Georgia

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Projects in Georgia

Community Economic Development

Living and working in small- and medium-sized communities for two years, Individual and Organizational Development (IOD) Volunteers engage across governmental, non-profit, and civil society sectors in Georgia. Equipped with existing knowledge and experience, Volunteers also gain new skills to meet local needs and support underserved communities and organizations that serve women, youth, and vulnerable populations.

Alongside local partners, Volunteers implement such activities as:

  • Training organizational members, adults, and youth in project design and management, budgeting, leadership, digital literacy, English for work, employability skills, and entrepreneurial behaviors.
  • Developing grant proposals, needs and capacity assessments, communications, and public relations materials.
  • Assisting with development of sustainable programs and projects, as well as training in 21st century skills (e.g., critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, technology, flexibility, leadership, initiative, productivity, etc.)

Peace Corps Response recruits Volunteers with significant experience and technical skills to serve in short-term assignments ranging from six to twelve months. Response Volunteers and their Georgian partners work to develop human and organizational capacity within partner organizations and their beneficiaries.

Response Volunteers support Community Economic Development partners by: 

  • Designing management, fundraising, communication, and strategic plans.
  • Training organization members in planning, fundraising, communications, use of technology, time management, project management, and other skills.

Education

English and Youth Engagement (EYE) for the Future Volunteers serve as English teachers in public schools in small towns and villages throughout Georgia with a focus on reaching geographically remote areas and vulnerable populations including internally displaced persons and ethnic minorities.

EYE Volunteers serve for two-years working alongside Georgian English teachers and school and community partners to:

  • Enhance their teaching partners teaching practices and English proficiency through co-planning and co-teaching English classes, model teaching, peer observations, and through leading formal and informal conversation sessions in English.
  • Support students and youth to enhance their English language skills and increase their capacity to become active and employable community members.
  • Initiate and organize after school activities and clubs (e.g., school events, volunteering activities, youth development workshops, etc.) and develop summer youth camps.

Peace Corps Response recruits Volunteers with significant experience and technical skills to serve in short-term assignments ranging from six to twelve months. Response Volunteers and their Georgian partners work to develop human and organizational capacity within partner organizations and their beneficiaries.

Response Volunteers support Georgian Education institutions including universities, vocational education colleges, and education resource centers to: 

  • Develop and improve English language programs and the English language skills of students, teachers. and community members.
  • Train teachers in improving teaching practices and professional skills.