Here are some resources to help: from information on health insurance to assistance with a service-related condition.
The NPCA Benevolent Fund provides assistance that is modest but impactful, and it’s geared to help returned Volunteers in a time of need. Getting involved and asking for support only requires an expression of interest and a follow-up application. If you’re a returned Volunteer, remember that this resource is available when speaking to any of your fellow RPCVs who might be in need. Contact us for more information.
Advice from a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and former Peace Corps Headquarters Staff Psychologist. Huong Diep is licensed psychologist and international consultant, and she put together this guide specifically for Peace Corps Volunteers who evacuated in 2020. But it’s good advice for all of us in tough times.
As members of the Peace Corps community, we have the ability to support one another in a variety of ways. That includes a number of RPCV Peer Support Network Circle led by trained facilitators. Some circles are focused on specific communities — such as returned Volunteers who identify as BIPOC, or RPCVs who are job seekers — while others are open to anyone. Find a group you are interested in and reach out to that group’s facilitator about getting involved.
Health and Wellbeing:
Need help with your next career opportunity after service? With the Global Reentry Program, National Peace Corps Association is here to help returned Volunteers with readjustment at home after service, provide resources to overcome challenges, and be there as RPCVs take the next steps toward healthy lives and successful careers. Explore webinars that tackle topics ranging from cultural re-integration to career indecision, from dealing with burnout to continuing service through planned acts of kindness.Return to Global Reentry Home