No Award

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Speaking Out: January 23, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Speaking Out (1 of 5) : Archive of Stories: November 1, 2005: Headlines: Speaking Out: Awards: Humor: Peace Corps: Peace Corps establishes awards for top Peace Corps Volunteers : No Award

By johnedelson ( - on Monday, November 21, 2005 - 8:04 am: Edit Post

My advice: the administration should give the award to "All Americans who choose to serve in the peace Corps". There is no reason for awards for serving volunteers.

For RPCVs who continue to promote the agency, the concept, their insights and their projects - - I'd say yes.

john RPCV 80 Cameroon

By Colleen Clark ( - on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 2:15 pm: Edit Post

No awards. Volunteers are all trying to do their best, or should be. Others should resign and go home.
What would the criteria be anyway? Who would judge? How would such "competition" not undermine morale?
Bad idea.

English teacher, Turkey, 1964-66

By Joe Ciuffini ( on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 7:36 am: Edit Post

No awards by Peace Corps; awards by rpcv groups at a local level for real third goal activities.

Awards are great if you believe you are under appreciated and have no satisfaction in the job. I doubt either of these are true for a successful

Math/Shop Teacher, Ethiopia 1964-66
Joe Ciuffini

By Geri Critchley ( - on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 9:19 am: Edit Post

Government awards do not fit with Peace Corps service.

Sargent Shriver's mantra was "Serve, serve, serve" - not "see if you can get an award."

Peace Corps service is not a competition.

Each PCV knows and feels every day what a privilege it is to have the opportunity to be of service - that is the lasting intrinsic award.

Geri Critchley
RPCV Senegal 71-72

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