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Get involved with Peace Corps Connect

Deadline for Registration is September 12

There are lots of ways to get engaged! If you are part a particular country or affiliate group, you can organize a reunion or get-together and post it as a Member Led Event so it appears on our website, then email  events@peacecorpsconnect.org to post it on the NPCA's new Community Calendar. Volunteers who help run the event receive special discounts and access. Finally, if you're really feeling generous, you can offer lodging to a visiting RPCV looking for a place to stay. It's a great way to meet fellow RPCVs, share some stories and make someone's trip to DC for Peace Corps Connect all that more memorable. You can also offer a spot via the Horizon mobile app and control who can see it, visit www.horizonapp.co/rpcv-washington to get started. 

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.

Ways to Volunteer

Ways to Support

Key Events to Attend

Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:30 - 5:00 pm
212 E Capitol Street NE

Walk for Peace - Peace Corps 55th Anniversary

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! 

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  • Wednesday, September 21 - 09:00 AM through September 25, 2016

    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 
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    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 

    Eventbrite - Peace Corps Beyond

     

    Schedule Overview

    Wednesday, September 21

    International Day of Peace Film Festival

    Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    REFUGEE: THE ERITREAN EXODUS - Follow Chris Cotter, an American traveler, as he explores a common migration path through Ethiopia and into Israel, tracking the plight of Eritrean refugees. Chris and his crew visit several refugee camps, including the never-before-documented Afar region. The refugees tell stories of oppression, torture, and survival. Searching for solutions, Chris speaks to various NGOs and experts, including Assistant Secretary of State, Anne Richard. The outlook is bleak, but the spirit of the Eritrean refugees is hard to ignore. The screening will be followed by a discussion with The America Team for Displaced Eritreans President John Stauffer (Eritrea 1966-68).

     

    Stories of Peace: A Workshop Series 

    Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    RPCVs have some of the most compelling and inspiring stories. Sign up for this series of workshops to learn how to find, craft and share your story. You will participate in a workshop on Spoken Word Storytelling, a workshop led by John Coyne of Peace Corps Writers and a panel discussion with published RPCV authors led by Marian Haley Beil, co-founder of Peace Corps Writers. Come share your Peace Corps stories and learn how other RPCV have successfully published their memoirs, novels, and poetry.


    Thursday, September 22

    Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Join hundreds of fellow RPCVs and Peace Corps supporters on Capitol Hill to advocate for a bigger, better Peace Corps. Meet with your Members of Congress and share why Peace Corps matters. All are welcome - whether you served in Peace Corps or not.  No advocacy experience necessary! A training session will be offered.

    Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting

    Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Leaders of NPCAs 150+ affiliate groups gather for an afternoon of networking and exchanging best practices that serve to strengthen our community. Registration form


    Friday, September 23-24

    Conference Sessions 

    Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

    Participate in a leadership summit to explore the Peace Corps community's response to key UN Sustainable Development Goals. Join over 1,000 members of the Peace Corps community as we hear from leaders in the field and participate in breakout sessions and workshops to delve deeper into your interests.


    Saturday, September 24

    Conference Sessions 

    Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

    Participate in a leadership summit to explore the Peace Corps community's response to key UN Sustainable Development Goals. Join over 1,000 members of the Peace Corps community as we hear from leaders in the field and participate in breakout sessions and workshops to delve deeper into your interests.

    Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award Reception

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join the Peace Corps community in celebrating the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award winner, Ibrahima Sankare of Mali, a global leader who was influenced by the Peace Corps and who has gone on to significantly impact his country. Light hors d'oeuvre, beer and wine will be served.

    View the conference program below.


    Sunday, September 25 

    Walk for Peace

    Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 

    Want to see more Volunteers in the field? Want to help improve RPCV post-service health care? Want to have more resources for PCV and RPCV projects? Want to provide clean drinking water to a village?Join hundreds of fellow RPCVs and Peace Corps supporters at the Walk for Peace as we champion why America and the world need Peace Corps, and more of it. The walk will begin at University Yard at George Washington University, travel down Pennsylvania Ave. past the White House, and end on Capitol Hill for a speaker series highlighting the impact of Peace Corps. Facebook event

     

    Eventbrite - Peace Corps Beyond


    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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Member-Led Events

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 PM
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  • Friday, September 23 - 05:30 PM
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    In celebration of current + former PCJ staff Trevor "Froggy" Chance and Craig Haynes vis... read more

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Sunday, November 20 - 12:00 PM through November 27, 2016
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    I am very interested in taking an impact cruise to the Dominican Republic an... read more

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