Projects in Georgia
Community Economic Development
Volunteers help individuals and organizations strengthen their capacity to develop sustainable projects, manage their resources, and collaborate with others to achieve their mission and benefit the community. Volunteers serve in governmental, non-profit, and civil society development organizations, exchanging skills with their counterparts and developing projects based on the local need. A special effort is made to place Volunteers in underserved communities and organizations that serve Internally Displaced People, women, youth, and other vulnerable groups.
Volunteers conduct activities such as:
• Trainings for organization members, adults, and youth in Project Design and Management, budgeting, strategic planning, leadership, and financial literacy.
• Developing grant proposal processes, capacity assessments, strategic plans, and public relations materials for organizations.
• Assisting with development of sustainable social entrepreneurship activities.
Education Volunteers help youth, teachers, and other community members gain access to personal, professional, and academic opportunities through English language learning and critical skills development. They are placed in public schools in towns and villages across the country with a focus on reaching geographically remote areas and socially or economically vulnerable populations, including internally displaced persons or ethnic minorities.
Volunteers work collaboratively with teachers to incorporate communicative and interactive approaches in English teaching that encourage critical and creative thinking, gender sensitivity and teamwork; and increase confidence and motivation in youth. They also have the opportunity to organize projects and activities such as after school English, reading, fitness, and eco clubs; youth summer camps; and teacher workshops in regional centers.
Peace Corps Response
The Peace Corps Response program brings in Volunteers with significant experience and technical skills to serve in short-term assignments ranging from six to twelve months. The program adds specialized technical skills to support the English Education and Individual and Organizational Development projects and Cross Sector Programming Priorities of Peace Corps. Response Volunteers and their Georgian partners work on a variety of activities that support the specific development needs of individuals and organizations across the country to build human and organizational capacity.
Peace Corps Response Volunteers conduct activities such as:
• Designing management, fundraising, communication, organizational strategies, and action plans;
• Helping government or non-governmental organizations in improving internal management, planning, grant proposal development processes for the organizations;
• Training organization members in strategic planning, fundraising, communications, usage of modern technologies, time management, project management, and other skills;
• Supporting universities, vocational education colleges, Education Resource Centers in improving English Language Education programs and English skills of students, teachers and community members;
• Training teachers in improving teaching practices and professional skills.