An open letter to all Ethiopia RPCVs from the Peace Corps

 

Peace Corps is excited to inform you of an opportunity to engage in virtual service. For the past six months, Peace Corps has been testing the feasibility of virtual service with great success.  To date, 100 Virtual Service Pilot Participants (VSPPs) have engaged in virtual service in 20 countries.  Participants and their Host Country Partners report high levels of accomplishment and satisfaction which has prompted Peace Corps to create more opportunities.

The Virtual Service Pilot (VSP) is a distinct opportunity.  Participants in the VSP are not PCVs or PCRVs; rather participants are private citizens who donate their time by engaging virtually to contribute to the mission of the Peace Corps as private citizens while maintaining other commitments such as work or school.

As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) or Returned Peace Corps Response Volunteer (RPCRV) from Ethiopia you are eligible to be considered for the opportunity to engage remotely in activities requested by Host Country Partners in your former country of service as outlined in the opportunities below.

The VSP engagement is expected to take place from approximately mid to late June to mid-December 2021.  Engagements vary from 12-27 weeks with a time commitment of 5-15 hours per week.  The hosting partner is the Ethiopia Ministry of Education.

Please review the following details and FAQs about virtual opportunities requested by partners in your former country of service.

There are only a limited number of positions for virtual service available, and not all who express interest will have the opportunity to participate in the VSP. We will review at least the first 20 expressions of interest that are received for each virtual engagement. If you would like to be considered for any of these virtual opportunities, please submit your expression of interest as soon as possible and no later than Monday, May 31st. Expressions of interest will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact VirtualServicePilot@peacecorps.gov with any questions.

 

 

 

 

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