Water and Sanitation Extension
Volunteers work on construction projects and help organize and mobilize communities to provide health and hygiene education.
Depending on your specific assignment, you might:
- Tap springs, construct wells, and build latrines
- Improve or construct potable water storage and distribution facilities
- Conduct community outreach to heighten awareness of water, sanitation, health, and environment issues
- Strengthen technical and management capabilities of local water communities
How do I qualify?
Applicants can qualify with a bachelor's degree in any discipline;
OR one year of full-time construction experience.
Applicants with a degree usually have at least three months of experience in a relevant area or hands-on experience in mechanical repairs, construction, carpentry, or set design.
Applicants without a degree should have at least one year of work experience in construction, masonry, carpentry, or plumbing. Competitive applicants will have three to five years experience as mentioned above.
All applicants should have excellent physical stamina and be interested in hands-on work.
How will this advance my career?
Through serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, you can gain fluency in a foreign language, international experience, and cross-cultural understanding, attributes that are highly sought-after assets in today's global economy. Experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in public health is valued by numerous organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Public Health Service, and many private companies and nongovernmental organizations seeking individuals with unique skills. Find out how returned Peace Corps Volunteers receive advantages in federal employment.
Also See: Volunteer Benefits
Last updated Jan 30 2014