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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 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 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.

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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 4 member-led events coming up

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  • 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 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


    The Peace Corps Connect National Conference will be held in Washington, DC this year. We encourage all RPCV/W members to participate in the events of the weekend. Discounts are available for RPCV/W Members, senior citizens and RPCVs who COS'd within the last 2 years.

    Click the RSVP button below to receive an email with these promotional codes and directions to register. Many individuals and groups will take this opportunity to plan their own gatherings around the larger conference. Click here to post your event to our website as a Member Led Event. 

    Here are the complete details, from the NPCA's website:

    Peace Corps Beyond — September 21-25, 2016

    Peace Corps Connect is the Peace Corps community’s annual conference hosted by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and its affiliate groups to connect, engage and inspire our community.

    At this year’s conference – Peace Corps Beyond – we look forward to celebrating 55 years of Peace Corps and the limitless potential of our community to continue to create change.The conference will highlight work being done by our community members and partner organizations and explore how, through increased collaboration, we can continue to champion Peace Corps ideals.

    Event Details

    International Day of Peace Film Screening 

    The Peace Corps community plays a leading role in fostering global peace. Attend this film screening on the Eritrean refugee crisis, followed by a discussion with the America Team for Displaced Eritreans to learn more about the issues and how you can get involved.
    Location: Washington, DC
    Date: September 21, 2016
    Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Stories of Peace – A Workshop Series 

    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 from published RPCV authors.
    Location: Washington, DC
    Date: September 21, 2016
    Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

    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.
    Location: Capitol Hill
    Date: September 22, 2016
    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting

    Leaders of NPCAs 150+ affiliate groups gather for an afternoon of networking and exchanging best practices that serve to strengthen our community.
    Location: TBD (Washington, DC)
    Date: September 22, 2016
    Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Peace Corps Connect Conference Sessions – View program here

    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.
    George Washington University in Washington, DC
    September 23-24, 2016
    Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

    NPCA Walk for Peace

    Show your Peace Corps pride! Join thousands of RPCVs and Peace Corps supporters as they run or walk in solidarity with Peace Corps ideals. This is a non-competitive event – all abilities and ages are welcome!
    Location: Walking route through downtown Washington, DC
    Date: September 25, 2016
    Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Save the date! Registration will open shortly.

    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

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