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Put your Peace Corps experience to work.
Put your Peace Corps experience to work
|-|Using the language, technical and cross-cultural skills gained through Peace Corps service and other professional experience, the Crisis Corps allows exceptional Volunteers to return to the field in short-term, high- impact assignments that typically range from three to six months. |+|
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|-|Through the Crisis Corps, Volunteers re-enroll in the Peace Corps for short-term assignments ranging from three to six months . The Crisis Corps maintains a database of COSing Volunteers and returned Peace Corps Volunteers interested in Crisis Corps work. When requests come in for Crisis Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps search the database for candidates with the appropriate skills. Peace Corps conduct telephone interviews with the candidates and check references from Peace Corps staff. If a candidate has been out of the Peace Corps for more than one year or has other relevant work experience, we also check professional references. |+|
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|-|It is particularly important that a candidate be able to work independently, with minimal support from Peace Corps staff. As with any Peace Corps assignment, candidates must be medically and legally cleared. Peace Corps make every effort to have a Crisis Corps Volunteer at post within eight weeks of receiving a finalized position description. The positions are competitive and placement of candidates depends on required technical skills, availability, and references. If you see a position advertised and have not been contacted, please contact the Crisis Corps office. |+|
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|-|Crisis Corps Volunteers generally receive the same allowances and benefits as Peace Corps Volunteers, including round-trip transportation, living and readjustment allowances, and medical care. Minimum qualifications for Crisis Corps Volunteers include completion of at least one year of Peace Corps service, excluding training, in addition to medical and legal clearances. |+|
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Put your Peace Corps experience to work.
Peace Corps Response provides opportunities for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to undertake challenging, short-term assignments in various program areas around the world. Since its inception as Crisis Corps in 1996, Peace Corps Response has fielded over 1000 Volunteers in more than 40 countries. Qualified RPCVs can put their professional skills and academic training to work as Peace Corps Response (PCR) Volunteers; gaining additional international experience while imparting technical expertise critical to partner organizations and the communities they serve.
PCR Volunteers are able to make valued contributions because they come equipped with the language, technical and cross-cultural skills needed to create an immediate impact. PCR works in five broad program areas: humanitarian assistance, natural disaster relief and reconstruction, HIV/AIDS, disaster preparedness and mitigation, and post-conflict relief and reconstruction. Peace Corps Response is constantly exploring new ideas for assignments and program areas in order to meet changing needs worldwide.
In order to be eligible, applicants must have completed at least 12 months of Peace Corps Service (not including training). Applicants can apply to the program at any time and be included in the PCR database or may apply for specific positions which can be accessed through the Peace Corps Website and the Hotline Newsletter. As requests for volunteers are received, the PCR database is searched based on the qualifications necessary to perform the assignment. Candidates are interviewed and reference checks are conducted. Only selected candidates are invited to begin the medical and legal clearance process.
Peace Corps Response makes every effort to field volunteers between 8-10 weeks after the position has been opened. Medical clearances can take up to 45 days.
Learn about recent Crisis Corps initiatives in HIV/AIDS, disaster relief, and humanitarian response.
Where Crisis Corps Has Served
Discover where Crisis Corps Volunteers have continued to make a difference beyond their Peace Corps service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions about Crisis Corps.
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