Invitation for Organizations to Request Volunteer
 
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Ad title: Invitation for Organizations to Request Volunteer
Provided by: Peace Corps
Published: Sep 4 / Deadline: Oct 16
Attached file: 188096-peacecorps-pcrp.zip
Peace Corps Response Program

What is the Peace Corps?

Peace Corps is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit agency of the United States government that was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. Peace Corps is a people-to-people organization that relies on the dedication and commitment of qualified American women and men who contribute to the social, economic and human development of countries requesting assistance. Its mission is to promote world peace and friendship, through the productive exchange of knowledge and expertise between Peace Corps Volunteers and local communities. Peace Corps Volunteers fulfill three fundamental goals:

** Providing trained men and women who contribute to the social and economic development of interested countries;
** Promoting a better understanding of the American people on the part of Georgians;
** Strengthening Americans` understanding about Georgia and its people.

What is the Peace Corps Response Program?

The Response Program is Peace Corps` short term assistance program. The program provides American Volunteers to support governmental and nongovernmental organizations, as well as educational institutions in the process of developing their organizational and human capacity. The length that a Volunteer may work with an organization varies from six to twelve months depending on the needs of the organization.

Who are Response Program Volunteers?

Response Program Volunteers are seasoned professionals, who have either served in other developing countries for two years as Peace Corps Volunteers, and/or have at least several years of professional experience in relevant fields. They are skilled volunteers and can provide specialized knowledge to your organization, based on your needs.

How Response Program Volunteers can help your organization?

Response Program Volunteers have served at different organizations in Georgia, such as ministries, international organizations, local and regional NGOs, universities, vocational education institutions, and others. They have been assisting Georgian counterparts in designing organizational management strategies, programmatic action plans; developing grant proposals, designing capacity development trainings, improving organizational management, improving English language skills, designing English language curriculum, providing teacher trainings, and others.

What you need to do in order to request and host a Response Program Volunteer?

** Organizations are required to find appropriate housing for Volunteers and submit three potential host families.
** Organizations are required to work closely with a Volunteer. Peace Corps` goal is to ensure capacity development and sustainability of the projects at the organizations. Therefore, close collaboration with a local staff member -"counterpart" is crucial.
** Organizations are required to prepare a workplace for a Volunteer.
** Organizations are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Peace Corps.

Please see further details about Peace Corps expectations and standards in the attached "Guidelines for Organizations."

What are the stages in the Response Program application process?

** Read carefully the "Guidelines for Organizations" and pay particular attention to Peace Corps` selection criteria.
** Stage One: Fill out the Peace Corps Response Program Volunteer Request Form and submit it by October 16, 2018.
** Stage Two: Develop a Peace Corps Project Description, which describes organization`s needs, qualification requirements, working conditions and submit it by the set deadline.
** Stage Three: Identify and submit three host Families that comply with Peace Corps Criteria.
** Submit one host family option along with the application form.
** Submit additional two host families within two months after completing the second stage of the application process and submitting project descriptions.

Important: Please note that Peace Corps Response Program will accept applications from the following cities/districts/regions:

** Tbilisi
** Kakheti (except north of Akhmeta)
** Mtskheta-Mtianeti (except Stepantsminda)
** Kvemo Kartli
** Shida Kartli
** Samtskhe-Javakheti
** Adjara
** Guria
** Imereti
** Samegrelo - Zemo Svaneti
** Racha-Lechkhumi - Kvemo Svaneti.

The villages and towns located within the five kilometer administrative boarder line with Abkhazia and South Ossetia are not eligible for participation.

E-mail the Request for Volunteer form to: GE-ResponseProgram@peacecorps.gov or deliver it to the Peace Corps office in Tbilisi: 29a Vazha-Pshavela Ave, 0160 Tbilisi, by October 16.
 
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