Update:
Please do not use the Chrome or Edge browsers for downloading and installing the VRF Application

It has been brought to our attention that the Google Chrome browser and Microsoft Edge browser no longer support the Microsoft Silverlight plugin, and Silverlight is essential to have the VRF Application install and run correctly. Volunteers using Windows Operating Systems: Use the Internet Explorer browser to download and install the Silverlight plugin and the VRF Application. Volunteers using MAC Operating Systems: Use the Safari browser to download and install the Silverlight plugin and the VRF Application.

VRF Resources

Download Peace Corps VRF Application Here

  • You'll need Silverlight; if you don't have that (or aren't sure) - GET SILVERLIGHT
  • OPTION 1: To download and install the VRF Application online now:
    • Select your operating system and browser version from the dropdown menus below to see instructions and install the Peace Corps VRF application.
  • OPTION 2: To download the offline application installers:
    • For Windows (Updated October 2016)
      • Save the ZIP file to a USB. Extract all files from the ZIP file. Insert the USB in other Windows computers that are offline. Double-click the "installVRF.bat" (Windows batch file). It will check for Silverlight and install, if necessary. Finally, install the VRF Application.
    • For Mac (Updated October 2016)
      • Save the DMG file to a USB. Insert this USB in other Mac computers that are offline. Double-click the "VRF-3.1.-Offline-MacOS-Installer.dmg"(a Mac Disk Image File). It will check for Silverlight and install it, if necessary. Finally, install the VRF Application.

  1. Download Online Installer (Updated October 2016)
  2. Click Install & Run
  3. In the popup, click Install
  4. The Peace Corps VRF application will open
  1. Download Online Installer (Updated October 2016)
  2. Click Install & Run.
  3. The Peace Corps VRF application will open. 
  1. Download Online Installer (Updated October 2016)
  2. Click Install & Run.
  3. The Peace Corps VRF application will open. 

By default, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Safari 6.1 and later load plug-ins like Silverlight in a sandbox to protect users from possible security exploits in the plug-ins, but this also prevents the Peace Corps VRF application from being installed as designed. Follow these instructions to install the Peace Corps VRF application:

  1. Download Online Installer (Updated October 2016)
  2. Safari > Preferences (to the left of File and Edit on Safari’s top menu)
  3. Select the Security tab
  4. Make sure Allow Plug-ins checkbox is checked
  5. Click Manage Website Settings… button
  6. Select Silverlight in the plug-in list on the left
  7. Click the pull-down next to the files.peacecorps.gov and choose Run in Unsafe Mode
  8. In the alert popup, click Trust
  9. Click the Done button
  10. Close the Preferences panel
  11. Reload the web page (http://files.peacecorps.gov/vrt/2016/install/InstallVRF.htm)
  12. On the VRF page, click the Install & Run button. The VRF application gets added to the Downloads folder but does not run or open.
  13. Open the Downloads folder and CTRL+Click or Right Click on “Peace Corps VRF”. A popup menu will appear.
  14. Select Open. A popup window will appear.
  15. Click Open. The Peace Corps VRF application will open. 

By default, Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and higher (later retro-fitted to Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)) introduced GateKeeper which prevents downloading and installing applications off the Internet, but this also prevents the Peace Corps VRF application from being installed as designed. Follow these instructions to bypass GateKeeper and install the Peace Corps VRF application:

  1. Download Online Installer (Updated October 2016)
  2. Click Install & Run. The VRF application gets added to the Downloads folder but does not run or open.
  3. Open the Downloads folder and CTRL+Click or Right Click on “Peace Corps VRF”. A popup menu will appear.
  4. Select Open. A popup window will appear.
  5. Click Open. The Peace Corps VRF application will open. 

By default, Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and higher (later retro-fitted to Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)) introduced GateKeeper which prevents downloading and installing applications off the Internet, but this also prevents the Peace Corps VRF application from being installed as designed. Follow these instructions to bypass GateKeeper and install the Peace Corps VRF application:

  1. Download Online Installer (Updated October 2016)
  2. Click Install & Run. The VRF application gets added to the Downloads folder but does not run or open.
  3. Open the Downloads folder and CTRL+Click or Right Click on “Peace Corps VRF”. A popup menu will appear.
  4. Select Open. A popup window will appear.
  5. Click Open. The Peace Corps VRF application will open. 

By default, Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and higher (later retro-fitted to Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)) introduced GateKeeper which prevents downloading and installing applications off the Internet, but this also prevents the Peace Corps VRF application from being installed as designed. Follow these instructions to bypass GateKeeper and install the Peace Corps VRF application:

  1. Download Online Installer (Updated October 2016)
  2. Click Install & Run. The VRF application gets added to the Downloads folder but does not run or open.
  3. Open the Downloads folder and CTRL+Click or Right Click on “Peace Corps VRF”. A popup menu will appear.
  4. Select Open. A popup window will appear.
  5. Click Open. The Peace Corps VRF application will open. 
  1. Download Online Installer (Updated October 2016)
  2. Click Install & Run.
  3. The Peace Corps VRF application will open. 

Data Sheets for Standard Indicators

Click on a sector below to see the complete list of standard sector indicators in that sector.

For example, to see the data sheet for AG-001, click on Agriculture. While AG-001 might be included in the project framework of an Environment sector project, it is still an AG Standard Sector Indicator.

*Note: If your project framework includes Standard Sector Indicators from other sectors, go to the other sector's page to access the data sheets. 

More Information

Importance of VRF

Thank you for conscientiously and accurately completing your VRF. At your post, staff will review the information you provide:

  • to assist you in your service and provide you feedback,
  • to assess the progress and planning for their projects, and
  • to report to their stakeholders and partners in country, internationally, and at headquarters.

The information you report via the VRF is an important part of the demonstrable success of Peace Corps.

About VRF

Your Volunteer Report Form (VRF) will typically be sent by email from your APCD or PM, although they might also send it on a USB/thumb drive. It will be titled something like Your_Name_Start_Date_End_Date.vrf. You must complete it and submit it to your APCD or PM (or whoever they designate) by the due date for the reporting period. The Due Date is included on the VRF Start Page when you open it or in the email when it was sent. If no due date is provided, try to submit it as close to the end of the reporting period as possible (the end date of the reporting period is included in the file name and on the VRF Start Page.

Submit VRF

To submit your completed VRF, please attach the completed .VRF file (again, named something like Your_Name_Start_Date_End_Date.vrf) to an email and send it to your APCD or PM (or whoever they designate). Alternatively, if they have agreed to use a USB / thumb drive, send them the USB/thumb drive. 

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