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The Goal: Find every Peace Corps Volunteer and Staff Member
Did you serve in the Peace Corps?
Are you a former Peace Corps staff member?
If yes to either of the above questions, be counted! Help us find the 250,000 Americans who have served or worked for the Peace Corps.
Power in Numbers
Together our voice is:
- louder for advocacy
- stronger for global community projects
- wider for networking to advance Peace Corps values and experiences
Our 2012 Goal:
Find 10,000 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and former Peace Corps staff.
As of June 1 2012, we have found 2,648 RPCVs and former staff. We have also updated the records of 110 other individuals.
Update your information or connect or connect with NPCA for the first time.
Reconnect recently with a long-lost member of your group, or former member of Peace Corps staff? Perhaps you reunited with a host country national you literally haven’t seen in decades. Or maybe you moved to a new city and are meeting and making a whole new group of Peace Corps friends. Start sharing your favorite reunion stories!
It Takes Some Cash:
For this 51st year of the Peace Corps, the National Peace Corps Association is hard at work finding the 250k people who served and worked with Peace Corps. We cannot do it without your help – and a few of your dollars. If you donate $10 or $51 now, it could help us to find that many more people in the Peace Corps Community. Your help is needed now more than ever to keep the Campaign going. Thank you very much!
The latest contributions to the cause from across the Peace Corps universe. Thank you!
- Smithsonian Folklife Festival: NPCA interns and volunteers are hard at work capturing data from last year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Read More)
- Dominican Republic VII: Big thanks to Gene Hiigel of Brooklyn, New York for passing along a hard copy of the biographical sketches from the Dominican Republic VII Training Program (8/24/63 to 11/2/63). Gene notes that many in the group were transferred to service in Colombia following a coup d’etat in the DR. An initial review shows we have partial or complete records for at least one-third of the 61 trainees. We are searching for the rest!
- India 13/14: A great update from Sandy Bush of Macon, Georgia on the latest contact information of 44 RPCVs and staff of these early groups that served across India. Thanks to Sandy and other members of India 13/14, we’ve found 15 additional alumni and updated our records on 21 others!
We are collaborating with three NPCA member groups over the next few months in an effort to find new and lost members and build the base. Follow the links below for more information about the groups and come back often to monitor the progress!
Project Find the 250K in the News
- NPCA President Kevin Quigley interviewed by Allison Seymour about the Find the 250K Campaign – (Fox News 5 – Washington DC affiliate) 9/25/12
- NPCA is searching for former Peace Corps members (Ventura County Star) 2/23/12
- Peace Corps Search is On (Albany Times-Union) 2/2/12
- ISO Peace Corps Volunteers (National Journal) 1/31/12
- How the Peace Corps is Building a Community of Volunteers Online (Mashable) 1/29/12
- Peace Corps seeking names of volunteers (Newsday) 1/29/12
- Lost Touch: Peace Corps In Search of 100,000 Old Volunteers (National Public Radio) 1/11/12
- 3-minute interview: Erica Burman (Washington Examiner) 1/2/12
- Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot? (Arizona Republic) 12/28/01
Visit the events calendar on our social networking site for information about upcoming events pertaining to where you live or where you served in the Peace Corps.
Remembering those within the Peace Corps community who recently passed away.
- Read In Memoriam Updates
- For other remembrances or to read or offer comments on the passing of a Peace Corps friend, visit our In Memoriam group on NPCA’s social network,