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Peace Corps Programming and Training Booklet 5 How to Implement a Project

Peace Corps Programming and Training Booklet 5 How to Implement a Project

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Peace Corps Programming and Training Booklet 5 How to Implement a Project

Peace Corps Programming and Training Booklet 5 How to Implement a Project


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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Nov 23, 2010
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Review all the Volunteer Request forms that have been submitted
plus the preliminary Site Survey forms and information provided by
Volunteers to identify potential sites. Team members then visit those
sites that meet the criteria. This may require a second visit to sites
where preliminary site surveys were conducted.

During the assessment meetings the members of the site
identification and selection team interview community authorities
and leaders, agency supervisors, other development organizations
working in the area, community partners/counterparts/work partners,
Volunteers, and community members. The purpose of each visit is to
orient the potential partners to the Peace Corps and the project’s
goals, to verify the information submitted, and to obtain additional
information that will assist in the selection process. Discuss the
project with the partner agency and community so that they
understand and support what the project is trying to accomplish and
have clear expectations of what they and the Volunteer will do.
Team members complete a Site Survey form for each community,
partner agency, and housing/host family that they visit.

During the initial meetings it is important to understand the reasons
why the community wants a Volunteer. In some cases the reasons
given may not be the real reasons. Be aware that some potential
partners may want a Volunteer only for the status that having one
will bring. Others may want a Volunteer only to raise money. It is
also possible that a non–governmental organization (NGO) is really a
private business. By asking questions and interviewing community
members, useful information in determining whether or not to place
a Volunteer at a site can be gathered.

Categories for Ranking

The following categories are
used by Peace Corps/Kyrgyz
Republic when they scout for
potential sites:
Promising Sites: Sites which
must be further developed, but
which are generally
enthusiastic about and
prepared for collaboration with
a PCV, and which have no
unresolved issues or concerns
(such as a safety concern,
unclear expectations, etc.)
Borderline Sites: Sites which
could be developed as suitable
sites if necessary, or sites which
are promising but have one or
more unresolved issues (such as
safety concerns, unclear
expectations, etc.) which must
be resolved before the site can
be considered “ready.”
Currently Unsuitable Sites:
Sites which are not prepared or
suitable for collaboration with
a PCV at this time.

P&T Booklet 5: How to Implement a Project


Peace Corps

In addition, it is important to interview the potential supervisor and
community partner/counterpart. Their interest and commitment to
working with a Volunteer is critical to a Volunteer’s overall
satisfaction and the success of the project. Orienting them to the
Peace Corps, their responsibilities, and the goals and objectives of
the project plan are critical.

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