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what’s the perfect gift for your Peace Corps Volunteer?

The support they need to succeed.

 

The best gift for Peace Corps Volunteers

You couldn’t be prouder of your Peace Corps Volunteer. Now make sure they have the support they need to succeed.

Book a transition coaching call to learn how you can best support your volunteer. It’s absolutely free, and it’s the best gift they’ll ever receive.

Continue reading for more information on what makes this service so perfect for Peace Corps Volunteers.

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You admire their commitment, sacrifice, and dedication. You want to support them in a truly meaningful way. But how? It seems impossible to predict what they need and can actually use in a developing community so far away.

You probably know that Peace Corps is a tough experience that changes volunteers in a before-and-after kind of way. What you may not know is that the hardest part of Peace Corps is coming home.

Surprising, right? You’d think it would be a relief. Yet the overwhelming majority of returned volunteers agree. The toughest job they never loved was reintegration into the USA

Why coming home is so hard

From now until the end of their service, Peace Corps will absolutely support your volunteer. When service ends, the support mostly ends as well. It can be pretty abrupt and jarring.

 

While they are gone, a volunteer’s friends and family move, earn degrees, get jobs, buy houses, and have kids. In the meantime, volunteers are learning to do without basic services, figure things out on their own, and push through adversity. After 2 years of such drastically different life experiences, volunteers come home to discover how different they’ve become from their loved ones. Suddenly it’s difficult to find someone who can really connect with their experience.

Perhaps the biggest challenge is losing their self-sufficiency. Volunteers pride themselves on it–whether in hauling their own water, building their own furniture, growing their own food, or traveling with just their own two feet. Suddenly, they find themselves relying on family and out of work. The luxuries of air conditioning, microwaving, and vacuuming also feel too easy. There’s nowhere to focus their energy. And somehow they are supposed to be feeling at home.

Get prepared

Peace Corps brings new perspectives and, almost inevitably, a desire for something different out of life back in the USA. But what? Most volunteers can tell you their skills, their priorities, and their desires for the next phase of life. But putting it all together into a viable career move is truly disorienting.

Volunteers find themselves aimlessly searching the Internet, sending resumes off into cyberspace, struggling to arrange interviews halfway around the world, and wondering if they should just go back to school

It’s tempting to put off this daunting question. A lot of volunteers plan to go home, take a break, and then start thinking about what they’ll do next. Of course, that makes as much sense as waiting until summer to start thinking about a summer job or waiting until graduation day to start thinking about college. It rarely goes well.

 

That’s where we come in

We are proud to be the only organization to offer transition support to Peace Corps affiliates all over the world. Coming home with a plan helps volunteers feel successful and leverage their skills and experiences in an incredibly rewarding way.

Our certified Adviser has been in your volunteer’s shoes and can relate to the difficulties of coming back to the USA. She’ll help you identify the best ways to support your volunteer in getting started on their next steps after Peace Corps.

Best of all, it’s free!

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“My experience with personal and professional coaching provided by Meg was phenomenal. She was always professional in her correspondence but sought common ground to help establish credibility as an returned volunteer. Having been incredibly nervous, facing my upcoming Close of Service date with Peace Corps, Meg has given me tools to refine my goals and narrow in on next steps while being on-hand to help polish any aspect I need.”

-Amber, RPCV Ghana