About Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida
The mission of RPCVSF is to:
a) advance the cause of volunteerism for the betterment of the world and the community;
b) provide an opportunity for volunteerism in South Florida and the world; and
c) provide support service and networking for RPCVs living in South Florida.
RPCVSF accomplishes its mission through volunteer events, social functions, education, advocacy and networking. RPCVSF also endeavors to: a) strengthen awareness of the Peace Corps and its programs throughout the world; b) recruit new Peace Corps Volunteers; and c) when appropriate, encourage advocacy for the Peace Corps.
Today RPCVSF has more than 275 members resident in South Florida, Southwest Florida, The Florida Keys and overseas. The group has an active calendar that includes Partnership Dinner fundraisers to support the projects of PCVs in service, community service events, picnics, potlucks and happy hours – please join us for an event soon!
In addition, through volunteer committees, RPCVSF operates a Fair Trade Market designed to introduce and promote the purchase of Fair Trade products from Peace Corps countries; hosts an annual outing to the Florida Everglades for more than 120 children; awards an educator the Spirit of Service Learning Award (including a cash award); and for 13 years operated The Colombia Project, which made grants to Colombian organizations providing micro-loans to individuals.
We welcome all RPCVs as members, and we welcome anyone to join as an Associate Member. In addition, please contact us if you would like to support our work by making a donation for one of our events or service projects.