Get involved with Peace Corps Connect
Deadline for Registration is September 12
Be sure to register if you haven't already and bookmark the official schedule page for the latest event info. If you work for a company that would be interested in sponsoring the event, you can check out their sponsorship information here. To really make an impact, set aside September 21 and participate in the special 55th Anniversary Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.
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Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:30 - 5:00 pm
212 E Capitol Street NE
Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 pm
University Yard, George Washington University
We welcome all who share an interest in world affairs and a commitment to volunteer service. Join us and share this page far and wide!
We have 3 official events and 7 member-led events coming up
View past events or contact us to send an event suggestion
Clean up the Anacostia River while kayaking on one of the last glorious days of summer!
RPCV/W will help Boating In DC and the American Canoe Association with their ongoing effort to collect trash floating along the river and by the boathouse. This activity will be guided and includes a safety orientation.
Spots for this event are limited. Sign up now! The RSVP deadline is Wednesday, September 14th.
Brunch option: We will grab some food at a neighbouring restaurant afterwards. More information is included in the auto-response email sent to your inbox when you RSVP.
Peace Corps Headquarters will play host to hundreds of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers during the East Coast National RPCV Career Conference in Washington, DC from Monday, September 19, 2016 to Thursday, September 22, 2016. To welcome home our RPCV’s from the field and help them practice their elevator pitches, we'll be holding a networking Happy Hour Event at Front Page. Please join us on Tuesday,September 20th from 5:30pm-8:00pm at Front Page located at 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036.
If you're in town looking for a place to stay or interested in hosting an RPCV, visit www.horizonapp.co/rpcv-washington and download the Horizon travel app. It lets you couchsurf or sublet via shared Facebook groups. Activating the RPCVs and RPCV/W group codes connects you to those groups' 10,000+ members!rsvp Add to Calendar 09/20/2016 17:30:00 09/20/2016 20:00:00 15 RPCV/W Career Conference Happy Hour Networking Event at Front Page Check http://www.rpcvw.org/career_fair_sept2016 for more info 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States Ebben Wiley Bell email@example.com http://www.facebook.com/events/1675590182766952/ FALSE MM/DD/YYYY share
RPCV/W is honored to serve as a host group for Peace Corps Connect, and we want to see you there. Sept 12 is the last day to confirm your registration and participate in a nationwide conference showcasing the vitality of our community and how it continues to affect positive change.
You can purchase tickets for one event or show your support with a full registration. The fun kicks off on Wednesday, Sept 21 with a screening of The Eritrean Exodus and Stories of Peace, led by accomplished RPCV writers and storytellers. If you organize or lead an RPCV affinity group, be sure to attend the Affiliate Group Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept 22. Friday and Saturday will see workshops and panels led by RPCV experts in their fields, and on Sunday, Sept 25, hundreds will gather to take 5,500 steps to celebrate 55 years of Peace Corps at the Walk for Peace.
Many affinity and country of service groups will also be holding reunions and get-togethers, and Peace Corps Headquarters will conduct the ever-popular East Coast Career Fair and the 1st National Black Peace Corps Gathering too! Here are the complete details, from the NPCA's website:
Featured Speaker: Nobel Laureate and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
On Friday September 23rd, 2016, President Sirleaf will address the Peace Corps community during the presentation of the Deborah Harding Women of Achievement Award ceremony, taking place during NPCA's Peace Corps Connect conference. President Sirleaf, a lifelong advocate for girls and women, is Africa's first democratically elected female Head of State. During her career, she has been a voice for peace and reconciliation, serving on committees investigating conflict in her own country, the Rwandan genocide and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and was selected by UNIFEM to report on the impact and importance of women in peacebuilding.
Peace Corps Connect will also feature
Ways to Volunteer
Use our Member Led Events page to plan your own event to coincide with the conference. Click the RSVP button below to receive an email with discount code information! After you get the code, visit the registration page to buy your ticket.
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There are 7 Member-Led events coming up
We encourage our members to lead informal gatherings and share interesting events around town.
Thursday, September 22 - 05:30 PMTicket required
Please join us at Blackfinn Ameripub for a special happy hour fundrais... read more
Thursday, September 22 - 06:00 PMTicket required
Friends of Liberia, Friends of Mongolia and Friends of Ellen Paquette are welcome to joi... read more
Friday, September 23 - 05:30 PMTicket required
In celebration of current + former PCJ staff Trevor "Froggy" Chance and Craig Haynes vis... read more
Friday, September 23 - 06:00 PM
You're invited to a screening of the award-winning documentary film LIVING ON ONE DOLLAR. The... read more
Friday, September 23 - 06:30 PM
RPCV's from Kenya - Gather at my house after Friday's conference events. We'll have food, mu... read more
Saturday, October 01 - 01:00 PM through October 03, 2016
We're looking for volunteers to help out with a community building festival in Adams Mor... read more
Sunday, November 20 - 12:00 PM through November 27, 2016Ticket required
I am very interested in taking an impact cruise to the Dominican Republic an... read more
Every two years, we officially sponsor a grassroots nonprofit that shares our goals and values. We call this program our Partnership for Peace. Our current Partner is Atlas Corps.