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Peace Corps Nicaragua stories of service.


Job Listings for RPCVs

We know RPCVs make incredible employees. So do these companies.

City Year Seeks RPCVs

City Year is an AmeriCorps program with 28 sites throughout the U.S.; they usually have an array of open positions in many cities and departments (Impact/Programming, Evaluation, Development, Operations, IT, Recruitment, Admissions, etc.).

Job listings for City Year can be found at

Nicaragua RPCV Jamey Applegate (Nica 60 / TEFL) highly suggests checking out City Year positions:

City Year loves Peace Corps; a lot of our AmeriCorps graduates join the Peace Corps and we love hiring RPCVs to fill staff positions.  I’d be more than happy to chat with anyone who has any questions about a specific role, about working at City Year and the culture of the organization, and about applying for a position. – Jamey
japplegate AT

About the organizationAt City Year, we’re working to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need, and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. In doing so, we’re helping to increase graduation rates across the country, and changing the lives of the students we serve.

Through our data-driven approach and by coming together with our partners and schools, City Year is continuing to make a measurable impact in the lives of the students and communities we’re serving, and we’ve got the results to show for it.


Help Educate Seeks RPCVs for 3 Open Positions

Help Educate is seeking RPCVs to take over three positions with the organization. The positions include program coordinator, finance and operations officer, and development director.

For PCVs transitioning out of service or for RPCVs looking to reconnect with their country of service, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to continue having an impact on the country we all called home for two years.

Application Process: Submit your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in this position to David Metres at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until October 1, 2016.

The organization is always looking for enthusiastic people to help with fundraising and getting the word out about Help Educate. If you are interested in getting involved, please email David Metres at

About the organization: Help Educate was founded and is managed by former Peace Corps Volunteers and adheres to the principles of sustainable, localized development. The idea for the nonprofit came about in 2003 when one Peace Corps Volunteer conducted a community needs assessment with his youth group in the farming community of El Jícaro, in northern Nicaragua. The students overwhelmingly prioritized university scholarships as their greatest need. 

In December of 2007, Help Educate was recognized as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, allowing us to accept tax deductible donations.

Help Educate’s founding members are former Peace Corps Volunteers who lived and worked in Nicaraguan communities for two years. From Peace Corps, we learned the power of community and volunteer driven development. Humbled and inspired by the perseverance, generosity, and depth of knowledge of the Nicaraguans we worked with, we work to give the tool of higher education to students who will drive their communities forward.

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