The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 235,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in places where they are needed most.
As a Coastal Resource Management (CRM) Community Outreach Facilitator, your assignment is to work with local governments either at a municipal or provincial level. Under the Republic Act 7160 (Local Government Code), local government units have the mandate to manage the coastal and marine resources.
Depending on the priorities of the local government unit, Volunteers work in one or more of the following components:
1) Environmental Education
2) Participatory Coastal Resource Assessment
3) Marine Protected Area Management
4) Capacity Building of Fisherfolk Organization
5) Policy Advocacy
6) Alternative Livelihood
Many Volunteers spend the majority of their time in dealing with the political dynamics of the local governments in order for the CRM program to be well implemented. Skills working with people and organizations are equally, if not more, important than technical skills in this project. In the Philippines, you need to establish relationships with your work partners and community members and earn their trust before you can begin your work in environmental education or technical CRM areas. As a result, CRM Volunteers need good people skills and experience or interest in doing community organizing.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Training
Subject to criminal background check