Volunteer Resources and Support
A Few Minor Adjustments: A Handbook for Volunteers (ICE M0099)
This handbook provides Volunteers with strategies for successfully integrating into a new community. It covers six adjustments a Volunteer will face: a new country, pre-service training, the settling-in process, a new culture, a new job, and life back in the U.S. Useful tips on dealing with culture shock are included. (Originally a publication of the Office of Special Services, the title became an ICE publication in 2012.)
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Roles of the Volunteer in Development: Toolkits for Building Capacity (ICE T0005)
This publication contains seven booklets, all of which help maximize Peace Corps Volunteers' effectiveness by addressing a different aspect of the capacity-building roles that Volunteers play. Each booklet has a chart delineating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the role described; background readings; and activities designed to increase Volunteers' competence in that capacity. The booklets can be used in self-study or in conjunction with a trainer or other training material.
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Volunteer’s Guide To Community Entry, A: Learning Local Environmental Knowledge (ICE M0071)
This handbook provides Volunteers in any sector with a structured way to learn about the biophysical, economic and social aspects of a host community during pre-service training and the initial months of service. They explore and discover how community members perceive and relate to their local natural resource base and over time increase their understanding of local practices and livelihood strategies to become valuable assets for community development. This is an excellent tool for Volunteers to use in their role as a learner (see related publication, Roles of the Volunteer in Development [ICE No. T0005]).
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Working with Supervisors and Counterparts (ICE T0121)
This resource contains three sections that build on lessons learned by the Peace Corps to develop and enhance Volunteer/supervisor working relationships, and increase the effectiveness of Volunteers, community counterparts, Volunteer supervisors.
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Last updated Apr 16 2012