodologies or assist national governments in organizing special education services for their students. Volunteers with a passion for business may coordinate Junior Achievement activities and promote entrepreneurship among various groups in their community. Other Volunteers may apply the behavior change communication (BCC) methodology to develop communication products and community outreach programs targeting HIV/AIDS and other problems, such as teenage pregnancy or drug use.
| [http://www.marmot.com/ Marmot]
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| Outdoor gear
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===Assignment History===
| Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers.  Discount may vary by product but is <b>substantial</b>. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them). 10/31/14: Pro Account accepted, and discount is 50%.- 12/16/14 the discount is up to 50% off however it ranges more so around 42-45% off depending on the gear
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| Apply for the program [http://marmot.promotive.com/action/index here], you should hear back within a couple business days. (verified 04/07/2015)
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| [http://www.coleman.com/nonprofit Coleman]
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| Outdoor gear
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| Coleman offers a discounted pricing program for non-profit groups.  Discount varies by product. <b>must order for delivery in the states</b>
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| Email their customer service department [http://www.coleman.com/coleman/feedback2.asp here] and ask if they provide discounts to Peace Corps volunteers. 12/12/11- Customer Service replied to my question saying they do not offer discounts to Peace Corps volunteers 1/13/14 - emailed customer service and attached invitation letter. Received promo code for 30%
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| [http://cascadedesigns.com/ Cascade Designs (MSR, Thermarest, Seal Line, Platypus, Tracks)]
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| rowspan="10" align="center"| '''[[Agriculture]]'''
| Outdoor Gear
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| [[Ag Economics]]
| approximately 30%
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| [[1980]]
| UPDATED 2/2/15: Simply apply online here - https://www.cascadedesigns.com/pro.  Peace Corps are allowed to use a home address as the registered shipping address, since they only ship items to the United States. 11/28/11:  please email before submitting a registration. 09/2014- Still available!
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| [[1991]]
 
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| [http://www.eaglecreek.com/ Eagle Creek]
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| [[Ag Education]]
| Travel Gear
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| [[1982]]
| 30-50%
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| [[1986]]
| Ask to join the Pro-Deal go to proshop.eaglecreek.com to apply for discount. 06/20/13 - 50% discount.
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| [[Ag Extension]]
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| [[1968]]
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| [[1993]]
 
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| [http://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com ENO]
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| [[Animal Husband]]
| Hammocks, Rain tarps, Stuff sacks
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| [[1976]]
| 10%
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| [[1988]]
| Email Customer Service
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| [http://www.hennessyhammock.com Hennessy Hammock]
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| [[Animal Husband Lg]]
| Camping Hammocks
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| [[1981]]
| 50%. Must order at least ten at a time (talk to other PCVs to put together bulk order). They will ship internationally.
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| [[1991]]
  40% If order individually
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| Email Customer Service. This is a small company and they were really excited about this pro-deal. 2/19/11 just emailed and they confirmed 50% discount. No mention of a requirement to purchase 10 at a time.
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|[http://www.timbuk2.com Timbuk2]
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| [[Apiculture]]
|Messenger bags, backpacks, and laptop bags
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| [[1973]]
|You get the "prodeal" 30% discount when you sign up.
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| [[1995]]
|sign up [https://prodeal.timbuk2.com/tb2/pro/signin.htm here](I tried this and never got a response. I sent many emails and only part were returned. This did not work for me April 2011.  Update: The pro deal website didn't work for me either, so I emailed the Customer Support.  I got a quick friendly response from CS and they gave me a code for a single use as their pro deal website was down (April 12, 2011). 2/1/14 - pro deals all go through promotive. Apply online to [http://www.promotive.com/] to save 30%
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|[http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| [[Crop Extension]]
| All the Best Outdoor Gear!
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| [[1961]]
| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
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| [[1994]]
| Email: mcorey@backcountry.com and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri. You will receive a friendly quick response. (6/2013)
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| [[Farm Mechanics]]
|Eastern Mountain Sports
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| [[1983]]
|Outdoor Gear, Clothing
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| [[1985]]
|20% off retail price.
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|<u>In stores only</u>: ask for the "humanitarian discount." You will get 20% off your entire purchase. **(UPDATE AS OF 6/25/2014--Don't give the humanitarian discount anymore, but if you explain you're going into PC, they'll give you the student discount of 15% !)
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| [[Fisheries Marine]]
|Samsonite
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| [[1981]]
|Luggage
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| [[1991]]
|10% off retail price.
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|<u>In stores confirmed, unsure online</u>:08/14/2014 at Samsonite outlet store, asked salesperson and he looked it up and told me that they offer 10%. Unsure if this is in all Samsonite stores, or just the outlet stores. Just ask for it !)
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| [[Soil Science]]
|[http://www.travelonbags.com/ Travelon]
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| [[1976]]
|Travel Accessories/Security Bags
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| [[1983]]
|25% off
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|<u>Online</u>:08/15/2014 contacted via Facebook and they provided me with a one time use code for 25% off
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| rowspan="8" align="center"| '''[[Business]]'''
LuminAid  10% off use code "LuminAIDPeaceCorps"
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| [[Accounting]]
 
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| [[1974]]
===Clothing===
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| [[1988]]
 
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| [[Archictecture]]
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| [[1982]]
! width="200pt"|Discount
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| [[1991]]
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
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|[http://www.ourtalkinghands.com/ Our Talking Hands]
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| [[Business Advising]]
|Unique, high quality, handmade designs fashioned by Deaf Ghanaian Artisans - Founded by a PCV in 2009.
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| [[1976]]
|Our Talking Hands offers a 20% discount code to all PCVs and RPCVs.
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| [[2007]]
|Submit your invitation letter or DOS to ourtalkinghands@gmail.com.  They will send you a 20% OFF Discount Code that can be used at https://www.etsy.com/shop/OurTalkingHands on any purchase you make!
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|[http://ministryofsupply.com/ Ministry of Supply]
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| [[Business Development]]
|Men's business attire engineered to be adaptable to any situation.
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| [[1995]]
|15% off Apollo Dress Shirts, perhaps other discounts available.
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| [[2001]]
|Submit your invitation letter or DOS to q@ministryofsupply.com and explain your situation and what products you want.  They will have you call in to place an order and apply your discount over the phone. (Negotiated by a PCV)
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|[http://www.runjanji.com/ Janji]
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| [[Computer Science]]
|Running Apparel that Gives Back
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| [[1998]]
|40% off for PCVs and RPCVs, 50% off if you serve in a country that we support. You pay shipping if outside US
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| [[2005]]
|Email sam.bar@runjanji.com (RPCV Moz '11-'13) a scan of your invitation letter or DOS and he'll send you a discount code
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| [http://www.bluffworks.com/ Bluffworks]
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| [[Cooperatives]]
| Mens Pants for Work, Travel and Play
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| [[1981]]
| "Inspired by the performance of technical travel clothing, I built a pant that marries technical performance with office ready looks... I designed these pants to keep up with the rigors of my own life, where work, play, and travel frequently collide."
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| [[1990]]
| Email the Bluffworks Team at team@bluffworks.com to receive a 20% discount for Peace Corps Volunteers. (Negotiated by PCV)
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| [http://www.marmot.com/ Marmot]
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| [[NGO Advising]]
| Outdoor clothing
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| [[1995]]
| Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers.  Discount may vary by product but is <b>substantial</b>. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them).  12/17/14 50% discount on clothing
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| [[2007]]
| Apply for the program [http://marmot.promotive.com/action/index here], you should hear back within a couple business days.
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| [http://www.ae.com/ American Eagle Outfitters]
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| [[Urban and Regional Planning]]
| Men's and Women's Clothing
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| [[1981]]
| 20% off ALL AEO and Aerie clothing
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| [[1981]]
| Call customer service (1-888-232-4535)to speak with a customer service rep. 7/25/14: received discount after submitting Peace Corps verification via email. Orders using this discount will have to be placed over the phone, in coordination with a rep.4/4/15: Called and customer service rep said they do not offer any discounts for Peace Corps volunteers.
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| [http://www.thenorthface.com/ The North Face]
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| Outdoor Clothing
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| [[Crisis Corps]]
| The North Face offers a Pro Pricing Program to Peace Corps Volunteers.  Discount may vary by product but is <b>substantial</b>. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them).
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| [[1991]]
| Apply for the program [http://thenorthface.promotive.com/action/index here], you should hear back within a couple business days. **5/11/11: The program is not accepting new applicants. The Pro program is apparently under review for possible termination. 11/28/11: The program is back, but no longer offers discounts to Peace Corps Volunteers.  (Policy change-no more discounts)
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| [[2008]]
 
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| [http://www.exofficio.com/ ExOfficio]
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| rowspan="23" align="center"| '''[[Education]]'''
| Outdoor Clothing
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| [[Art Education]]
| 20-30%
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| [[1982]]
| apply online at http://www.exofficio.com/pro **7/20/11: Received a 10% discount, not 50%-60%. 1/7/12: Received a 25% discount: Received a 20% discount on 12/23/13. 09/2014- Discount still stands but only on select items and most of it is out of stock.
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| [[1998]]
 
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| [http://www.macabiskirt.com Macabi]
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| [[Bus. Ed/Sectl Skl]]
| Macabi Skirts
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| [[1981]]
| $50 per skirt instead of $80
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| [[1994]]
| e-mail your acceptance letter
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| [http://www.moosejaw.com Moosejaw]
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| [[English Teacher]]
| Outdoor gear/clothes
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| [[1981]]
| 10% off regular prices, 5% off sale prices<br>
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| [[2000]]
''Excludes Arc'Teryx, Bugaboo,Burton, Merrell, Nixon,Suunto, The North Face and Western Mountainering products''
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| Use Coupon Code "LTM" (discount did work on 4/26/2011)Code did not work for me but I live-chatted with them and they gave me a weekly code of 15% off (4/23/2014)
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| [http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| [[English Teacher Trainer]]
| All the Best Outdoor Gear!
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| [[1991]]
| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
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| [[1994]]
| Email: mcorey@backcountry.com and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri.
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| [http://www.hotchillys.com/home/index/1520.1 Hot Chillys]
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| [[Fisheries Fresh]]
| Hot Chillys
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| [[1981]]
| 10% off Code for Clothing and Socks
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| [[1991]]
| e-mail sales@hotchillys.com or customer service, ask for a Peace Corps Discount, and provide verification (7/1/13)
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| [[Gen. Construction]]
 
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| [[1981]]
===Education===
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| [[2000]]
 
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| [[Home Economics]]
! width="200pt"|Type
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| [[1980]]
! width="200pt"|Benefits
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| [[1991]]
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
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| [http://www.msu.edu Michigan State University]
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| [[Industrial Arts]]
| Graduate School
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| [[1972]]
| In-State Tuition for RPCVs
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| [[1998]]
| [http://www.reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/notices/residency.asp Section 3G]
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| [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whyvol.eduben.mastersint Master's International]<br>
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| [[Library Science]]
| "more than 60 universities offering 117 different graduate degrees."
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| [[1981]]
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/masters/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
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| [[1995]]
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/masters/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
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| [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whyvol.eduben.fellows Fellows/USA]<br>
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| [[Literacy Ed.]]
| "more than 50 universities."
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| [[1996]]
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/fellows/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
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| [[1997]]
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/fellows/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
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| [http://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps-discounts.php Live Lingua School]<br>
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| [[Math Teacher Trainer]]
| "Live Skype lessons in 11 languages.  Free Ebooks & Audios for over 90 languages."
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| [[1991]]
| [http://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps-discounts.php Live lessons (up to 40% off)]
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| [[1995]]
| Follow instructions on page.
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| [[Occupat. Therapy]]
 
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| [[1981]]
===Electronics===
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| [[1987]]
 
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| [[Phys. Ed/Youth Wk]]
! width="200pt"|Type
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| [[1980]]
! width="200pt"|Discount
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| [[1997]]
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
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| [http://www.voltaicsystems.com/index.shtml Voltaic Systems]
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| [[Prim-Ed/Teach Trn]]
| Solar Powered Backpacks
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| [[1981]]
| 30% off
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| [[1999]]
| Write to sales@voltaicsystems.com for the discount code (peacecorps30) or call 877.304.6861 ext. 701 Emailed sales@voltaicsystems.com on 3/25/15 and got a code (PCV30) for 30% off to use at checkout. They just ask to show them how you are using the product via social media/email.
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| [http://www.freeplayenergy.com/products/aiddev/scout Freeplay Energy]
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| [[Science Ed/Gen.]]
| Scout shortwave radio
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| [[1982]]
| discount price $25 plus shipping
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| [[1982]]
| contact Penny Thornton 866-526-2826 (1/11/11 I called and the Scout has been discontinued and Penny Thornton no longer works there. They did offer the Eyemax as somewhat comparable and at a small discount) Update: 5/5/2013- A rep told me they are no longer offering this discount in the US.
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| [http://www.etoncorp.com/ Eton]
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| [[Science Teacher Trainer]]
| shortwave radios
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| [[1991]]
| 20% off
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| [[1995]]
| Call 1-800-872-2228 (6/17/11 - called and says they only give discounts to retailers) (7-28-2011 gave me 50% off plus the cost of shipping)
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| [http://www.sollight.com/ Sollight]
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| [[Secondary-Ed Math]]
| Solar powered water bottle caps turn your bottle into a lantern
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| [[1982]]
| 40%
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| [[1996]]
| Email orders@sollight.com and ask nicely
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(I didn't get a reply at that address. I e-mailed info@sollight and immediately got a code for a 25% discount. 5/14/13)
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| [http://www.solio.com Solio]
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| [[Secondary-Ed Sci.]]
| Universal solar power charger
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| [[1970]]
| 40%
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| [[1996]]
| Use coupon code "PEACECORPS40"
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| [http://www.goenerplex.com EnerPlex]
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| [[Special Ed/Blind]]
| Solar Chargers, Powerbanks, Solar Backpacks
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| [[1986]]
| 25% off
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| [[1988]]
| Use coupon code "PeaceCorps2015". (10/7/2014)
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| [http://www.goalzero.com Goal Zero]
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| [[Special Ed/Deaf]]
| Solar power chargers
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| [[1981]]
| 5%
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| [[1996]]
| Told me they do offer a discount for Peace Corp volunteers. "It is a 5% discount and all you'll need to do is send us your acceptance letter to support@goalzero.com and we can place your order over the phone and apply that 5% discount." (Feb 2014)
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| [http://store.apple.com Apple]
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| [[Special Ed/Gen.]]
| Electronics
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| [[1980]]
| 5-6%
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| [[2007]]
| Use their government pricing program. Need original copy of your invite.  Called Apple on 7/16/2013 and they no longer give governmental discounts...  Went to Apple store 9/12/13, told my story and showed my invite email, discounts apply to computers only.  $50 off computers and $66 off 3 year warranty.
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| [http://www.dell.com/epp Dell]
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| [[Speech Therapy]]
| Electronics
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| [[1981]]
| 10-30% (depends on product)
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| [[1995]]
| www.dell.com/epp; member ID GS83510340
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| [[Voc. Trainer]]
! width="200pt"|Type
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| [[1971]]
! width="200pt"|Discount
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| [[1996]]
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
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| [http://www.facebook.com/riseupcoffee Rise Up Coffee]
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| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Environment]]'''
| Organic Coffee
+
| [[Comm Forestry Ext]]
| " Rise Up Coffee will send our coffee to any current PCV's for FREE!!!" 
+
| [[1993]]
| "Simply contact us through [http://www.facebook.com/riseupcoffee FB] or email info@drinkorganiccoffee.com ... and wait for your organic coffee to show up (which, depending on where you are, could take some time!)." <br>(Owner Tim Cureton, PC Kiribati 98-01) As of March 25 2014, after many attempts of contacting someone at the company, they said this is a one time opportunity. Also they are really busy and said it might or might not happen. It is worth a shot but not a guarantee. Perhaps it will change in the future. It is a great company. <br>
+
| [[1993]]
[http://drinkorganiccoffee.blogspot.com/2010/03/free-coffee-to-any-peace-corps.html More Info]
+
 
|-
 
|-
|}
+
| [[Environmental Ed.]]
 
+
| [[1991]]
===Medical===
+
| [[2001]]
 
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" style="text-align:center"
+
 
|-
 
|-
! width="200pt"|Company
+
| [[Forestry]]
! width="200pt"|Type
+
| [[1980]]
! width="200pt"|Discount
+
| [[1991]]
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.usa-icd.org/information/peace-corps/index.htm USA-ICD]
+
| [[Protected Areas Management]]
| Dental (Applicants)
+
| [[1987]]
| "volunteering to provide a dental examination and x-rays for Peace Corps applicants at no charge" (read [http://www.usa-icd.org/projects/peace-corps/index.htm more...])
+
| [[1996]]
| "The applicant will bring a Peace Corps dental examination form to the appointment." (Available [[Forms | here]])
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2009/november/story19697.html Michigan Tech]
+
| rowspan="9" align="center"| '''[[Health]]'''
| Medical exams and lab tests required by Peace Corps, for Master's International students
+
| [[Disease Control]]
| "The health care provider will offer PCMI students at Michigan Tech a 20 percent discount on any balance they owe after insurance payments for exams and tests required by the Peace Corps, plus an additional 10 percent prompt-pay discount, for a total discount of 30 percent."
+
| [[1978]]
| [http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2009/november/story19697.html press release]  
+
| [[1988]]
 
|-
 
|-
|}
+
| [[Envir. and Water Resource]]
 
+
| [[1970]]
===Personal Products===
+
| [[1988]]
 
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" style="text-align:center"
+
 
|-
 
|-
! width="200pt"|Company
+
| [[Health Degreed]]
! width="200pt"|Type
+
| [[1981]]
! width="200pt"|Discount
+
| [[2005]]
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.lunapads.com/ Lunapads.com]
+
| [[Health Extension]]
| The Diva Cup, washable menstrual pads
+
| [[1981]]
|  
+
| [[2007]]
10% off any order of $25 or more<br>
+
|
+
enter "PEACECORPS14" in promotion code box <br>
+
The code is updated yearly so change the numbers on the end to match the year you are ordering in.
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.rockshaving.com/ Rock Shaving]
+
| [[Home Econ/Ext.]]
| Rock Shaving, travel friendly double edge razors which use blades available worldwide.
+
| [[1983]]
|
+
| [[1996]]
5% off<br>
+
|
+
Enter code "PEACECORPS" at checkout.
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [www.healthdesigns.com/ Health Designs]
+
| [[Hygiene Ed/Sanitation]]
| Health Designs, a huge variety of products
+
| [[1992]]
|
+
| [[1992]]
$5USD off your first order
+
|
+
Enter code hannahgoesfishing at checkout
+
|}
+
 
+
===Shoes===
+
 
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" style="text-align:center"
+
 
|-
 
|-
! width="200pt"|Company
+
| [[Med. Technician]]
! width="200pt"|Type
+
| [[1980]]
! width="200pt"|Discount
+
| [[1994]]
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.lunasandals.com/ Luna Sandals]
+
| [[Nursing]]
| Footwear
+
| [[1981]]
| 15% discount
+
| [[1995]]
| Use code "PeaceCorpsRules1515" when ordering
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.keenfootwear.com/ Keen]
+
| [[Physical Therapy]]
| Footwear
+
| [[1982]]
| 30% off up to 4 pair(s) of shoes, 2 bag(s), 4 pair(s) of socks, 3 items of clothing
+
| [[1990]]
| Must request promo code [http://pro.keenfootwear.com/pro/code.aspx here]; confirmed 03/2015
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://chacousa.com/ Chaco]
+
| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Master's International]]'''
| Footwear
+
| [[Masters Internationalist]]
| 40% off
+
| [[1993]]
| [http://www.merrell.com/US/en/pro] - They also require proof of service which can be faxed to 1-888-746-3329 or emailed, call the number on the prodeal site to find out where. 11/28/13 - Allowed up to 4 pairs per YEAR (not service) at approx 40% off. 9/1/14 - Each account allows for 8 items to be purchased each year (account seems to only be valid for 1 year).
+
| [[1999]]
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.merrell.com/ Merrell]
+
| rowspan="2" align="center"| '''[[Other]]'''
| Footwear
+
| [[Flexible App]]
| 40% off
+
| [[1976]]
|www.merrellprodeal.com
+
| [[1988]]
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.teva.com/ Teva]  
+
| [[Unique Skill]]
[http://www.simpleshoes.com/ Simple Shoes]
+
| [[1980]]
| Footwear
+
| [[1996]]
| 50% off
+
| Must apply at <www.teva.com/pro> for all Teva Pro discounts (verified 04/07/2015). Proof of acceptance needed. To request a code for Simple Shoes, be sure to mention this in your request email. Worked 5/8/13- received code for 50% off up to 4 pairs of shoes (if purchased as part of a single order). ATTENTION: Sadly Simple shoes is no more. They can only be found on zappos now.
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
+
| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[UNV]]'''
| All the Best Outdoor Gear! We got lots of shoe too!
+
| [[United Nations Volunteer]]
| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
+
| [[1977]]
| Email: mcorey@backcountry.com and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri. 
+
| [[2001]]
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.wolverine.com/ Wolverine]
+
| rowspan="6" align="center"| '''[[Youth and Community Development]]'''
| Footwear
+
| [[Appropriate Tech.]]
| unsure but there is a discount
+
| [[1980]]
|http://www.wolverineprodeal.com/
+
| [[1989]]
 
|-
 
|-
|}
+
| [[Commun. Serv/Deg.]]
 
+
| [[1980]]
===Sporting Goods===
+
| [[2007]]
 
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" style="text-align:center"
+
 
|-
 
|-
! width="200pt"|Company
+
| [[Mechanics]]
! width="200pt"|Type
+
| [[1988]]
! width="200pt"|Discount
+
| [[1988]]
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.discraft.com/ Discraft.com]
+
| [[Road Const/Engin.]]
| Ultimate frisbee discs
+
| [[1980]]
|
+
| [[1982]]
Up to 10 free discs, only pay shipping costs<br>
+
|
+
For more information contact Discraft [http://www.discraft.com/contact10.html here.]
+
 
+
|-
+
|}
+
 
+
===Travel===
+
 
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" style="text-align:center"
+
|-
+
! width="200pt"|Company
+
! width="200pt"|Type
+
! width="200pt"|Discount
+
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
+
|-
+
| [https://www.cwtsatotravel.com/ Sato Travel]
+
| airline, hotel, train and car reservations
+
| "managing travel for U.S. military and government clients."
+
| [PCVs] "can use our SatoVacation Center for personal travel being paid for on a personal credit card." <br>
+
Peace Corps account info [https://www.cwtsatotravel.com/traveler_info/contactInfo.aspx?cid=1154 here]
+
|-
+
|}
+
 
+
===Other===
+
 
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" style="text-align:center"
+
 
|-
 
|-
! width="200pt"|Company
+
| [[Rural Youth Dev.]]
! width="200pt"|Type
+
| [[1978]]
! width="200pt"|Discount
+
| [[1994]]
! width="200pt"|Notes / Procedures
+
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com/ Cards Against Humanity]
+
| [[Youth Development]]
|"A party game for horrible people." Like Apples to Apples, but completely inappropriate.
+
| [[1996]]
|Free set of CAH sent to you any address in the US. They stopped sending to posts because too many got lost on the way there.
+
| [[2007]]
|Technically for active military, but they've been kind enough to send to PCVs.
+
|E-mail Mail@CardsAgainstHumanity.com and ask nicely.
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
==No discounts==
+
[[Category:Eastern Caribbean]]
* [http://www.llbean.com/ LL Bean]
+
* [http://www.target.com/ Target]
+
* [http://www.prana.com/ prAna]
+
* [http://www.crocs.com/ Crocs]
+
* [http://www.rei.com/ REI]
+
* [http://www.smartwool.com/ Smartwool Socks]
+
* [http://www.arcteryx.com/ Arc'teryx]
+
* [http://www.ems.com/ Eastern Mountain Sports]
+
* [http://www.patagonia.com/ Patagonia]
+
* [http://www.ospreypacks.com/ Osprey]
+
* [http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/ Vibram FiveFingers]
+
* [http://www.timberland.com/ Timberland]
+
* [http://www.tigerdirect.com/ Tiger Direct]
+
* [http://www.redwingshoes.com/ Red Wing Shoes]
+
* [http://www.amazon.com/ Amazon] - but check with your country; some sites give Volunteers the option of getting a Kindle containing their training materials
+
[[Category:resources]]
+

Revision as of 11:11, 8 December 2015

Country Resources

The Peace Corps entered the Eastern Caribbean in 1961, when St. Lucia became one of the first countries in the world to receive Volunteers. Since then, approximately 3,300 Peace Corps Volunteers have served on various island nations in the region. Volunteers were initially assigned to education, agriculture, health, youth, and community development projects. The contributions of Volunteers in these areas have provided strong and consistent technical support to the Eastern Caribbean for more than 40 years. Basic human needs programming in the 1970s encouraged health, special education, preschool education, teacher training, forestry, fishery, and livestock extension projects. The 1980s were a period that focused on four projects: education, health, agriculture, and small enterprise development. At the beginning of the 1990s, education, environment, health, and youth initiatives were priorities. Peace Corps/Eastern Caribbean has made significant progress since January 1991 to establish project-based programming and to provide focus to the program. After concluding an assessment of the program in 1993, efforts focused on developing partnerships with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and moving steadily away from formal education into educational projects targeting at-risk youth.

Peace Corps Volunteers currently serve in six island nations in the Eastern Caribbean: (1) Antigua and Barbuda, (2) Dominica, (3) Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique, (4) St. Kitts and Nevis, (5) St. Lucia, and (6) St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in the Eastern Caribbean

Programming on each island nation of Peace Corps/Eastern Caribbean is guided by the development priorities of the various governments and their ministries, as expressed in official plans and budget documents. With these partners, Peace Corps/Eastern Caribbean periodically reviews programming on each island nation to ensure continuing appropriate focus and direction.

At present, the major focus of Peace Corps /Eastern Caribbean is on improving the quality of life of disenfranchised and low-income communities by assisting in their transformation from recipients of aid into partners in change. Volunteer activities are aimed primarily at assisting communities in identifying, evaluating, and developing solutions to the many challenges they face. In responding to needs and priorities identified by their communities, Volunteers may be involved in a wide range of activities, including strengthening the capacity of community-based organizations and ministries working at the community level, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases, and enhancing educational and employment skills by emphasizing skills transfer in the areas of special education, literacy, and service learning. Peace Corps is considered by many government officials to be a leader in addressing the social and economic problems resulting from high unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, and unhealthy lifestyle choices among community members in the Eastern Caribbean.

The integrated community development program in the Eastern Caribbean addresses community needs and provides Volunteers with the flexibility to find the projects and programs where community needs and Volunteers skills and interests intersect.. As a result, Volunteers are assigned to a community where they work directly with community stakeholders. In addition to a community placement, a few Volunteers may also be assigned to a specific organization or government agency. This, of course, requires careful planning and coordination to ensure that a Volunteer’s primary focus on the community is maintained.

While all Volunteers will address the needs of the community where they have been placed, Volunteers over time will find their special niche in the areas of health, youth development, business, organizational strengthening, education, and service learning. Volunteers may train teachers in special education methodologies or assist national governments in organizing special education services for their students. Volunteers with a passion for business may coordinate Junior Achievement activities and promote entrepreneurship among various groups in their community. Other Volunteers may apply the behavior change communication (BCC) methodology to develop communication products and community outreach programs targeting HIV/AIDS and other problems, such as teenage pregnancy or drug use.

Assignment History

Sector Assignment Beg. Yr End. Yr
Agriculture Ag Economics 1980 1991
Ag Education 1982 1986
Ag Extension 1968 1993
Animal Husband 1976 1988
Animal Husband Lg 1981 1991
Apiculture 1973 1995
Crop Extension 1961 1994
Farm Mechanics 1983 1985
Fisheries Marine 1981 1991
Soil Science 1976 1983
Business Accounting 1974 1988
Archictecture 1982 1991
Business Advising 1976 2007
Business Development 1995 2001
Computer Science 1998 2005
Cooperatives 1981 1990
NGO Advising 1995 2007
Urban and Regional Planning 1981 1981
Crisis Corps Crisis Corps 1991 2008
Education Art Education 1982 1998
Bus. Ed/Sectl Skl 1981 1994
English Teacher 1981 2000
English Teacher Trainer 1991 1994
Fisheries Fresh 1981 1991
Gen. Construction 1981 2000
Home Economics 1980 1991
Industrial Arts 1972 1998
Library Science 1981 1995
Literacy Ed. 1996 1997
Math Teacher Trainer 1991 1995
Occupat. Therapy 1981 1987
Phys. Ed/Youth Wk 1980 1997
Prim-Ed/Teach Trn 1981 1999
Science Ed/Gen. 1982 1982
Science Teacher Trainer 1991 1995
Secondary-Ed Math 1982 1996
Secondary-Ed Sci. 1970 1996
Special Ed/Blind 1986 1988
Special Ed/Deaf 1981 1996
Special Ed/Gen. 1980 2007
Speech Therapy 1981 1995
Voc. Trainer 1971 1996
Environment Comm Forestry Ext 1993 1993
Environmental Ed. 1991 2001
Forestry 1980 1991
Protected Areas Management 1987 1996
Health Disease Control 1978 1988
Envir. and Water Resource 1970 1988
Health Degreed 1981 2005
Health Extension 1981 2007
Home Econ/Ext. 1983 1996
Hygiene Ed/Sanitation 1992 1992
Med. Technician 1980 1994
Nursing 1981 1995
Physical Therapy 1982 1990
Master's International Masters Internationalist 1993 1999
Other Flexible App 1976 1988
Unique Skill 1980 1996
UNV United Nations Volunteer 1977 2001
Youth and Community Development Appropriate Tech. 1980 1989
Commun. Serv/Deg. 1980 2007
Mechanics 1988 1988
Road Const/Engin. 1980 1982
Rural Youth Dev. 1978 1994
Youth Development 1996 2007