About RPCVs @ EPA
RPCVs@EPA is a nationwide network of more than 800 EPA employees who are also Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, former Peace Corps staff, and Peace Corps supporters committed to protecting human health and the environment, and promoting world peace and friendship.
We are an EPA-recognized, nonlabor employee group with membership open to all EPA employees who support the purpose and goals of RPCVs@EPA.
RPCVs@EPA members work in all EPA Regions, Laboratories, Headquarters, Cincinnati and Research Triangle Park.
What Makes RPCVs@EPA Special?
As Peace Corps Volunteers we dedicated a part of our lives to international ecological, economic, and social development, and that commitment to service continues today as employees of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Our background as Peace Corps Volunteers adds to the rich diversity of the EPA and contributes vast cultural, linguistic, international, and institutional experiences. RPCVs@EPA members are in the unique position to be advocates for the environment, advocates for peace, advocates for cultural understanding and cooperation, and advocates for public service.
Our Mission & Goals
Our mission is to build an active Returned Peace Corps Volunteer network within the Environmental Protection Agency that supports professional development, Peace Corps Volunteer outreach, global awareness and environmental stewardship.
To achieve this, RPCVs@EPA has 4 goals:
- Seek opportunities to grow the RPCV community at EPA;
- Promote community service, social and professional interaction within EPA and the RPCV community, along with counterparts in other agencies;
- Support Peace Corps Third Goal “To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans; and
- Seek opportunities to support Peace Corps Volunteers by working with the Office of International and Tribal Affairs to support EPA’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with U.S. Peace Corps.