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Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Peace Corps Association is the
nation’s leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community through networking and mentoring to help guide former volunteers through their continued service back home. The organization encompasses a network of over 30,000 individuals and more than 140 member groups. It is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps and its values. It is not a part of the United States Peace Corps, which is a federal agency. To learn more, visit www.PeaceCorpsConnect.org.
What We Do
NETWORKING AND SUPPORT
The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) provides Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and the Peace Corps Community with opportunities for networking, including mentoring support for RPCVs transitioning from their Peace Corps service.
NEWS AND ADVOCACY
NPCA provides the latest news on the Peace Corps and former Volunteers so that interested members can stay informed. Through meetings on Capitol Hill with key congressional members and staffers, NPCA advocates for an independent and robust Peace Corps and supports issues most important to its members. The organization is spearheading many initiatives to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps in 2011.
An Organization of Groups and Individuals
With more resources and relationships with Peace Corps member groups than any other organization of its kind, NPCA is leading the way in helping Returned Peace Corps Volunteers continue making a difference and helping others.
As the leading nonprofit supporting former Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, NPCA is helping to extend the values and legacy of the Peace Corps. When you join NPCA, you’ll start receiving WorldView magazine and stay current on events and accomplishments happening in the Peace Corps community. You’ll also be connected to and a part of the largest group of RPCVs in the world.
There are different levels of membership and ways to get involved and we invite everyone (not just RPCVs) to join us and our member groups.
How to Join NPCA
Visit the National Peace Corps Association to sign up.