In honor of Peace Corps Week 2016, RPCVs(&Friends)@DOL is thrilled to announce that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the newest Federal agency to be recognized as an Employer of National Service! Employers of National Service connects Peace Corps and AmeriCorps with employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. With over 400 National Service alumni, DOL is continuing to illustrate its support and promotion of national service. For National Service alumni, service never stops.
Twenty years ago, I returned from my Peace Corps service in rural Costa Rica with more than just a line for my resume. Like thousands of RPCV's around the world, I brought back meaningful relationships, powerful lessons learned, and a vigorous sense of purpose. As a result of my experience in the Peace Corps, I committed myself to a life and career of service.
The Returned Peace Corps Community of Washington mourns the loss of Anita Ashok Datar in Bamako, Mali, where she was working to improve the region's reproductive health services.
If you are a Federal employee and an RPCV, the government may be taking too much money out of your paycheck for your retirement plan.
Celebration, remembrance, and a renewed call to service emerged as the themes during the Hains Point Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers (FPCVs), last Saturday, October 17th.
A couple of weeks ago, during a chat I had with RPCV friends, the topic of Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers (FPCVs) arose.
We elect our leaders each year from among our active membership. Board members serve one year, unpaid terms. They meet monthly and frequently collaborate over email and social media. Each board member proposes a budget and votes on RPCV/W business. Serving on the board is a rewarding experience where you can hone your professional skills. Here is everything you need to know about the 2015 Board Election.
Air Vanuatu is back open for business. The first cruise ship has docked in Port Vila. The first destination wedding has been officiated by a Ni-Vanuatu priest on Efate. The first stage of the horror in the happiest country on earth is, thankfully, over.
Want to teach yoga? Our friends at YogaWorks are offering a 10% discount off their DC training program to RPCV/W members. This is a guest post by Angela Botta, YogaWorks Teacher Trainer
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