Friends & RPCVs of Guyana

RPCV Non-Competitive Eligibility

Return Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), upon successful completion of their service, are told that they have “non-competitive eligibility” for federal jobs. Yet when they apply for these federal jobs, this eligibility is often not recognized. So what is this non-competitive eligibility, and how do RPCVs take advantage of it?
The

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Doctors Without Borders

An RPCV from Guyana, now working with MSF (Medical Sans Frontiers) – Doctors Without Borders, sent me this link, describing a typical day on the job.
9:00 AM: Amina, 15 years old, is waiting patiently among hundreds of people. She proceeds for a few meters but she is stopped by

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Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act

On March 1st the Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act (S.732) was introduced into Senate. This legislation contains many of the things that RPCVs and current PCVs in Guyana fought for. I know that in our Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) meetings many of these issues were brought up, some successfully like

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Welcome to FROG!

Welcome to Friends & RPCVs of Guyana’s Blog! I’m excited that we now have this blog up and running on our way to having a full blown website, a big thanks to Scott for all this. As was already mentioned we are on our way to becoming an officially registered

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More Peace Corps volunteers expected for Guyana

The United States Peace Corps said another 33 community health and education volunteers will arrive in the country by May 31.
According to a press release, the group, which has 41 volunteers working in eight regions, celebrated 46 years as an institution yesterday. The group works in collaboration with government

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Introducing Friends & RPCVs of Guyana

I remember sitting in the Peace Corps Guyana office flipping through the roster of RPCV.org’s associate group listings for returned volunteers and thinking “where is Guyana on this thing?” A number of volunteers came to ask themselves that very question and we came to the same conclusion. We better start

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