About us

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C. (RPCV/W) is a member-driven organization committed to the Peace Corps’ Third Goal: Promoting a better understanding of the peoples of the world within our local community. It was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1990. 

Representing more than 2,500 returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps staff, Peace Corps families and supporters, RPCV/W is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. It is also one of the most active, holding dozens of local events each year and frequently partnering with nonprofit organizations of all sizes and government agencies on shared initiatives. RPCV/W is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and governed by an elected board of directors.

OUR MISSION

To foster a community of RPCVs and friends in the Washington, D.C. area through social events, service projects and professional development programs that embody the spirit of the Peace Corps and to continue our service back home.

BYLAWS & POLICIES 

RPCV/W's bylaws outline the rules which are used to govern the internal affairs of the organization. They can be found here along with our records.

AFFILIATIONS 

RPCV/W is not the Peace Corps, nor does it directly donate to overseas Peace Corps programs. For information about Peace Corps, please visit www.peacecorps.gov.

RPCV/W is a Member Group of the National Peace Corps Association. To learn more about the NPCA, visit www.peacecorpsconnect.org.

REPORTS

RPCV/W has issued digital annual reports since 2003.

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.