Peace Corps 2011 Annual Volunteer Survey Results

October 2011

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................... 3 A. Basic Information ...................................................................................... 5 B. Preparing for the Peace Corps ................................................................. 6 C. Your Peace Corps Activities ................................................................... 10 D. Training for Your Peace Corps Assignment ........................................... 15 E. Goals and Impact ................................................................................... 18 F. Peace Corps Support ............................................................................. 21 G. Safety and Security ................................................................................ 27 H. HIV/AIDS Activities ................................................................................. 52 I. Life in the Peace Corps .......................................................................... 53 J. Overall Assessment of Peace Corps Service......................................... 59 K. Background Information ......................................................................... 60
APPENDIX: PEACE CORPS 2011 ANNUAL VOLUNTEER SURVEY INSTRUMENT

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2011 ANNUAL VOLUNTEER SURVEY
INTRODUCTION
In order to ensure that the views of Peace Corps Volunteers (“Volunteers”) inform ongoing decisions and operations, the Peace Corps conducts an annual anonymous survey of Volunteers. This report provides the results of the 2011 Annual Volunteer Survey (AVS), a key tool to help the agency assess progress towards its goals and identify areas for improvement. The survey asked Volunteers to gauge the impact of their work, the effectiveness of Peace Corps programs and in-country staff support, their personal health and safety, and their overall satisfaction with service. The 2011 AVS was conducted from June – August 2011, during which time a historically high 86 percent of the Volunteers (6,898) responded. Most Volunteers (96 percent) completed the online version of the survey; only 4 percent completed a paper version of the survey. This report conveys the responses to the survey from Volunteers serving worldwide. The report contains the tables and short narrative responses from the questions offering a finite set of possible responses. The results provide a picture of the activities, experiences and views of Peace Corps Volunteers in 2011, including areas where Volunteers confirm that their needs are being well met and where improvements may be needed. ORGANIZATION OF THE REPORT The report contains eleven sections, corresponding to the major sections of the survey questionnaire. The 2011 AVS questionnaire is included at the end of the report. The tabular results are presented in the order in which the questions appeared in the 2011 AVS, which corresponds roughly to the phases of Volunteer service. The initial questions asked about preparing for Peace Corps. These were followed by questions about assignment activities and training. The final questions asked about overall satisfaction with service and demographic characteristics of the respondents. The tables show the percentage of respondents who selected each choice and the total number of respondents who answered the question. Most survey questions asked respondents to select one answer from a set of choices. The percentages for the “select one” responses add up to 100 percent. Questions that allowed Volunteers to “mark all that apply” result in percentages that total to more than 100 percent. This is because each percentage equals the number of respondents selecting that choice divided by the number of respondents who answered the question. Most percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

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Two sets of questions were available only to Volunteers who completed the online survey. First, Volunteers serving in the Masters International (MI) program were asked to complete four additional questions about that program. Second, Volunteers serving since December 2009 (and earlier) were asked to answer several questions about their post-service plans and awareness of the resources available to returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). The responses to these online-only questions are not included in this report.

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A.

Basic Information

This section reports on the overall response rate and percentages of online and paper surveys completed, as well as the Volunteers’ descriptions of their project and site. Results are more representative of all Volunteers at post when the response rate is above 50 percent.

Completed Online and Paper Surveys Percent Online Paper Total 96% 4% 100% Number 6623 275 6898

A3: How many months have you been in country? Percent 6 months or less 7 to 12 months 13 to 20 months 21 to 27 months 28 months or more Total 18% 25% 29% 23% 5% 100% Number 1268 1733 1980 1594 323 6898

Project Sector (based on Volunteer project) Percent Sector Education Health Business Environment Youth Other Agriculture Total 34% 23% 18% 11% 8% 4% 3% 100% Number 2359 1563 1219 728 525 255 231 6880

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B.

Preparing for the Peace Corps

This section reports Volunteers’ motivations in applying and accepting a Peace Corps assignment, as well as how prepared they are currently to meet the challenges of service.

B1: What prompted you to apply to the PC? Mark all that apply. % Selected This PCV Responses Prior overseas experience Friends/co-workers/class mates PC website Returned/current PC Volunteer you know PC campus or community information session Other (please specify) PC recruiter Presentation by returned PC Volunteer School advisor or mentor Family member/s who served in the Peace Corps Advertisement Book about Peace Corps Newspaper or magazine article AmeriCorps service Television or radio news story PC material in the mail Social media network/website (Facebook, etc) Total Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply." 2641 2052 1995 1846 1728 1164 1045 971 665 636 516 457 275 208 190 152 108 Choice 39% 30% 29% 27% 25% 17% 15% 14% 10% 9% 8% 7% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 6857 Total PCVs Responding

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B2: How important were the following factors in accepting a PC assignment? Somewhat Not Important Different culture Work experience Help others International experience Language Personal growth U. S. job market Serve my country Travel/adventure Other: Please specify below 3% 8% 1% 2% 12% 2% 45% 27% 3% 2% important 12% 29% 11% 11% 30% 14% 31% 40% 20% 1% Important 84% 62% 88% 86% 57% 83% 21% 33% 76% 11% NA 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 3% 1% 0% 86% Total 6884 6869 6878 6871 6871 6871 6862 6858 6866 2864

B3: How helpful were the following pre-departure materials and activities provided/suggested by Peace Corps?
Not Helpful Peace Corps website information Volunteer Assignment Description Volunteer Core Expectations Welcome Book (on your country) Emails from the Country Desk Conference call with PC staff in-country Peace Corps social media (YouTube, Facebook, etc.) Peace Corps country-specific website Contact with current Volunteers Language resources Videos Other, please specify below: 5% 12% 13% 5% 11% 6% 11% 11% 4% 18% 10% 2% Somewhat Helpful 58% 56% 60% 46% 48% 13% 23% 25% 19% 33% 19% 2% Very Helpful 35% 31% 23% 48% 27% 8% 17% 12% 35% 13% 7% 10% Did not use/NA 3% 1% 5% 2% 15% 73% 50% 51% 42% 36% 64% 85% Total 6869 6866 6853 6864 6857 6857 6856 6856 6868 6866 6848 2984

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B3: How helpful were the following pre-departure materials and activities provided/suggested by Peace Corps? (excluding Did not use/NA) Not Helpful Peace Corps website information Volunteer Assignment Description Volunteer Core Expectations Welcome Book (on your country) Emails from the Country Desk Conference call with PC staff in-country Peace Corps social media (YouTube, Facebook, etc.) Peace Corps country-specific website Contact with current Volunteers Language resources Videos Other, please specify below: 5% 12% 13% 5% 12% 21% 21% 23% 7% 27% 28% 12% Somewhat Helpful 59% 56% 63% 47% 56% 48% 45% 52% 33% 52% 53% 16% Very Helpful 36% 31% 24% 49% 32% 31% 34% 24% 61% 20% 19% 72% Total 6681 6797 6530 6736 5857 1874 3440 3333 3995 4401 2493 435

B4: Upon departure for your host country, to what extent did your use of Peace Corps-provided predeparture materials and activities prepare you for--? Not at all Learning a new language Adjusting to new living conditions Understanding your Volunteer assignment Peace Corps mission and goals Safety and security Adapting to a new culture Peace Corps rules and regulations Understanding what is expected of you 51% 21% 17% 6% 16% 15% 8% 9% Somewhat 40% 65% 61% 46% 60% 64% 53% 58% Very 10% 14% 22% 49% 24% 20% 39% 33% Total 6862 6864 6865 6871 6866 6861 6863 6849

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B6: Prior to your Peace Corps service, what best describes how long you have lived or studied in another country? Never lived/studied overseas B6 21% Less than one month 10% One to three months 20% Four to eleven months 28% One year or more 21% Total 6882

B7: How prepared for Peace Corps service did you feel when you arrived in-country? Not at all B7 2% Minimally 17% Adequately 46% Considerably 28% Exceptionally 7% Total 6885

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C.

Your Peace Corps Activities

This section reports Volunteers’ work on their primary assignment and their secondary activities. The term “primary assignment” refers to Volunteers’ work that is part of an overall project plan designed by the host country partners and in-country Peace Corps staff. The term “secondary project/ community services” refers to activities other than the primary project’s work activities.

C1: Which best describes the focus of your primary assignment/work? Percent English teaching Health extension Youth development Community development Business education/advising Teacher training Agriculture/fish/livestock NGO development Math/science teaching Other: HIV/AIDS Water and sanitation Other education Agroforestry Information & communications technology (ICT) Urban & regional planning/ Municipal development Environmental education Forestry/parks Total 24% 10% 10% 7% 7% 5% 5% 5% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 2% 1% 1% 0% 100% Number 1658 687 681 500 496 338 333 317 314 303 300 241 235 187 150 60 59 13 6872

NOTE: Online AVS did not offer Environmental Education and Forestry/Parks choices, so PCVs wrote in those responses under "Other"."

C2. Are you a Master's International (MI) Volunteer? Yes C2 4% No 96% Total 6815

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C3: Which of the following activities does your primary assignment/work include? % Involved in PCV Responses Working with youth English teaching Girls' education Gender equity/empowerment (WID/GAD) Environment work Infectious diseases (AID, malaria, etc) Nutrition education Income generation Literacy NGO work Child, maternal and neonatal health Business advising Rural development Water and sanitation Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools Information & communications technology (ICT) Arts Sports/fitness Library development Natural resources management Community food security (production/marketing) Volunteerism/Mobilizing HCNs to volunteer (v2) Microenterprise development Household food security Biodiversity conservation Working with special groups (elderly, ethnic minorities, etc) Work force development Other (please specify) Renewable energy Working with the disabled Urban/Municipal development Total Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply." 3410 2876 1551 1447 1440 1433 1391 1333 1298 1136 1054 991 990 960 899 849 825 809 805 803 716 697 638 627 607 574 509 485 406 322 302 Activity 50% 42% 23% 21% 21% 21% 20% 19% 19% 17% 15% 14% 14% 14% 13% 12% 12% 12% 12% 12% 10% 10% 9% 9% 9% 8% 7% 7% 6% 5% 4% 6870 Total PCVs Responding

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C4: Hours Spent on Primary Assignment During Average Work Week None C4Hrs6grp 1% 1-10 hrs 13% 11-20 hrs 32% 21-30 hrs 31% 31-40 hrs 17% More than 40 hrs 6% Total 6785

C4: How many hours do you spend on your primary assignment during an average work week? All Volunteers C4 6898 Average hours 24.9 Lowest hours reported 0 Highest hours reported 96 Did not answer 113

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C5: Which of the following do your secondary activities (other than your primary assignment work) include? % Involved in PCV Responses English teaching Working with youth Gender equity/empowerment (WID/GAD) Sports/fitness Girls' education Arts Environment work Library development Literacy Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools Infectious diseases (AID, malaria, etc) Nutrition education NGO work Income generation Volunteerism/Mobilizing HCNs to volunteer (v2) Information & communications technology (ICT) Rural development Water and sanitation Working with special groups (elderly, ethnic minorities, etc) Business advising Other (please specify) Child, maternal and neonatal health Community food security (production/marketing) Natural resources management Microenterprise development Renewable energy Household food security Working with the disabled Biodiversity conservation Work force development Urban/Municipal development Total Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply." 3121 3049 1750 1663 1622 1483 1266 1145 1119 1061 1004 920 888 861 805 785 631 618 606 566 557 470 398 389 359 359 356 321 315 301 202 Activity 50% 49% 28% 27% 26% 24% 20% 18% 18% 17% 16% 15% 14% 14% 13% 13% 10% 10% 10% 9% 9% 7% 6% 6% 6% 6% 6% 5% 5% 5% 3% 6271 Total PCVs Responding

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C5: No Secondary Activities Percent Currently involved in secondary/community service activities Currently NO secondary/community service activities Total 92% 8% 100% Number 6271 562 6833

C6: Hours Spent on Secondary Activities During Average Work Week None C6Hrs6grp 5% 1-10 hrs 62% 11-20 hrs 25% 21-30 hrs 6% 31-40 hrs 2% More than 40 hrs 0% Total 6479

C6: How many hours do you spend on secondary activities during an average work week? All Volunteers C6 6898 Average hours 10.9 Lowest hours reported 0 Highest hours reported 100 Did not answer 419

Total Hours (primary+secondary) Worked During an Average Work Week No hours Tothrsgrp 0% 10 hours or less 3% 11-20 hours 11% 21-30 hours 27% 31-40 hours 31% 41 hours or more 29% Total 6419

Total Hours (primary+secondary) Worked During an Average Work Week All Volunteers Totworkhrs 6898 Average hours 35.6 Lowest hours reported 0 Highest hours reported 168 Did not answer 479

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D.

Training for Your Peace Corps Assignment

This section reports Volunteers’ assessment of the effectiveness of Pre-Service Training (PST) and In-Service Training at post. In-Service Training (IST) includes: Reconnect, Technical IST, MidService and Close of Service Conferences, project management/leadership conferences, and other post-sponsored training sessions.

D1: How many weeks of PST did you have before you were sworn in? Less than 8 weeks D1grp 5% 8 weeks 14% 9 weeks 17% 10 weeks 32% 11 weeks 19% 12 weeks 10% More than 12 wks 2% Total 6301

D2: Please evaluate your Pre-Service Training (PST) in preparing you to-Not effective Poor Adequate Effective Very effective Total

Manage cultural differences Deal with adjustment issues Work with counterparts/community partners Use language needed in work and social interactions Perform technical aspects of your work Work on your project goals and objectives Conduct a participatory community needs assessment (e.g., PACA) Monitor your project goals and outcomes Maintain your physical health Maintain your mental/emotional health Maintain your personal safety and security Identify the unique gender needs of women, girls, men, and boys (WID/GAD)

1% 1% 4% 2% 6% 4% 5% 4% 2% 2% 1% 4%

5% 7% 22% 9% 19% 15% 15% 19% 7% 9% 3% 16%

32% 37% 43% 29% 37% 41% 38% 43% 29% 33% 22% 40%

42% 40% 23% 34% 27% 31% 29% 27% 38% 37% 39% 30%

19% 14% 7% 26% 10% 10% 14% 7% 24% 19% 36% 11%

6875 6857 6835 6814 6790 6762 6593 6656 6801 6826 6845 6394

D3: How many days of PC-sponsored training have you had since you were sworn in? None D3grp 13% 1-5 days 14% 6-10 days 29% 11-15 days 21% 16-20 days 11% 21-39 days 9% 40+ days 3% Total 6810

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D4: How effective was your In-Service Training (IST) in preparing you to-Not effective Manage cultural differences Deal with adjustment issues Build and strengthen working relationships with counterparts/community partners Use language needed in work and social interactions Perform technical aspects of your work Work on your project goals and objectives Conduct a participatory community needs assessment (e.g.,PACA) Monitor project goals and outcomes Maintain your physical health Maintain your mental/emotional health Maintain your personal safety and security Meet the unique gender needs of women, girls, men, and boys (WID/GAD) NOTE: Not all PCVs have had IST, depending on their time in country. 4% 3% 3% 5% 4% 3% 7% 3% 4% 4% 2% 5% Poor 10% 10% 12% 14% 11% 8% 16% 11% 8% 9% 5% 13% Adequate 45% 45% 36% 38% 35% 35% 42% 40% 39% 38% 34% 43% Effective 32% 32% 34% 30% 35% 37% 26% 33% 33% 33% 36% 29% Very effective 9% 10% 15% 13% 15% 17% 10% 13% 16% 15% 23% 10% Total 5153 5210 5564 5055 5596 5608 4496 5465 4944 5057 5344 4648

D6: How well can you communicate in the language used by most local people in your community? Not at all D6 1% Poorly 15% Adequately 39% Well 27% Very well 18% Total 6879

Local language proficiency (D6) by Time in Country (A3) Not at all 6 months or less 7 to 12 months 13 to 20 months 21 to 27 months 28 months or more Total 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% Poorly 24% 16% 13% 12% 7% 15% Adequately 50% 44% 38% 30% 16% 39% Well 18% 25% 31% 32% 31% 27% Very well 7% 14% 17% 26% 45% 18% Total 1266 1726 1976 1589 322 6879

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D7: In general, how prepared do you fell today to meet the challenges of Peace Corps service? Not at all D7 0% Minimally 3% Adequately 26% Considerably 49% Exceptionally 22% Total 6883

Preparedness to meet PC challenges (D7) by Time in Country (A3) Not at all 6 months or less 7 to 12 months 13 to 20 months 21 to 27 months 28 months or more Total 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Minimally 6% 4% 3% 1% 0% 3% Adequately 40% 30% 25% 15% 8% 26% Considerably 45% 50% 51% 50% 43% 49% Exceptionally 9% 16% 21% 33% 49% 22% Total 1268 1729 1973 1592 321 6883

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E.

Goals and Impact

This section reports Volunteers’ self-assessments of their impact on the individuals and organizations in the communities in which they serve. The results address the extent to which Volunteers’ work and other community interaction have achieved the following three goals: • Goal 1: To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women by transferring skills to, and building capacity of, host country partners • Goal 2: To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served • Goal 3: To help Americans understand the people and cultures of other countries

E1: To what extent does your work for your primary project---?
Not at all Meet the objectives of the project plan Build local capacity for sustainability (Goal 1) Involve local people in planning and implementing activities Complement other local development activities Transfers skills to host country individuals and organizations (Goal 1) Mobilizes host country individuals to volunteer Help promote HCNs' understanding of Americans (Goal 2) Help promote Americans' understanding of peoples served (Goal 3) Meet the unique gender needs of women, girls, men, boys 2% 3% 2% 5% 2% 11% 1% 4% 7% Minimally 9% 17% 14% 17% 12% 29% 9% 12% 20% Adequately 29% 34% 29% 34% 29% 31% 25% 26% 37% Considerably 42% 34% 36% 32% 39% 21% 39% 35% 26% Exceptionally 18% 12% 19% 12% 19% 8% 25% 23% 9% Total 6573 6665 6662 6344 6689 6373 6681 6584 6102

E2: Overall, in all of your activities and interactions, how effective are you in transferring knowledge and skills to help the following build their capacities? Not at all Your counterpart/community partner Your host institution/organization An organization other than your host institution Members of your host community Other Peace Corps Volunteers Other: Please specify 4% 4% 7% 2% 2% 9% Minimally 15% 17% 18% 14% 10% 6% Adequately 30% 37% 36% 37% 34% 25% Considerably 35% 33% 30% 36% 38% 34% Exceptionally 16% 9% 8% 11% 16% 27% Total 6634 6314 5471 6663 6474 315

E3: To what extent is your work effective in transferring skills and building capacity? Not at all Primary assignment work Secondary project/Community service work 3% 5% Minimally 15% 12% Adequately 37% 39% Considerably 34% 34% Exceptionally 10% 10% Total 6819 6693

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E5: Based on all of your activities and interactions with host country nationals, to what extent have they gained a better understanding of Americans? Not at all E5 0% Minimally 5% Adequately 23% Considerably 48% Exceptionally 17% Too early to tell 6% Total 6848

E5: Based on all of your activities and interactions with host country nationals, to what extent have they gained a better understanding of Americans? (excluding "Too early to tell" responses) Not at all E5 0% Minimally 5% Adequately 25% Considerably 51% Exceptionally 18% Total 6455

E6: In which of the following third goal activities have you participated during your PC service? Mark all that apply. Total PCVs PCV Responses Electronic updates, stories and/or photos to inform Americans about your host country Posting through social media such as Facebook, Twitter or other social media Hosting American visitors (friends, family or others) Personal website or blog to inform Americans about your host country Paul D. Coverdell World Wise School/Correspondence Match (CWWS/CM) program Hard copy/paper updates, stories, or photos to inform Americans about your host country Letter exchange other than CWWS/CM While on home leave, speaking at a school or to a community group Peace Corps Week activities Podcasting, creating a slide show or video that was posted online Other (please specify) Posting to the Peace Corps Digital Library Total Percents may total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "Mark all that apply." 323 148 5% 2% 6803 440 426 6% 6% 1832 945 27% 14% 2687 39% 3067 45% 3916 3622 58% 53% 4615 68% 6067 % Doing This 89% Responding

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E6: When asked about third goal activities, Volunteer answered "No involvement in third goal activities." Participate in ThirdGoal activities No involvement in Third Goal activities 99% No involvement in Third-Goal activities 1% Total 6869

E7: Based on your activities and interactions (e.g., in person and through electronic communications) with Americans, to what extent have Americans gained a better understanding of the people of your host country?
Not at all E7 0% Minimally 6% Adequately 23% Considerably 45% Exceptionally 22% Too early to tell 4% Total 6885

E7: Based on your activities and interactions (e.g., in person and through electronic communications) with Americans, to what extent have Americans gained a better understanding of the people of your host country? (excluding "Too early to tell" responses) Not at all E7 0% Minimally 6% Adequately 24% Considerably 47% Exceptionally 23% Total 6582

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F.

Peace Corps Support

This section reports Volunteers’ satisfaction with in-country Peace Corps staff support and how the Volunteers communicate with the post.

F1: When you arrived at your community, how prepared for your arrival were the host people with whom you would be working? Not at all F1 7% Minimally 26% Adequately 35% Considerably 22% Exceptionally 9% Total 6876

F2: To what extent is your country director aware of Volunteer issues and concerns through interactions with Volunteers? Not at all F2 3% Minimally 15% Adequately 36% Considerably 30% Exceptionally 15% Total 6856

F3: How satisfied are you with the health care you received from your PCMO(s)? (excluding "Not used" responses) Not at all F3 1% Minimally 6% Adequately 21% Considerably 29% Exceptionally 43% Total 6743

F4: How satisfied are you with the following support provided by in-country Peace Corps staff? Not at all Administrative/logistical Cross-cultural Emotional Feedback on my work reports Job assignment Language learning Medical Monitoring/evaluating project goals Project specific skills Safety and security Site selection/preparation 2% 2% 5% 7% 5% 3% 1% 5% 5% 1% 9% Minimally 11% 10% 15% 21% 16% 10% 5% 20% 20% 5% 20% Adequately 33% 36% 36% 34% 35% 29% 21% 42% 39% 22% 28% Considerably 33% 35% 28% 25% 28% 32% 31% 24% 26% 34% 24% Exceptionally 21% 17% 16% 14% 17% 26% 40% 9% 10% 39% 18% Total 6840 6693 6277 6119 6762 6740 6816 6362 6565 6833 6825

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F5: Are you aware of services available from the following Peace Corps offices/staff? No AMERICAN DIVERSITY PROGRAM [advice and guidance on Volunteer rights and responsibilities with regard to discrimination and harassment (sexual and non-sexual)] COUNSELING AND OUTREACH UNIT/formerly Office of Special Services [support for the emotional resiliency and well-being of Volunteers and staff] VOLUNTEER LINK to Office of Volunteer Support's medical quality improvement unit (qualitynurse@peacecorps.gov) [for non-urgent concerns about Volunteer healthcare] 63% 37% 6858 45% 55% 6869 65% Yes 35% Total 6875

F6: What level of support have you received from post staff to help cope with stress from living and working in your community? (Including PCVs with no need for support) NA/ Need no support to cope with stress from Adequate No support F6 3% Minimal support 14% support 24% Considerable support 15% Exceptional support 9% living/working in my community 34% Total 6859

F6: What level of PC support have you received to help cope with stress from issues such as HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, etc. in your community? (excluding "NA/No need for support" responses) Considerable No support F6 5% Minimal support 21% Adequate support 36% support 23% Exceptional support 14% Total 4557

F7a: How satisfied are you with your interaction with your Country Director in terms of --? Total Not satisfied CD Responsiveness CD Provides useful info CD Comfort level 12% 11% 18% Satisfied 88% 89% 82% NA/Missing 1977 980 1130 Responses 4921 5918 5768

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F7b: How would you rate your interaction with the PTO/DPT (Director of Programming and Training) in terms of --? Total Not satisfied PTO/DPT Responsiveness PTO/DPT Provides useful info PTO/DPT Comfort level 11% 10% 13% Satisfied 89% 90% 87% NA/Missing 1611 1187 1327 Responses 5287 5711 5571

F7c: How would you rate your interaction with the APCD/Program Manager in terms of --? Total Not satisfied APCD/PM Responsiveness APCD/PM Provides useful info APCD/PM Comfort level 17% 17% 16% Satisfied 83% 83% 84% NA/Missing 696 628 657 Responses 6202 6270 6241

F7d: How would you rate your interaction with the Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) in terms of --?

Total Not satisfied PCMO Responsiveness PCMO Provides useful info PCMO Comfort level 8% 8% 7% Satisfied 92% 92% 93% NA/Missing 380 398 367 Responses 6518 6500 6531

F7e: How would you rate your interaction with the Safety and Security Coordinator (SSC) in terms of --? Total Not satisfied SSC Responsiveness SSC Provides useful info SSC Comfort level 6% 7% 6% Satisfied 94% 93% 94% NA/Missing 843 538 630 Responses 6055 6360 6268

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F7f: How would you rate your interaction with the Training Manager in terms of --? Total Not satisfied Training Manager Responsiveness Training Mngr Provides useful info Training Manager Comfort level 9% 9% 9% Satisfied 91% 91% 91% NA/Missing 1143 986 1071 Responses 5755 5912 5827

F7g: How would you rate your interaction with Director of Management & Operations (formerly AO) in terms of --? Total Not satisfied DMO/AO Responsiveness DMO/AO Provides useful info DMO/AO Comfort level 8% 7% 9% Satisfied 92% 93% 91% NA/Missing 1912 1711 1812 Responses 4986 5187 5086

F7h: How would you rate your interaction with administrative staff in terms of --? Total Not satisfied Admin Responsiveness Admin Provides useful info Admin Comfort level 10% 10% 8% Satisfied 90% 90% 92% NA/Missing 704 749 830 Responses 6194 6149 6068

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F8: In the past 12 months, which of the following Peace Corps representatives visited you at your site? Total PCVs PCV Responses APCD/Program Manager Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) Safety & Security Coordinator (SSC) Country Director PC Volunteer Leader Other (specify) Administrative staff Dir of Programming & Training (DPT/PTO) Training Manager Dir of Management & Operations (DMO/AO) Total *Percents total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "mark all that apply." 4274 1801 1710 1476 1316 974 924 710 588 216 % Visited 70% 30% 28% 24% 22% 16% 15% 12% 10% 4% 6089 Responding

F8: In the past 12 months, which of the following Peace Corps representatives visited you at your site? No Peace Corps representative has visited my site in past 12 months I was visited by 1+ staff 89% No staff visits 11% Missing 37 Responses 6861

F9: What is the best method for you to communicate with your Peace Corps office? Percent Cell phone calls Email Cell phone text messages (SMS) In-person visits Other: Please specify below Landline telephone at residence or work Letters/postal service Landline telephone not at residence or work Total 39% 33% 22% 3% 1% 1% 0% 0% 100% Number 2703 2246 1525 231 90 35 12 7 6849

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F11: Are you enrolled in the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools/Correspondence Match (CWWS/CM) program? Percent I am NOT enrolled in the CWWS/CM program I am enrolled but not actively participating I am enrolled & actively participating in CWWS/CM program Don't know about the CWWS/CM program Total 42% 33% 22% 3% 100% Number 2846 2272 1540 193 6851

F11: I am enrolled but not actively participating in the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools/Correspondence Match program for the following reasons:* Total PCVs PCV Responses Other Infrequently heard from teacher Never heard from teacher Took too much time away from other projects Not a very interesting project Cost of communication (Internet/mail) is a financial burden Took too long to get a match Total *Percents total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "mark all that apply." 1133 888 786 246 237 213 124 % Visited 38% 30% 26% 8% 8% 7% 4% 2992 Responding

F12: How well informed are you about the following opportunities for returned Volunteers? Somewhat Not informed Peace Corps Response Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Noncompetitive eligibility RPCV Career Center in Washington, D.C. Returned Volunteer Services 10% 26% 21% 52% 45% informed 54% 45% 55% 38% 45% Well informed 36% 29% 24% 11% 10% Total 6880 6868 6871 6874 6868

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G.

Safety and Security

This section reports on how safe Volunteers feel. Volunteers’ experiences with various types of insensitive remarks or behaviors, harassment or discrimination, and crime are summarized, as well as whether harassment and crime events were reported to Peace Corps.

G1: How safe do you feel...? Less than Very unsafe Where you live Where you work When you travel in-country City where main Peace Corps office is located 1% 1% 2% 3% More than Very Safe 47% 53% 16% 18% Total 6891 6878 6877 6869

adequately safe Adequately Safe adequately safe 2% 1% 7% 8% 20% 16% 47% 45% 30% 29% 27% 27%

G2: Have you encountered insensitive comments or behavior toward you based on your race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation from any of the following sources? Yes Host/home stay family member(s) Community member(s) Other Volunteer(s) Peace Corps staff in-country Counterpart/community partner 15% 55% 10% 5% 16% No 82% 44% 89% 94% 82% NA 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% Total 6884 6878 6876 6874 6868

G2: Have you encountered insensitive comments or behavior toward you based on your race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation from any of the following sources? (excluding "NA" responses) Yes Host/home stay family member(s) Community member(s) Other Volunteer(s) Peace Corps staff in-country Counterpart/community partner 16% 56% 10% 5% 16% No 84% 44% 90% 95% 84% Total 6733 6817 6789 6796 6759

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G3: Please indicate the number of times you experienced the following types of discrimination/harassment in your host country in the past 12 months: PERCENTAGES
Never Age Discrimination/Harassment Being an American Discrimination/Harassment Disability Discrimination/Harassment Gender Discrimination/Harassment Race/color Discrimination/Harassment Religion Discrimination/Harassment Sexual orientation Discrimination/Harassment Gender identity & expression Discrimination/Harassment 96% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 6331 100% 67% 71% 88% 97% 0% 3% 2% 2% 1% 0% 9% 7% 5% 1% 0% 5% 4% 2% 0% 0% 5% 3% 1% 0% 0% 11% 12% 2% 0% 6331 6331 6331 6331 6331 87% 60% Once 2% 7% 2-5 times 6% 16% 6-10 times 2% 5% 11-25 times 2% 4% 26+ times 1% 7% Total 6331 6331

G3: Please indicate the number of times you experienced the following types of discrimination/harassment in your host country in the past 12 months: NUMBERS
Never Age Discrimination/Harassment Being an American Discrimination/Harassment Disability Discrimination/Harassment Gender Discrimination/Harassment Race/color Discrimination/Harassment Religion Discrimination/Harassment Sexual orientation Discrimination/Harassment Gender identity & expression Discrimination/Harassment 6055 36 125 33 37 45 6331 6302 4223 4505 5562 6123 13 220 129 152 62 7 584 463 342 77 4 287 248 101 26 3 308 221 79 23 2 709 765 95 20 6331 6331 6331 6331 6331 5533 3826 Once 112 418 2-5 times 382 999 6-10 times 131 344 11-25 times 95 282 26+ times 78 462 Total 6331 6331

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G3: Volunteers experiencing AGE discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Number of Reports to PC Age Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Never Age Discrimination/ Harassment Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 108 367 124 92 76 767 Once 3 6 1 1 1 12 2-5 times 1 9 6 2 1 19 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 112 382 131 95 78 798

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G3: Volunteers experiencing AGE discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Person Responsible
Someone you know (not Stranger Person Responsible Age Discrimination/ Harassment Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 27 156 77 58 57 375 PC) Person Responsible 19 156 80 67 59 381 Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible 40 153 66 50 45 354 Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible 16 44 14 11 12 97 Peace Corps staff Person Responsible 6 10 6 6 8 36 Host family member Person Responsible 7 47 21 22 27 124 Other Person Responsible 3 11 6 6 3 29

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G3: Volunteers experiencing ANTI-AMERICAN discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Number of Reports to PC Being an American Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Never Being an American Discrimination/Harassment Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 371 950 330 271 440 2362 Once 47 30 6 3 10 96 19 6 7 6 38 3 5 2 1 1 2 2 2 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 418 999 344 282 462 2505

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G3: Volunteers experiencing ANTI-AMERICAN discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Person Responsible
Someone you know Stranger Person Responsible (not PC) Person Responsible Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible

Being an American Discrimination/ Harassment

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

317 830 311 264 441 2163

50 249 140 150 279 868

15 110 68 78 155 426 3 8 16 5

3 4 4 1 14 26

6 53 32 45 97 233

11 25 12 9 20 77

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G3: Volunteers experiencing DISABILITY discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Number of Reports to PC Disability Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Never Disability Discrimination/ Harassment Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 11 7 4 2 2 26 2 1 1 Once 2 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 13 7 4 3 2 29

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G3: Volunteers experiencing DISABILITY discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Person Responsible
Someone you know Stranger Person Responsible (not PC) Person Responsible Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible Peace Corps staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible

Disability Discrimination/ Harassment

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

2 2 2 2 2 10 1 3 1 1 6

1

2 2

6

1 1 1

2 2 5

1 1 6

3 1 10

1

1 1

3

3

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G3: Volunteers experiencing GENDER discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Number of Reports to PC Gender Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Never Gender Discrimination/ Harassment Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 166 515 258 277 595 1811 Once 54 41 15 10 51 171 27 10 17 50 104 1 4 1 7 13 3 3 6 6 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 220 584 287 308 709 2108

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G3: Volunteers experiencing GENDER discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Person Responsible
Someone you know Stranger Person Responsible (not PC) Person Responsible Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible Peace Corps staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible

Gender Discrimination/ Harassment

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

123 425 243 268 672 1731

44 218 129 167 429 987

36 118 75 105 267 601

3 12 12 13 31 71

3 5 3 8 34 53

12 42 34 40 115 243

4 10 7 11 30 62

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G3: Volunteers experiencing RACIAL/COLOR discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Number of Reports to PC Race/color Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Never Race/color Discrimination/ Harassment Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 113 443 236 198 718 1708 Once 16 9 4 7 11 47 10 4 10 22 46 2 7 1 4 6 1 7 11 11 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 129 463 248 221 765 1826

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G3: Volunteers experiencing RACIAL/COLOR discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Person Responsible
Someone you know Stranger Person Responsible (not PC) Person Responsible Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible Peace Corps staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible

Race/color Discrimination/ Harassment

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

87 376 230 200 731 1624

18 125 84 93 462 782

10 47 22 43 259 381

10 24 16 11 40 101

2 2 2 6 24 36

3 39 20 21 139 222

2 16 7 7 35 67

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G3: Volunteers experiencing RELIGIOUS discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Number of Reports to PC Religion Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Never Religion Discrimination/ Harassment Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 147 331 97 76 91 742 Once 5 9 1 1 1 17 2 3 2 1 8 2 2 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 152 342 101 79 95 769

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G3: Volunteers experiencing RELIGIOUS discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Person Responsible
Someone you know Stranger Person Responsible (not PC) Person Responsible Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible Peace Corps staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible

Religion Discrimination/ Harassment

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

36 139 61 55 79 370

49 171 60 63 79 422

15 68 23 36 55 197

17 35 12 8 5 77

7 8 2 3 6 26

16 59 23 23 36 157

2 8 5 3 7 25

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G3: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ORIENTATION discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Number of Reports to PC Sexual orientation Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Never Sexual orientation Discrimination/ Harassment Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 55 68 23 17 16 179 Once 7 5 2 2 1 17 4 1 4 2 11 1 1 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 62 77 26 23 20 208

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G3: Volunteers experiencing SEXUAL ORIENTATION discrimination/harassment in host country in the past 12 months: Events by Person Responsible
Someone you know Stranger Person Responsible (not PC) Person Responsible Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible

Sexual orientation Discrimination/ Harassment

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

14 27 17 16 16 90

11 26 17 16 19 89

9 12 10 11 10 52

11 28 9 9 5 62

8 9 6 5 4 32

6 6 5 4 7 28

1 1 2 2 1 7

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G3: Volunteers experiencing GENDER IDENTITY & EXPRESSION discrimination/harassment in host county in the past 12 months: Events by Number of Reports to PC Gender identity & expression Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Never Gender identity & expression Discrimination/ Harassment Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 33 116 31 33 40 253 7 Once 3 4 5 1 3 2 11 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 36 125 33 37 45 276

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G3: Volunteers experiencing GENDER IDENTITY & EXPRESSION discrimination/harassment in host county in the past 12 months: Events by Person Responsible
Someone you know Stranger Person Responsible (not PC) Person Responsible Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible

Gender identity & expression Discrimination/ Harassment

Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs

16 76 21 27 38 178

7 63 21 28 33 152

3 30 12 15 24 84

6 10 3 4 2 25

2 5 1 3

3 15 7 9 16 4 1 2 2 9

11

50

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G4: On average, how many times during a month do you experience sexual comments, jokes, gestures, looks or other non-physical sexual harassment? Sexual harassment More than 60 times None Female Male Total 17% 60% 34% 1-5 29% 24% 27% 6-10 13% 6% 10% 11-20 14% 4% 10% 21-60 17% 3% 11% a month 11% 2% 8% Total 4138 2534 6672

G5: How stressful is it when you experience sexual comments, jokes, gestures, looks or other non-physical sexual harassment? Sexual harassment stress Not applicable/ no experiences Female Male Total 15% 56% 31% Not at all stressful 9% 19% 13% Minimally stressful 42% 20% 34% Moderately stressful 25% 5% 18% Very stressful 8% 1% 5% Total 4132 2519 6651

G5: How stressful is it when you experience sexual comments, jokes, gestures, looks or other nonphysical sexual harassment? Sexual harassment stress Moderately Not at all stressful Female Male Total 11% 43% 18% Minimally stressful 50% 44% 49% stressful 30% 11% 25% Very stressful 10% 2% 8% Total 3510 1110 4620

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G6: Please indicate the number of times you experienced the following types of crimes in your host county in the past 12 months: PERCENTAGES Never Theft Stalking Burglary no assault Other physical assault Other sexual assault Burglary with assault Major physical assault Aggravated assault Robbery Major sexual assault Attempted rape Rape 70.1% 89.8% 93.3% 91.1% 89.8% 99.7% 99.5% 99.0% 96.6% 99.8% 99.6% 99.7% Once 19.5% 5.2% 4.9% 5.2% 5.9% .3% .4% .9% 3.0% .2% .4% .3% 2-5 times 9.8% 3.8% 1.7% 3.0% 3.5% .0% .0% .1% .3% .0% .0% .0% .0% .0% 6-10 times .4% .6% .1% .3% .4% .3% .3% 11-25 times .2% .4% 26+ times .0% .2% .0% .2% .1% .0% .0% Total 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318

G6: Please indicate the number of times you experienced the following types of crimes in your host county in the past 12 months: NUMBERS Never Theft Stalking Burglary no assault Other physical assault Other sexual assault Burglary with assault Major physical assault Aggravated assault Other physical assault Robbery Major sexual assault Attempted rape Rape 4430 5675 5893 5756 5672 6297 6288 6252 5756 6106 6305 6290 6298 Once 1233 327 311 331 373 19 27 60 331 191 11 25 18 2-5 times 617 243 107 188 219 1 1 6 188 20 2 2 1 2 16 1 17 10 6-10 times 27 38 6 16 25 17 22 11-25 times 10 24 26+ times 1 11 1 10 7 1 2 Total 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318 6318

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G6: Volunteers experiencing THEFT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Theft Reporting Never Theft Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 630 327 19 7 1 984 758 146 Once 602 150 4 2 2-5 times 1 140 4 1 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 1233 617 27 10 1 1888

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing THEFT: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know (not Stranger Person Responsible Theft Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 1418 301 28 906 486 19 7 PC) Person Responsible 136 148 14 3 Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible 13 13 1 1 Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible 30 21 3 2 1 57 8 121 58 Peace Corps staff Person Responsible 4 4 Host family member Person Responsible 63 53 3 2 1 Other Person Responsible 38 19

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing STALKING: Events by Number of Reports to PC Stalking Reporting Never Stalking Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 213 174 27 18 9 441 Once 114 38 4 3 1 160 31 6 2 1 40 1 1 1 1 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 327 243 38 24 11 643

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing STALKING: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know (not Stranger Person Responsible Stalking Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 144 134 19 12 7 316 PC) Person Responsible 131 118 25 13 5 292 33 Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible 10 17 4 2 1 1 4 6 21 Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible 2 Peace Corps staff Person Responsible 4 1 1 Host family member Person Responsible 12 4 4 1 1 18 Other Person Responsible 6 7 4

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing BURGLARY NO ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Burglary no assault Reporting Never Burglary no assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 1 132 239 52 2 1 425 88 42 1 Once 223 16 49 3 2 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 311 107 6

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing BURGLARY NO ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know Stranger Person (not PC) Person Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible 2 4 Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible 1 1 2 Peace Corps staff Person Responsible 2 Host family member Person Other Person

Responsible Responsible Burglary no assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 249 103 187 60 2 68 33 2

Responsible Responsible 24 12 10 9

6

4

2

36

19

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing OTHER PHYSICAL ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Other physical assault Reporting Never Other physical assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 221 146 15 15 7 404 136 Once 110 23 1 2 3 22 19 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 331 188 16 17 10 562

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing OTHER PHYSICAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know Stranger Person (not PC) Person Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Peace Corps Volunteer Person Peace Corps staff Person Host family member Person Other Person

Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Other physical assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 230 150 14 14 5 413 38 30 4 1 3 76 1 13 5 8 8 7 5 3 2 6 2 5 2 1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing OTHER SEXUAL ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Other sexual assault Reporting Never Other sexual assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 264 164 21 21 6 476 137 Once 106 31 2-5 times 3 24 3 1 1 32 1 1 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 373 219 25 22 7 646

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing OTHER SEXUAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know Stranger Person (not PC) Person Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Peace Corps Volunteer Person Peace Corps staff Person Host family member Person Other Person

Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Other sexual assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 216 172 16 19 4 427 74 47 9 7 1 138 34 14 3 28 18 12 2 2 1 10 9 4 1 2 1 19 9 2 7

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing BURGLARY WITH ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Burglary with assault Reporting Never Burglary with assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 1 7 14 1 21 5 1 Once 14 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 19 1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing BURGLARY WITH ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know Stranger Person (not PC) Person Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Peace Corps Volunteer Person Peace Corps staff Person Host family member Person Other Person

Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Burglary with assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 18 1 17 1 1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing MAJOR PHYSICAL ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Major physical assault Reporting Never Major physical assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 2 11 18 1 2 30 9 Once 18 1 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 27 1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing MAJOR PHYSICAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know Stranger Person (not PC) Person Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Peace Corps Volunteer Person Peace Corps staff Person Host family member Person Other Person

Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Major physical assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 1 26 24 1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Aggravated assault Reporting Never Aggravated assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 17 47 2 66 15 2 Once 45 2 2 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 60 6

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing ROBBERY: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know Stranger Person Responsible Aggravated assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 55 4 1 49 6 (not PC) Person Responsible 3 1 1 Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible Peace Corps staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing ROBBERY: Events by Number of Reports to PC Robbery Reporting Never Robbery Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 53 150 9 212 45 7 1 Once 146 4 9 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 191 20 1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing ROBBERY: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know (not Stranger Person Responsible Robbery Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 171 4 2 2 156 15 PC) Person Responsible 4 Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible 2 Peace Corps staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible 1 1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing MAJOR SEXUAL ASSAULT: Events by Number of Reports to PC Major sexual assault Reporting Never Major sexual assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 6 7 13 5 1 Once 6 1 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 11 2

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing MAJOR SEXUAL ASSAULT: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know Stranger Person (not PC) Person Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Peace Corps Volunteer Person Peace Corps staff Person Host family member Person Other Person

Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Responsible Major sexual assault Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 5 2 1 4 1 2 1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing ATTEMPTED RAPE: Events by Number of Reports to PC Attempted rape Reporting Never Attempted rape Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 18 10 28 15 2 1 Once 10 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 25 2 1

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing ATTEMPTED RAPE: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know Stranger Person Responsible Attempted rape Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 7 12 2 1 2 7 (not PC) Person Responsible 11 1 Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible 2 Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible 1 staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible 1 1 Other Person Responsible

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G6: Volunteers experiencing RAPE: Events by Number of Reports to PC Rape Reporting Never Rape Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 6 14 20 2 2 4 Once 14 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total 18

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering how many times they reported the event/s.

G6: Volunteers experiencing RAPE: Events by Person Responsible Someone you know (not Stranger Person Responsible Rape Once 2-5 times 6-10 times 11-25 times 26+ times Total PCVs 10 7 1 10 PC) Person Responsible 7 Counterpart, supervisor, co-worker Person Responsible Peace Corps Volunteer Person Responsible 1 Peace Corps staff Person Responsible Host family member Person Responsible Other Person Responsible

NOTE: Some PCVs provided the number of events without answering who was responsible.

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G7: If you experienced and reported any crime other than theft to the Peace Corps, please answer the following questions (regarding your interaction with the Peace Corps) No Did you feel post staff treated you in a compassionate manner during and after you reported the crime(s)? Did post staff seem professional in their response? Were your legal options explained to you following your report of the incident(s)? Were your counseling options explained to you following your report of the incident(s)? Were your medical options explained to you following your report of the incident(s)? Do you feel Peace Corps maintained your confidentiality during this process? 4% 10% 59% 27% 890 12% 5% 23% 60% 890 24% 7% 27% 43% 890 5% 18% 12% 11% 61% 31% 22% 40% 890 890 6% Somewhat 15% Yes 56% NA 23% Total 890

G7: If you experienced and reported any crime other than theft to the Peace Corps, please answer the following questions (regarding your interaction with the Peace Corps) excluding NA responses. No Did you feel post staff treated you in a compassionate manner during and after you reported the crime(s)? Did post staff seem professional in their response? Were your legal options explained to you following your report of the incident(s)? Were your counseling options explained to you following your report of the incident(s)? Were your medical options explained to you following your report of the incident(s)? Do you feel Peace Corps maintained your confidentiality during this process? 6% 13% 81% 653 30% 13% 57% 358 41% 12% 46% 509 6% 30% 15% 18% 79% 51% 690 538 8% Somewhat 20% Yes 73% Total 688

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H.

HIV/AIDS Activities

This section reports Volunteers’ level of involvement in HIV/AIDS work. It also reports Volunteers’ assessment of their Peace Corps HIV/AIDS training and the perceived effectiveness of their HIV/AIDS work with host country individuals and groups.
H2: Which of the following best describes your involvement in HIV/AIDS activities? Percent HIV/AIDS work is my primary assignment. HIV/AIDS work is part of my secondary activities. My HIV/AIDS efforts are not part of primary/secondary activities. I have not been involved in any HIV/AIDS activities. Total 18% 17% 18% 48% 100% Number 1215 1126 1184 3200 6725

H1: How effective was the PC training you received in preparing you to undertake your HIV/AIDS activities? Not effective H1 4% Poor 12% Adequate 29% Effective 21% Very effective 12% NA 21% Total 6801

H1: How effective was the PC training you received in preparing you to undertake your HIV/AIDS activities? (excluding the "NA" responses) Not effective H1 6% Poor 15% Adequate 37% Effective 27% Very effective 15% Total 5382

H3: In working with HC individuals or groups, how would you rate the effectiveness of your specific HIV/AIDS activities? Sometimes Seldom effective H3 4% effective 24% Often effective 29% Almost always effective 11% Don't know 32% Total 4517

H3: In working with HC individuals or groups, how would you rate the effectiveness of your specific HIV/AIDS activities? (excluding both the "NA" and the H2="No involvement in HIV/AIDS activities" responses) Seldom effective H3 5% Sometimes effective 36% Often effective 43% Almost always effective 17% Total 2926

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I.

Life in the Peace Corps

This section reports Volunteers’ descriptions of and adjustments to their living conditions, including stress factors and how Volunteers cope with stress.

I1: Please choose the best description of your assigned site. Percent Rural town (pop. 2,000 + 25,000) Village/rural area (pop. under 2,000) City (pop. over 25,000) - not the capital Capital of the country Outer island (regardless of size) Total 39% 38% 19% 3% 2% 100% Number 2650 2622 1284 196 126 6878

I2: Have you lived with a host country individual or family? Percent No, I never lived with a host country individual/family. I lived with a host country individual/family during PST only. Yes, in my community (not during PST). Yes, both during PST and later in my community. Total 4% 58% 100% 272 3978 6880 2% 36% Number 159 2471

I2: How long (in months) have you lived with a host country individual or family?
1 month Only during PST After PST, not during During PST and After PST 5.0% 12.7% 1.4% 2 months 3 months 4 months 5 months 6 months 49.0% 13.8% 2.2% 44.2% 18.8% 6.8% .7% 13.5% 12.9% .0% 3.1% 9.3% 7.3% 11.6% 1-11 months .7% 18.8% 22.0% 12-16 months .2% 5.8% 16.5% 17+ months .2% 6.2% 17.3% Total 2300 260 3891

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I3: How often do you interact with HCNs in community/family social events? Several times a Daily I3 39% week 20% Weekly 15% Several times a month 13% Monthly 7% Less than once a month 5% Total 6879

I4: How integrated into your community do you feel now? Not at all I4 1% Minimally 9% Adequately 32% Considerably 39% Exceptionally 19% Total 6880

I5a: Do you have the following at your worksite? Never Electricity Running water 14% 25% Sometimes 11% 12% Usually 39% 30% Always 36% 33% Total 6822 6801

I5b: Do you have the following at your residence? Never Electricity Running water 14% 23% Sometimes 7% 10% Usually 44% 36% Always 34% 31% Total 6688 6676

I6: How often do you have access to--? Not at all Landline phone Computer Internet Cell phone (calls) Text messaging Voice over internet, like SKYPE Webcam/internet video 48% 1% 1% 1% 1% 18% 25% Less than monthly 4% 2% 3% 0% 0% 14% 14% Monthly 4% 9% 13% 1% 1% 16% 14% Weekly 8% 12% 26% 4% 3% 17% 15% Daily 35% 76% 57% 94% 96% 36% 32% Total 6855 6871 6872 6869 6866 6873 6856

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I7: Where do you most frequently connect to the Internet? Another person's Your residence I7 42% At work 15% home 3% Internet cafe 21% PC office/satellite office 12% Other: Please specify 6% Total 6881

I8: How long do you travel to access the internet using your typical transport method (one-way trip)? Less than one hour I8 74% One to two hours 14% From two to four hours 8% Four to eight hours 3% More than eight hours 1% Total 6597

Percent of Volunteers Traveling to/from Internet Connection in One Day (I9) by Travel Time (I8) I9 Can you travel to your internet connection and back to your site in the same day assuming you use the internet for no more than two hours? Yes I8 How long do you travel to access the internet using your typical transport method (one-way trip)? Less than one hour One to two hours From two to four hours Four to eight hours More than eight hours Total 79% 14% 6% 1% 0% 100% No 5% 10% 34% 39% 12% 100% Total 4779 908 543 217 59 6506

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Number of Volunteers Traveling to/from Internet Connection in One Day (I9) by Travel Time (I8) I9 Can you travel to your internet connection and back to your site in the same day assuming you use the internet for no more than two hours? Yes I8 How long do you travel to access the internet using your typical transport method (one-way trip)? Less than one hour One to two hours From two to four hours Four to eight hours More than eight hours Total 4754 863 384 37 3 6041 No 25 45 159 180 56 465 Total 4779 908 543 217 59 6506

I10: To what extent do the following create stress and/or emotional health issues for you?

Exceptionally stressful Cultural issues Dealing with violence in country such as domestic violence or civil unrest Health/medical problems Issues involving family, friends, loved ones outside of the country Isolation/loneliness Local language Primary assignment activities Romantic relationships in-country Interactions with other Volunteers Interactions with PC staff Safety and security Working with counterparts/community partners 6% 4% 6% 3% 1% 2% 2% 5% 3% 5% 4% 4%

Considerably stressful 14% 9%

Moderately stressful 36% 20%

Minimally stressful 36% 35%

Not at all stressful 10% 33%

NA/ Missing 62 958

Total Responses 6836 5940

10% 13%

25% 26%

41% 38%

21% 19%

236 176

6662 6722

14% 14% 18% 8% 4% 5% 4% 16%

27% 32% 35% 19% 12% 14% 15% 33%

36% 36% 31% 31% 36% 37% 42% 33%

17% 14% 10% 39% 47% 41% 38% 13%

120 83 113 2116 94 90 96 89

6778 6815 6785 4782 6804 6808 6802 6809

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I11: Please mark all of the typical ways in which you cope with stress. % Using This PCV Responses Talk with friends and family in the U.S. Pursue personal hobbies/interests Talk with PCVs outside my community Participate in sports/exercise Leave community for a time Talk with co-workers or friends who are not PCVs Talk with PCVs in my community Get involved in other projects Meditate Talk with my host family Pray Talk with Peace Corps in-country staff Talk with PC Volunteer Leaders or 3rd year Volunteers Participate in other activities Talk with Peer Support Network (PSN/VSN) Talk with someone else Talk with PC Counseling and Outreach Unit (formerly Office of Special Services) Attend individual/group counseling Total *Percents total to more than 100% since Volunteers were asked to "mark all that apply." 127 2% 6634 5409 5192 4952 4365 3995 3107 2859 2595 1657 1639 1347 1099 744 611 512 331 137 Stress Reducer 82% 78% 75% 66% 60% 47% 43% 39% 25% 25% 20% 17% 11% 9% 8% 5% 2% Total PCVs Responding

I11: When asked about ways of coping with stress, Volunteers who answered "No stress" I have some stress I11.NOSTRESS 97% I have "No stress" 3% Total 6898

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I12: How long does it take you to reach the nearest Peace Corps Volunteer (other than your spouse, if applicable) by your typical transport method (e.g., walking, bicycle, bus, etc.)? 0-15 minutes I12 30% 16-30 minutes 19% 31-60 minutes 24% 61-120 minutes 17% More than 2 hours 9% Total 6870

I13: How often do you see other Corps Volunteers (not including spouse, if applicable)? Several times a Daily I13 7% week 14% Weekly 27% Every 2 weeks 25% Monthly 19% Less than once a month 8% Total 6876

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Overall Assessment of Peace Corps Service

This section reports Volunteers’ level of satisfaction with their Peace Corps service and their expectations about completing their service.
J1: How personally rewarding do you find your--? Not at all Overall Peace Corps service Primary assignment Secondary/community service activities Experiences with other Volunteers Work with counterparts/community partners Experiences with other host country individuals Community involvement 0% 4% 3% 1% 3% 1% 2% Minimally 5% 17% 10% 8% 13% 6% 10% Adequately 23% 34% 32% 25% 35% 26% 32% Considerably 41% 31% 37% 39% 34% 40% 36% Exceptionally 31% 15% 18% 27% 15% 28% 20% Total 6870 6863 6789 6860 6857 6861 6816

J2: Today, would you still make the same decision to join the Peace Corps? No J2 1% Probably not 3% Possibly 9% Probably 20% Definitely 67% Total 6871

J3: Would you recommend Peace Corps service to others you think are qualified? No J3 1% Probably not 2% Possibly 11% Probably 20% Definitely 66% Total 6875

J4: Do you intend to complete your Peace Corps service? No J4 1% Not sure 3% Yes 74% Might extend 22% Total 6876

J5: Would your host country benefit most if the Peace Corps program was---? Discontinued/Phased out J5 4% Reduced 5% Refocused/redesigned 46% Maintained as is 25% Expanded 20% Total 6847

NOTE: Paper survey question was "Would your host country benefit most if your primary project were--?" instead of "Would your host country benefit most if the Peace Corps program was---?"

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K.

Background Information

This section reports on the age and gender of all respondents.

K1: What is your age? 20-29 AGE3grp 83% 30-49 10% 50+ 7% Total 6808

K2: What is your gender? Female GENDER 62% Male 38% Total 6741

Other demographic tables are available upon request

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APPENDIX PEACE CORPS 2011 ANNUAL VOLUNTEER SURVEY INSTRUMENT (QUESTIONNAIRE)

2011 Annual Volunteer Survey (AVS)
The Annual Volunteer Survey is your chance to tell us about your life as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Your views and experiences are important to us and will be used by Director Williams, your country director, your post staff, and many others at Peace Corps’ headquarters to improve our ability to meet the needs of the communities in which you serve and to enrich your experience as a Volunteer. The 2011 AVS will take about 45 minutes to complete. When you take the environmentally friendly online AVS rather than completing a paper survey, your responses instantly become part of the global dataset with no risk of delay or loss in the mail. Your candid answers to each of the survey topics will provide a more accurate picture of all areas of your service, so please be sure to complete the entire survey. Your anonymous responses will be combined and reported with other Volunteer responses at your post. Key global results will be publicly released as part of Peace Corps’ performance monitoring and assessment process. Volunteers may request a summary of the 2011 AVS results from their country director as of November 1, 2011.

A. Basic Information About You
1. Country: __________________ 2. Are you a: O Currently serving Peace Corps Volunteer at site one month or more – PLEASE CONTINUE O Currently serving Peace Corps Volunteer at site less than one month – DELAY AVS UNTIL ONE FULL MONTH AT SITE O Trainee (not yet sworn in) – PLEASE DELAY AVS UNTIL YOU ARE SWORN IN AND AT SITE ONE FULL MONTH O Peace Corps Response Volunteer at site one+ months – PLEASE TAKE THE SEPARATE ONLINE RESPONSE SURVEY O Other, please specify: ____________________________________________________________________ 3. In what year and month did you ARRIVE in your current host country? O Before January 2009 In 2010 in: O January O February O March O April O May O June O July O August O September O October O November O December In 2011 in: O January O February O March O April O May O June O July

In 2009 in: O January O February O March O April O May O June O July O August O September O October O November O December

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4. Please select your project from the following list: O O O 1st Project listed here 2nd Project listed here, etc. Other, please specify: __________________________________________________________

B. Preparing for the Peace Corps
1. What prompted you to apply to the Peace Corps (PC)? Mark all that apply. O O O O O O O O O Advertisement O Newspaper or magazine article AmeriCorps service O Peace Corps website Book about Peace Corps O Presentation by returned PC Volunteer Family member/s who served in the Peace Corps O Prior overseas experience Friends/co-workers/class mates O Returned/current PC Volunteer you know PC campus or community information session O School advisor or mentor Peace Corps material in the mail O Social media network/website (Facebook, etc) Peace Corps recruiter O Television or radio news story Other, please specify:_________________________________________________________________

2. How important to you were the following factors when you accepted your Peace Corps assignment? Somewhat Important NA Important a. Different culture O O O O b. Work experience O O O O c. Help others O O O O d. International experience O O O O e. Language O O O O f. Personal growth O O O O g. U. S. job market O O O O h. Serve my country O O O O i. Travel/adventure O O O O j. Other O O O O Please specify “Other”:_________________________________________________________________ Not Important 3. How helpful were the following pre-departure materials and activities provided/suggested by Peace Corps? Not Helpful O O O O O O O Somewhat Helpful O O O O O O O Very Helpful O O O O O O O Did not use/ NA O O O O O O O
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a. Peace Corps website information b. Volunteer Assignment Description c. Volunteer Core Expectations d. Welcome Book (on your country) e. Emails from the Country Desk f. Conference call with PC staff in-country g. Peace Corps social media (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)

Did not use/ Somewhat Not Helpful Helpful Very Helpful NA h. Peace Corps country-specific website O O O O i. Contact with current Volunteers O O O O j. Language resources O O O O k. Videos O O O O l. Other O O O O Please specify “Other”:_____________________________________________________________________ 4. Upon departure for your host country, to what extent did your use of Peace Corps-provided pre-departure materials and activities prepare you for ---? Not at all O O O O O O O O Somewhat O O O O O O O O Very O O O O O O O O

a. Learning a new language b. Adjusting to new living conditions c. Understanding your Volunteer assignment d. Peace Corps mission and goals e. Safety and security f. Adapting to a new culture g. Peace Corps rules and regulations h. Understanding what is expected of you

5. What other pre-departure materials/training activities might have been helpful to you in preparing for your service? Please provide up to three responses.

1._________________________________________________________________________________ 2._________________________________________________________________________________ 3._________________________________________________________________________________
6. Prior to your Peace Corps service, what best describes how long you have lived or studied in another country? Never lived/studied overseas O Less than one month O One to three months O Four to eleven months O One year or more O

7. How prepared for Peace Corps service did you feel when you arrived in-country? Not at all O Minimally O Adequately O Considerably O Exceptionally O

C. Your Peace Corps Activities
The term “primary assignment” refers to work that is part of an overall project plan designed by your host country partners and in-country Peace Corps staff. The term “secondary project/community service activities” refers to activities other than your primary project’s work activities.

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1. Which of the following best describes the focus of your primary assignment work? Mark only one. O Agriculture/fish/livestock O Agroforestry O Business education/advising O Community development O English teaching O Environmental education O Forestry/parks O Health extension O Other education O HIV/AIDS O Teacher training O Information & communications O Urban & regional planning/ technology (ICT) municipal development O Math/science teaching O Water and sanitation O NGO development O Youth development O Other:____________________________________________

2. Are you a Master’s International (MI) Volunteer? O No O Yes 3. Which of the following activities does your primary assignment work include? Mark all that apply. O Infectious diseases (AIDS, malaria, etc) O Rural development O Information and communications O Sports/fitness technology (ICT) O Urban/Municipal development O Library development O Volunteerism/Mobilizing O Literacy HCNs to volunteer (V2) (production/marketing) O Microenterprise development O Water and sanitation O English teaching O Natural resources management O Work force development O Environment work O NGO work O Working with the disabled O Gender equity/empowerment (WID/GAD) O Nutrition education O Working with special groups (elderly, ethnic minorities, etc) O Girls’ education O Paul D. Coverdell World Wise O Household food security Schools O Working with youth O Income generation O Renewable energy (cookstoves, etc) O Other: ________________________________________________________ O Arts O Biodiversity conservation O Business advising O Child, maternal, and neonatal health O Community food security 4. How many hours do you spend on your primary assignment work during an average work week? _____Hours per average work week on primary assignment activities 5. Which of the following do your secondary project/community service activities include? Mark all that apply or “No secondary/community service activities.” O Arts O Biodiversity conservation O Business advising O Child, maternal, and neonatal health O Community food security O Infectious diseases (AIDS, malaria, etc) O Rural development O Information and communications O Sports/fitness technology (ICT) O Urban/Municipal development O Library development O Volunteerism/ Mobilizing O Literacy HCNs to volunteer (V2) (production/marketing) O Microenterprise development O Water and sanitation O English teaching O Natural resources management O Work force development O Environment work O NGO work O Working with the disabled O Gender equity/empowerment (WID/GAD) O Nutrition education O Working with special groups (elderly, ethnic minorities, etc) O Girls’ education O Paul D. Coverdell World Wise O Household food security Schools O Working with youth O Income generation O Renewable energy (cookstoves, etc) O No secondary/community O Other: ________________________________________________________ service activities

6. How many hours do you spend on secondary project/community service activities during an average work week? _____Hours per average work week on secondary/community service activities
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D. Training for Your Peace Corps Assignment
1. In total, how many weeks of Pre-Service Training (PST) did you have before you were sworn in? _______ weeks (Please estimate and round to the nearest whole number if needed) 2. Please evaluate your Pre-Service Training (PST) effectiveness in preparing you to: a. Manage cultural differences b. Deal with adjustment issues c. Work with counterparts/community partners d. Use language needed in work/interactions e. Perform technical aspects of your work f. Work on your project goals and objectives g. Conduct a participatory community needs assessment (e.g., PACA) h. Monitor/evaluate project goals and outcomes i. Maintain your physical health j. Maintain your mental/emotional health k. Maintain your personal safety and security l. Identify the unique gender needs of women, girls, men, and boys (WID/GAD)
Not Effective O O O O O O O O O O O O Poor O O O O O O O O O O O O Adequate Effective O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O Very Effective O O O O O O O O O O O O NA/No training O O O O O O O O O O O O

3. Since you were sworn in, how many days of Peace Corps-sponsored training have you had? _______ days (please estimate if needed to the nearest whole number) 4. Please evaluate the effectiveness of your Peace Corps’ In-Service Training (IST) in preparing you to: IST includes any training other than PST (e.g., Reconnect, technical IST, project management leadership conferences, sector conferences, Mid-Service conferences, and other post-sponsored workshops, conferences, and training)
Not Effective O O O O O O O O O O O O Poor O O O O O O O O O O O O Adequate Effective O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O Very Effective O O O O O O O O O O O O NA/No Training O O O O O O O O O O O O

a. Manage cultural differences b. Deal with adjustment issues c. Build and strengthen working relationships with counterparts/community partners d. Use language needed in work/interactions e. Perform technical aspects of your work f. Work on your project goals and objectives g. Conduct a participatory community needs assessment (e.g., PACA) h. Monitor/evaluate project goals and outcomes i. Maintain your physical health j. Maintain your mental/emotional health k. Maintain your personal safety and security l. Meet the unique gender needs of women, girls, men, and boys (WID/GAD)

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5. Please list up to three other types of training, in addition to Peace Corps-provided training (including PST and IST), would be most helpful to you in your primary assignment work. Please include both the topic and the mode of training (e.g., online, classroom, video, etc.) that would be most useful to you. 1.__________________________________________________________________________________ 2.__________________________________________________________________________________ 3.__________________________________________________________________________________ 6. How well can you communicate in the language used by most local people in your community? Not at all O Poorly O Adequately O Well O Very well O

7. In general, how prepared do you feel today to meet the challenges of Peace Corps service? Not at all O Minimally O Adequately O Considerably O Exceptionally O

E. Your Goals and Impact
1. To what extent does your work for your primary project--?
Not at all Minimally Adequately Considerably Exceptionally NA

a. Meet the objectives of the project plan b. Build local capacity for sustainability (Peace Corps Goal 1) c. Involve local people in planning and implementing activities d. Complement other local development activities e. Transfer skills to host country individuals and organizations (Peace Corps Goal 1) f. Mobilize host country individuals to volunteer/ Volunteerism (V2) g. Help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served (Peace Corps Goal 2) h. Help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans (Peace Corps Goal 3) i. Meet the unique gender needs of women, girls, men, and boys (Gender equity and empowerment/WID/GAD)

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2. Overall, in all of your activities and interactions, how effective are you in transferring knowledge and skills to help the following build their capacities?
Not at all Minimally Adequately Considerably Exceptionally NA

a. Your counterpart/community partner b. Your host institution/organization c. An organization other than your host institution d. Members of your host community e. Other Peace Corps Volunteers f. Other: _______________________________

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3. To what extent is your work effective in transferring skills and building capacity?
Not at all Minimally O O Adequately O O Considerably Exceptionally O O O O

a. Primary assignment b. Secondary/Community service activities

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4. Please provide a detailed comment to explain your answers above about the effectiveness of your work.
_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

5. Based on all of your activities and interactions with host country nationals, to what extent have host country individuals gained a better understanding of Americans? Not at all O Minimally O Adequately O Considerably O Exceptionally O Too early to tell O

6. Peace Corps’ Third Goal is to “help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.” In which of the following Third-Goal activities, including your contact with family and friends, have you participated during your Peace Corps service? Mark all that apply or “No involvement in Third-Goal activities.” O O O O O O O O O O O O O Participation in the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise School/Correspondence Match program (CWWS/CM) Electronic updates, stories and/or photos to inform Americans about your host country Hard copy/paper updates, stories, or photos to inform Americans about your host country Hosting American visitors (friends, family or others) Peace Corps Week activities Letter exchange (other than CWWS/CM) Personal website or blog to inform Americans about your host country Podcasting, creating a slide show or video that was posted online Posting to the Peace Corps Digital Library Posting through social media such as Facebook, Twitter or other social media While on home leave, speaking at a school or to a community group Other: ___________________________________________________________________________ No involvement in Third-Goal activities
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7. Based on your activities and interactions (e.g., in person and through electronic communications) with Americans during your Peace Corps service, to what extent have Americans gained a better understanding of the people of your host country? Not at all O Minimally O Adequately O Considerably O Exceptionally O Too early to tell O

F. Peace Corps Support
1. When you arrived at your community, how prepared for your arrival were the host country people with whom you would be working? Not at all O Minimally O Adequately O Considerably O Exceptionally O

2. To what extent is your country director aware of Volunteer issues and concerns through interactions with Volunteers? Not at all O Minimally O Adequately O Considerably O Exceptionally O

3. How satisfied are you with the health care you received from your PCMO(s)? Not at all
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4. How satisfied are you with the following support provided by in-country Peace Corps staff? Please mark one response for each item. I am satisfied with in-country PC staff support for: a.Administrative/logistical b.Cross-cultural c. Emotional d. Feedback on my work reports e.Job assignment f. Language learning g.Medical h.Monitoring/evaluating project goals i. Project specific technical skills j. Safety and security k.Site selection/preparation
Not at all Minimally Adequately Considerably Exceptionally NA

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5. Are you aware of services available from the following Peace Corps offices/staff? No O O O Yes O American Diversity Program [advice and guidance on Volunteer rights and responsibilities with regard to discrimination and harassment (sexual and non-sexual)] O Counseling and Outreach Unit/formerly Office of Special Services [support for the emotional resiliency and well-being of Volunteers and staff] O Office of Volunteer Support ‘s link to headquarters’ medical quality improvement unit (xxxxxxxxxx@peacecorps.gov) [for non-urgent concerns about Volunteer healthcare]

6. What level of support have you received from post staff to help you cope with stress from living and working in your community? Mark only one. I received: O NA / I have no need for support to cope with stress from living and working in my community O Exceptional support O Considerable support O Adequate support O Minimal support O No support 7. How satisfied are you with your interaction (e.g., contact through in-person visits at post/your site, telephone calls, emails, texting, etc.) with post staff in terms of the following three topics? Responsiveness to my Providing useful My comfort level issues information discussing issues Not Not Not Satisfied Satisfied N/A Satisfied Satisfied N/A Satisfied Satisfied N/A O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O

a. Country Director b. PTO/DPT (Director of Programming and Training) c. APCD/Program Manager d. PCMO e. Safety & Security Coordinator f. Training Manager g. Dir Management & Operations (formerly Admin Officer/AO) h. Administrative Staff

8. In the last 12 months, which of the following Peace Corps representatives visited you at your site? Mark all that apply or “No Peace Corps representative has visited my site.” O O O O O O Country Director O APCD/Program Manager O Safety & Security Coordinator O Director of Management & Operations (AO) O PC Volunteer Leader (regional, technical, etc) O No Peace Corps representative has visited my site PTO/DPT (Director of Programming and Training) PCMO Training Manager Administrative Staff Other :_______________________

9. What is your preferred method to communicate with your Peace Corps office? Mark only one choice. O O O Cell phone calls Cell phone text messages (SMS) Emails O O O Letters/postal service Landline telephone at residence or work Landline telephone not at residence or work
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O

In-person visits

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Other:___________________________________________

10. What area of staff support would you most like to see improved? Please describe.

_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
11. Are you enrolled in the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools/Correspondence Match (CWWS/CM) program?
O O O O Don’t know about the CWWS/CM program I am not enrolled in the CWWS/CM program I am enrolled and actively participating in CWWS/CM program I am enrolled but not actively participating for the following reason(s): Mark all that apply. O O O O O O O Cost of communication (Internet/mail) is a financial burden Took too long to get a match Never heard from teacher Infrequently heard from teacher Not a very interesting project Took too much time away from other projects Other:____________________________________________________________________

12. How well informed are you about the following opportunities for returned Volunteers? Not informed O O O O O Somewhat informed O O O O O Well informed O O O O O

a. Peace Corps Response b. Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program c. Noncompetitive eligibility d. RPCV Career Center in Washington, D.C. e. Returned Volunteer Services

G. Your Safety and Security
Your answers will help us better support the personal safety of Volunteers. Your AVS responses are completely confidential, and you do not have to answer any questions. This section asks crime-related questions and provides shortened versions of the crime definitions used by the Office of Safety and Security. Your responses will be grouped with the responses from other Volunteers at your post and treated in a confidential manner. If you would like additional Peace Corps support, please refer to the contact information provided in this section.

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1. How safe do you feel…? Very unsafe O O O O Less than Adequately More than adequately safe safe adequately safe O O O O O O O O O O O O Very safe O O O O

a. Where you live b. Where you work c. When you travel in-country d. In the city where the main PC office is located

2. Have you encountered insensitive comments or behavior towards you based on your race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression from any of the following people? Yes No NA a. Host/home stay family member(s) O O O b. Community member(s) O O O c. Other Volunteer(s) O O O d. Peace Corps staff in-country O O O e. Counterpart/community partner O O O f. Other:______________________________________________________________ 3. Please answer the following questions about any discrimination/harassment you experienced in your host country during the past 12 months. Questions on sexual harassment follow. • If you have not experienced/reported discrimination/harassment, enter 0 in the shaded spaces. • Where appropriate, indicate the person/s responsible for the discrimination/harassment. Have You Experienced Discrimination/Harassment?
Discrimination/ harassment based on: a. Age b. Being an American c. Disability d. Gender e. Race/color f. Religion g. Sexual orientation h. Gender identity and expression Number of times in the last 12 months in your host country that you: Experienced

Person/s Responsible for Discrimination/Harassment
Peace Corps staff O O O O O O O O Host country family member Other O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O

Counterpart, Someone you supervisor, co-worker Reported to know PC Stranger (not PC) (not PC) O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O

Peace Corps Volunteer O O O O O O O O

If you would like additional support regarding your experiences with discrimination/harassment, please consider contacting Safety and Security Coordinator, Peace Corps Medical Officer, Country Director, and/or: American Diversity Program Office of the Director/Peace Corps (###) ###-#### xxxx@peacecorps.gov

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4. On average, how many times during a month do you experience sexual comments, jokes, gestures, looks or other non-physical sexual harassment? None O 1-5 O 6-10 O 11-20 O 21-60 O More than 60 times a month O

5. How stressful is it when you experience sexual comments, jokes, gestures, looks or other non-physical sexual harassment? Not applicable/ no experiences O Not at all stressful O Minimally stressful O Moderately stressful O Very stressful O

6. Please answer the following questions for any of the following crimes you experienced in your host country during the past 12 months. Please refer to the crime definitions provided below, as needed and mark all that apply. • In the shaded spaces, please enter 0 if you have not experienced/reported the crime. • Please indicate the person/s responsible for the crime/s where appropriate. Experiencing Crime
Number of times in the last 12 months in your host country that you: ExperReported ienced to PC Type of Offender/s Counterpart, Someone you supervisor, co-worker know (not PC) (not PC) Stranger
O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O

Type of Crime

Peace Corps Volunteer
O O O O O O O O O O O O

Peace Corps staff
O O O O O O O O O O O O

Host country family member
O O O O O O O O O O O O

Other
O O O O O O O O O O O O

a. Theft b. Stalking c. Burglary – No assault d. Other physical assault e. Other sexual assault f. Burglary with assault g. Major physical assault h. Aggravated assault i. Robbery j. Major sexual assault k. Attempted rape l. Rape

CRIME DEFINITIONS: Theft: taking/attempting to take away your property or cash without involving force or illegal entry, e.g. pick-pocketing. Stalking: repeated unwanted harassment and continual attention by an individual including: damaging property, issuing direct or indirect threats, repeatedly sending unwanted gifts, online stalking. Burglary - No assault: unlawful or forcible entry of residence which usually, but not always, involves theft.
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Other physical assault: aggressive contact that does not require you to use substantial force to escape and results in no injury or only minor injury. Other sexual assault: unwanted or forced touching, fondling, groping, or kissing of your breasts, genitals, mouth, buttocks, or anus, or made you touch them. Burglary with assault: unlawful or forcible entry of residence accompanied by Other Sexual Assault or aggressive contact which results in no injury or only minor injury. Major physical assault: aggressive contact requiring you to use substantial force to disengage the offender or contact which resulted in major bodily injury, including an injury needing less than two days in hospital, x-rays, or suturing. Aggravated assault: attack or threat of attack with a weapon in a manner capable of inflicting severe bodily injury or death, or without a weapon when severe bodily injury results. Robbery: taking or attempting to take anything of value by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting you in fear of immediate harm. Major sexual assault: forcible removal of your or the offender’s clothes, or sexual touching of either you or the offender that included one of the following: use of a weapon, physical injury to you, or your use of substantial force to disengage the offender. Attempted rape: unsuccessful attempt to force you to have sexual intercourse or perform/receive oral sex, anal sex, or penetration by a finger or object without your consent and/or against your will (including if you were unable to give consent). Rape: forced sexual intercourse or forcing you to perform/receive oral sex, anal sex, or penetration by a finger or object without your consent and/or against your will (including if you were unable to give consent). 7. If you experienced and reported any crime other than theft to the Peace Corps, please answer the following questions. Please skip to the next section if you did not report any crime to Peace Corps, or the only crime you experienced was theft. No a. Did you feel post staff treated you in a compassionate manner during and after you reported the crime(s)? b. Did post staff seem professional in their response? c. Were your legal options explained to you following your report of the incident(s)? d. Were your counseling options explained to you following your report of the incident(s)? e. Were your medical options explained to you following your report of the incident(s)? f. Do you feel Peace Corps maintained your confidentiality during this process? O O O O O O Somewhat O O O O O O Yes O O O O O O NA O O O O O O

8. Do you have any other comments to clarify or explain your answers to the above matrix of questions? ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________
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9.

If you did not report your experience(s) with crime, please explain your reason(s) for not reporting. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________
If you would like to talk further with someone about your experiences or concerns, please consider contacting your Safety and Security Coordinator, Peace Corps Medical Officer, Country Director, and/or the following Peace Corps offices for additional support:

Peace Corps Victim’s Advocate Office of the Director/Peace Corps: xxxxxxxxxxxx@peacecorps.gov (###) ###-####

Counseling and Outreach Unit Volunteer Support/ Peace Corps xxxx@peacecorps.gov (###) ###-####

H. HIV/AIDS Activities
1. How effective was the Peace Corps training you received (PST, IST, and host-country sponsored) in preparing you to undertake your HIV/AIDS activities? Not effective O Poor O Adequate O Effective O Very effective O NA O

2. Which of the following best describes your involvement in HIV/AIDS activities? O O O O HIV/AIDS work is part of my primary assignment. HIV/AIDS work is part of my secondary activities. I have been involved in HIV/AIDS efforts, but not as part of my primary assignment or secondary activities. I have not been involved in any HIV/AIDS related activities--Skip to the next section “Your life in the Peace Corps.”

3. In working with host country individuals or groups, how would you rate the effectiveness of your specific HIV/AIDS activities? Seldom effective O Sometimes effective O Often effective O Almost always effective O Don’t know O

4. Please explain your answer and provide examples or other comments about your work on HIV/AIDS: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________
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I. Your Life in the Peace Corps
1. Please choose the best description of your assigned site. If you live in the capital, mark only that choice. O Outer island (regardless of size) O Village/rural area (pop. under 2,000) O Rural town (pop. 2,000 + to 25,000) O City (pop. over 25,000)–not the capital O Capital of the country 2. Have you lived with a host country individual or family (including living in a family’s compound)? O No, I have never lived with a host country individual or family. O Yes, I lived with a host country individual or family, but only during PST. O Yes, in my community (not during PST). O Yes, both during PST and later in my community. If yes, how long have you lived with a host country individual or family? _____ Months 3. Outside of work, how often do you interact with host country nationals in community/family social events (e.g., family dinners, weddings, funerals, birthdays, or holidays)? Daily O Several times a week O Weekly O Several times a month O Monthly O Less than once a month O

4. How integrated into your community do you feel now? Not at all O Minimally O Adequately O Considerably O Exceptionally O

5. Do you have the following… Never O O …at your worksite? Sometimes Usually O O O O Always O O Never O O …at your residence? Sometimes Usually O O O O Always O O

a. Electricity b. Running water

6. How often do you have access to…? Please select the choice that best describes your typical situation. Less than Daily Weekly Monthly monthly Not at all a. Landline phone O O O O O b. Computer O O O O O c. Internet O O O O O d. Cell phone (calls) O O O O O e. Text messaging O O O O O f. Voice over internet, like SKYPE O O O O O g. Webcam/internet video O O O O O 7. Where do you most frequently connect to the Internet? Mark only one. Your residence O At work O Another person’s home O Internet cafe O PC office/satellite office O Other O

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8. How long do you travel to access the internet using your typical transport method (one-way trip)? Less than one hour O One to two hours O From two to four hours O Four to eight hours O More than eight hours O

9. Can you travel to your internet connection and back to your site in the same day, assuming you use the internet for no more than two hours? O O Yes No

10. To what extent do the following create stress/emotional health issues for you? Factors creating Not at all stress/emotional health issues: stressful a. Cultural issues O b. Dealing with violence in country such O as domestic violence or civil unrest c. Health/medical problems O d. Issues involving family, friends, O loved ones outside of country e. Isolation/loneliness O f. Local language O g. Primary assignment activities O h. Romantic relationships in-country O i. Interactions with other Volunteers O j. Interactions with PC staff O k. Safety and security O l. Working with counterparts/ O community partners Minimally stressful O O O O O O O O O O O O Moderately Considerably Exceptionally stressful stressful stressful O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O NA O O O O O O O O O O O O

m. Other: ____________________________________________________________________________ 11. Please mark the typical ways in which you cope with stress. Please mark all that apply or “No stress.” O No stress (please proceed to the next question) I “talk” with: (i.e., in-person, by phone or email) I do the following: O Co-workers or friends who are not PCVs O Attend individual/group counseling O Friends and family in U.S. O Get involved in other projects O My host family O Leave community for a time O Peace Corps in-country staff O Meditate O Peer Support Network (PSN/VSN) O Participate in sports/exercise O PCVs in my community O Pray O PCVs outside my community O Pursue personal hobbies/interests O PC Volunteer Leaders or 3rd Year Volunteers O Other activity:__________________________ O Counseling and Outreach Unit (formerly Office of Special Services) O Others I talk with:_________________________

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12. How long does it take you to reach the nearest Peace Corps Volunteer (other than your spouse, if applicable) by your typical type of transportation (e.g., walking, bicycle, bus, etc.)? Please estimate your travel minutes and select the most appropriate response. 0-15 minutes O 16-30 minutes O 31-60 minutes O 61-120 minutes O More than 2 hours O

13. How often do you see other Peace Corps Volunteers (not including spouse, if applicable)? O O O O O O Daily Several times a week Weekly Every 2 weeks Monthly Less than once a month

J. Overall Assessment of Your Peace Corps Service
1. How personally rewarding do you find your:
Not at all Minimally Adequately Considerably Exceptionally

a. Overall Peace Corps service b. Primary assignment c. Secondary/community service activities d. Experiences with other Volunteers e. Work with counterparts/ community partners f. Experiences with other host country individuals g. Community involvement

O O O O O O O

O O O O O O O

O O O O O O O

O O O O O O O

O O O O O O O

2. Today, would you still make the same decision to serve with the Peace Corps? No O Probably not O Possibly O Probably O Definitely O

3. Would you recommend Peace Corps service to others you think are qualified? No O Probably not O Possibly O Probably O Definitely O

4. Do you intend to complete your Peace Corps service? No O Not sure O Yes O Might extend O

5. Would your host country benefit the most if the Peace Corps program (PAPER SURVEYS SUBSTITUTED: your primary project) were: Please mark one. Discontinued/Phased out O Reduced O Refocused/redesigned O Maintained as is O Expanded O
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6. How can the Peace Corps better address the needs of your host country?
_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

7. What has been the best aspect of your Peace Corps service?
_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

8. If you have any additional comments that you would like to share, please do so here:
_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

K. Background Information
This information allows us to confirm that the Volunteers responding to the 2011 AVS are representative of the demographic profile of Volunteers in general. 1. Age: ____ 2. Gender: O Female O Male 3. Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please mark only one. O Yes, Hispanic/Latino (Of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race) O No, not Hispanic/Latino

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4. What is your race? Mark as many as apply to indicate what you consider your race. O Asian American O American Indian or Alaska Native O Black or African American O Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander O White O Other 5. What was your marital status at time of joining the Peace Corps? O Single, never married O Married/serving with spouse O Married/serving without spouse O Domestic Partner O Separated O Divorced O Widowed 6. What is the highest educational level completed to date: Please mark only one. O High school diploma or equivalent O Technical school graduate O Community college/Associate’s degree O Bachelor’s degree O Master’s degree O Doctoral degree O Other: Please explain _____________________________ 7. Please enter the date you are scheduled to COS: ____/_____/______ mm/dd/yyyy If you don’t know the day you are scheduled to COS, please enter the day as 01.
Thank you very much for completing the 2011 Annual Volunteer Survey! Your views will contribute to the 2011 AVS post, regional and global reports.

Please return your completed survey as soon as possible to your host country Peace Corps main office, but not later than August 19, 2011. If you prefer to mail it to Peace Corps headquarters yourself, please mail it to:
OSIRP/Peace Corps, Room ####, 1111 20th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20526

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