One of our missions at the National Peace Corps Association is to provide you with resources that you can take advantage of during or after your Peace Corps service. Your membership in NPCA supports these resources for yourself and the Peace Corps Community.
Currently Serving Volunteers
NPCA Serving Volunteer Advisory Council Resource Committee
The Serving Volunteer Advisory Council Resource Committee provides an updated list of resources for currently serving and recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers that includes job boards, test prep links, and opportunities for project funding.
Post-Peace Corps Life
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer member groups are the heart of our community. Connecting with a local group is the best way to get readjusted to life back in the U.S., while Country of Service groups are a great way to stay connected your new second home.
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Mentoring for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Sometimes the hardest thing about Peace Corps is adjusting to life back home. It can feel like being a fish out of water. If you’re just finishing your Peace Corps service, fill out a questionnaire and we’ll match you with a mentor who can help answer questions about career choices, finding an apartment, or just be someone to talk to about your transition. If you want to help out a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer, sign up and state your interests. We’ll find someone who can use your help. Learn more
Looking for a volunteer with whom you served? Your Peace Corps teacher? RPCV’s living near you? NPCA’s Online Social Network is the place online for you to find others who’ve been a part of Peace Corps. Ask people questions about Peace Corps service, learn more about a Peace Corps project or area, post events, and find info on various post-Peace Corps topics like medical issues or internships. With over 26,000 participants, you’re bound to find kindred spirits among them. Learn More
NPCA hosts a hospitality network on the Tripping.com website. Find a place to stay during your travels, or to host a PCV or RPCV and make a new friend! You can even find affordable rentals in all cities for as short as one day. Note that all bookings made through this link will provide support for the NPCA. You can help out the Peace Corps community AND yourself by utilizing this network for all of your travels! Learn More
When you become an NPCA member, you can also join any of NPCA’s 140 Member Groups depending on your location and your country of service. These groups plan events, support their countries of service, and provide resources for their local RPCV communities, in addition to being a fun way to stay connected to people who live near you or served with you. Learn more
Live Weekly Twitter Chat
Every Friday from 12pm -1pm, NPCA Staff lead a chat on Twitter using the hashtag #rpcvchat. Pose or answer questions about topics relevant to the current and returned Peace Corps Volunteer community. Learn more
One of the very best sources of information about the Peace Corps community is our monthly electronic newsletter. We also have an Education newsletter and an Advocacy newsletter. You must sign up to receive these emails and stay current on what’s happening at NPCA. Subscribe
Read WorldView during your service? Now you can still read all of the stories even after you’ve served! This special magazine provides a Peace Corps perspective on global issues by featuring articles by and about Peace Corps Volunteers, Returned Peace Corps volunteers and people who share the global values of the Peace Corps experience. Learn more
Be sure to read the latest blogs either on our main Polyglot blog highlighting NPCA and its Member Groups activities. You can sign up to receive RSS feeds for any of the blogs so that you will not miss out on important and fun information! Learn more
Volunteer Safety and Security
The Volunteer Safety & Security resources page outlines the resources offered by Peace Corps for those volunteers who have experienced any form of assault during their service. Read a letter that NPCA received from Director Aaron Williams expressing the steps that Peace Corps is taking to improve support for volunteers.
Projects and Service
NPCA is the largest advocate for the Peace Corps agency and for issues important to Peace Corps volunteers. We cannot be successful without your help. With two days of action per year on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, plus dozens of local state actions, NPCA is proud to boast many legislative victories that come from volunteer efforts. Learn more
Next Step Travel
National Peace Corps Association members love to travel and to travel with a purpose. And who better to travel with than Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and their friends and families? NPCA Next Step Travel program features small group travel (up to 20), hands-on service projects, educational programs and a close-up view of the impact of volunteer service. Learn more
Africa Rural Connect
The only online interactive site of its kind, Africa Rural Connect is an incubator for rural agricultural ideas that can scale. It combines the knowledge and experiences of current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers with the African Diaspora, rural farmers, development workers, academics, and others to solve some of rural Africa’s most pressing food security challenges. Learn more
Check out the teaching and education resources for those who want to speak in classrooms about their experience living overseas, or teach students about other countries and cultures. The Peace Corps perspective is highly unique because volunteers live with local families in their respective countries. We provide lesson plans for our WorldView magazine to help you engage students with discussion questions.
Encore Service Corps International
Volunteer for 3-6 months overseas by taking advantage of the opportunities open to RPCV’s and non-RPCV’s with the applicable skills. Learn More
Many of us want to continue volunteering for life. That’s why we have listed various service opportunities for you that we think interest Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Learn More
A special event especially for all people in the Peace Corps Community. Mark you calendar to join us in Boston, MN June 28-29, 2013. *Discounted tickets available. Learn more
Peace Corps 50th Anniversary
NPCA was proud to play a significant role during 2011 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. You will see the highlights on this page and throughout our website.
Use these resources and let us know if there are others that would be helpful for us to include here. We welcome your input.
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