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Peace Corps Volunteer Manual Handbook | 2011

Peace Corps Volunteer Manual Handbook | 2011

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Peace Corps Vol Manual D/C VH11

This is a peace corps worker manual, although peace corps caveats countries vary as excusing manual for workers/volunteers.
Peace Corps Vol Manual D/C VH11

This is a peace corps worker manual, although peace corps caveats countries vary as excusing manual for workers/volunteers.

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Information, Collection, and Exchange (ICE) is a unit of the Peace Corps’

Ofce of Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS). ICE

works with Peace Corps technical and training specialists to identify,
select, develop, and distribute “how-to” manuals, training guides, lesson
plans, and other resources to support Volunteers and overseas staf. The


Technical Resources and Supplementary Programs • Volunteer Handbook

ICE Catalog lists the available publications and contains ordering
instructions. The ICE Catalog, ICE publications, and other print and
digital resources are made available through ICE and through the post
Information Resource Center (IRC). The post IRC can also assist
Volunteers with identifying local sources of information. Volunteers are
encouraged to send materials developed in the feld to ICE. Technical
insights from Volunteers serve as the basis for a generation of training
materials and ensure that ICE is providing the most up-to-date innovative
problem-solving techniques and information to Volunteers. Materials
submitted to ICE become part of the Peace Corps’ larger contribution to

ICE is a resource for “how-to” manuals, training guides,
curricula, lesson plans, and case studies.

Requests for materials and information can be sent to iceorders@

peacecorps.gov or:

Peace Corps Information, Collection, and Exchange

Ofce of Overseas Programming and Training Support

Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters
1111 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20526.

Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools Correspondence Match Program

The Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools (CWWS) Correspondence

Match program, housed within the Ofce of Third Goal and Returned
Volunteer Services (OTGRVS), is geared toward accomplishing the Peace
Corps’ Third Goal of promoting a better understanding of other peoples

among Americans. As a result of technology and changes to the global
economy, the perception of the world is becoming smaller, and the need
for international understanding and cultural tolerance is as great as ever

Over one-half of all Peace Corps Volunteers participate in the
Correspondence Match program. All Volunteers are asked to share their
Peace Corps experience with U.S. classrooms through the program.
Through emails, letters, photographs, artwork, and other educational
materials, U.S. students learn about other countries and cultures through
the eyes of a Peace Corps Volunteer. Teachers who participate in the
program report that their students improve their geographic, international,
and cross-cultural awareness and acquire an appreciation for service.
An enrollment form to participate in the CWWS correspondence
match program and FAQ fier are included in your invitation kit. There is
also an online enrollment form available at www.peacecorps.gov/wws/
correspond/pcv_enroll.cfm. Volunteers may enroll in the program at any

Volunteer Handbook • Technical Resources and Supplementary Programs


point during their frst year of Peace Corps service. Volunteers are
matched with elementary, junior high, and/or high school classes. If you
want to correspond with a particular teacher or school, contact the teacher
before going overseas. Include name and email address information for
the teacher on the teacher section of the enrollment form.
Volunteers who participate in Correspondence Match will receive, as
part of their living allowance, a stipend to reimburse them for the cost of
mailing one letter per month to each of their match partners, while
teachers receive materials from World Wise Schools for use in the
classroom. Although you may typically exchange emails and letters
during your service, the relationship between you and your U.S. classroom
can grow in ways limited only by the creativity and energy you and the
teacher invest in the program.
In addition to operating the Correspondence Match program, CWWS
has worked with an array of Volunteers to create educational resources for
U.S. classrooms based on Peace Corps Volunteer experiences. These can
be found at the CWWS website: www.peacecorps.gov/wws. CWWS also
ofers the Speakers Match program, which helps connect returned Peace
Corps Volunteers with schools and nonproft organizations in their
communities who want to hear about their Peace Corps experiences.

Volunteers are asked to report on Third Goal activities—including their

CWWS Correspondence Match activities—each year. Read more about
Speakers Match in the “Life After the Peace Corps” section of this

For more information about the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools
program, Correspondence Match, or Speakers Match, call, email or visit
the website:

800.424.8580, ext. 1450
202.692.1421 (fax)

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