Thank you for your interest in working with Peace Corps and for your consideration to serve as a counterpart or supervisor for a Peace Corps Volunteer. Peace Corps greatly values its work with education, health and economic development in Uganda and appreciates its long relationship with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Gender and other development partners. The focus of Peace Corps' work is on the development of people, not things—helping people develop the capacity to improve their lives. As a Volunteer's Supervisor or Counterpart you will help to ensure that capacity building happens in your community. The Volunteers will also learn from you about the communities in which they live and work. The Volunteers need your help to be successful as they work with people and institutions in the community. Peace Corps begins the process of development by designing a country program at each post. The process involves people in the host country who will become partners in the development work. Those people help Peace Corps understand the country's needs from the community all the way to the national level. One rule in Peace Corps is that Peace Corps cannot work alone. Work must be done with the participation of host country nationals such as Supervisors and Counterparts. Everyone benefits when people plan together, work together, solve problems together, and learn together. The participation, support, and direction that Supervisors and Counterparts give to Peace Corps Volunteers are very important. This document will help you learn more about Peace Corps and the policies and regulations related to the Volunteer’s assignment. It will also help you and the Volunteer establish a relationship built on understanding and trust.
Whether Volunteers are working in the country or in a city; whether they’re working on beekeeping or in a school, it’s truly a profound experience to become part of another culture. Current Volunteer in Uganda