Albania

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About

At the invitation of governments around the world, Peace Corps Volunteers work alongside community members on locally prioritized projects that build relationships, promote knowledge exchange, and make a lasting and measurable impact. Through a formal intergovernmental agreement signed in 1992, Peace Corps Volunteers started working with organizations, municipalities, and schools in Albania to help meet the diverse needs of their communities and to strengthen the peace and friendship between the United States and Albania. To this day, the three original goals of Peace Corps remain the same:

  • To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women;
  • To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served;
  • To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Following an intensive 11-week training, Peace Corps Volunteers in Albania serve for two years in one community in one of three programs, two of which are based in schools and one of which is based in local non-governmental organizations or municipalities.

PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS WORKING IN SCHOOLS

Volunteers in Albania support primary and secondary schools in the following two programs:

English Education

When Volunteers are supporting English Education in their host school and community, they collaborate with the English language teachers and conduct the following activities:

  • Use of co-teaching approaches for planning and presenting English language lessons, as well as promoting gender equity;
  • Creating opportunities for practicing and improving English language skills;
  • Supporting extracurricular activities for English, Youth, and leadership skills development;
  • Implementing school facilities improvement projects; and
  • Providing non-formal English education to community members.

Youth Health and Wellbeing Education

When Volunteers are working in host schools and communities on youth health and wellbeing, they collaborate with teachers and other staff in the school on:

  • Increase the knowledge and skills of children and youth to improve their health and well-being through health and life skills education;
  • Increase the capacity of school-based staff to provide health and life skills education; and
  • Develop and increase collaboration with service providers and community partners to effectively support the health and well-being of children and youth.

PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS WORKING IN NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES

Organizational Development Volunteers focus on supporting local communities and organizations to effectively manage sustainable community development. Volunteers work to advance the contributions of organizations and community groups as identified by community needs. Volunteers and their local counterparts work alongside each other to achieve the following objectives:

  • Strengthening the capacity of organizations to improve the services they offer.
  • Empowering community groups, organizations, and individuals to effectively manage community development.
  • Advancing the capacity of organizations to offer professional development and civic engagement opportunities for community members.

Peace Corps Albania and Montenegro will have a new group of American Volunteers ready to offer their skills and talents and collaborate with schools, municipalities, NGOs, or youth centers throughout Albania each year. We invite all those who are interested to apply for a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Check out our annual report in English to learn more:

The Peace Corps Albania and Montenegro offers a variety of full-time staff and contractor opportunities. To view a current list of all available vacant positions at Peace Corps Albania and to apply, please click at the link below:

https://www.peacecorps.gov/albania/contracts/