RPCV/W (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington DC) is an organization for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and our community members to convene and connect through social events, professional development activities and community service opportunities to give back to the DMV. Our organization is passionate about supporting our members' and our community's needs to address white saviorism, disparities, and other systemic issues that are holding us back from a better world. We hope to provide a network of resources and support for our members as we continue serving in our careers and through cross-cultural experiences.


The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington DC (RPCV/W) fosters an inclusive network for members to connect through social, professional, and service opportunities. We build upon the skills and experiences of RPCVs to serve our communities and promote a deeper understanding of our world and its cultures.


We envision a world in which all people are respected, valued, and treated with dignity and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers’ knowledge, skills, and perspectives are recognized and utilized for positive change in the Nation’s Capital and beyond.

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Read the RPCV/W 2022 Annual Report Here


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 6 official events coming up

Want to post your own event? Members may share events and gatherings in the Community Calendar. A complete listing of all past events and their landing pages are located here.

  • Join the inaugural event of the newly formed RPCV/W Social Inclusion Committee at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Anacostia, SE DC. The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is 0.7 miles or approximately a 15-minute walk (Google Maps) from the Anacostia Metro Station. We have booked out two thirty-minute tours:

    Tour 1: 3:30pm - 4:00pm for 10 people

    Tour 2: 4:00 - 4:30pm for 10 people.

    Please arrive promptly at 3:15pm. Upon arrival look for the RPCV/W Flag. While the first tour is led, those in the second tour can continue to mingle. Similarly, the first tour group will hang out until the second tour is completed. Then, we will all head over to Busboys and Poets to discuss the tour and the Social Inclusion Committee further. More details will be sent out 48 hours prior to this event. Hope to see you there!

  • This family friendly social event is intended for RPCV families, but all are welcome. Hosted by RPCV/W President, Michael Svetlik, the event, weather permitting, will offer an opportunity for RPCVs to mix and mingle while the kiddos enjoy time in the spray park. Snacks and drinks provided. Please RSVP and upon arrival look for the RPCV/W flag. Look forward to seeing you there!

    RSVP   Add to Calendar 06/01/2024 10:00:00 06/01/2024 10:00:02 America/New_York Spray Park Family Fun Event Check https://www.rpcvw.org/splash_pad_family_fun_event for the latest info. 3600 Calvert St NW, Washington , DC 20007, United States Michael [email protected] share
  • Saturday, June 01 - 12:00 PM

    Ticket Required RSVP Limit
    Inspired by the West African staple, join us for a potluck where you can showcase your peanut stew or other countries of service-inspired cooking skills!

    Don’t forget to RSVP and sign up HERE for the dish you’re bringing!

    We will send a follow-up email before the event to all paid RSVPs with additional information and the address. Hope to see you there!  
    The cost to attend is $10 and RPCV/W will provide supplies (cutlery, napkins etc.), drinks and rice! Payment Instructions:
    1. Please specify the number of tickets you would like to purchase at the bottom of this page.
    2. "Click on" the PURCHASE TICKETS button which will direct you to the RPCV/W Donation Page.
    3. Fill in your information and "click on" CONTINUE TO PAYPAL button.
    4. Once on the PayPal website you can pay for your tickets.
    RSVP   Add to Calendar 06/01/2024 12:00:00 06/01/2024 12:00:04 America/New_York Peanut Stew Cook-Off and Potluck! Check https://www.rpcvw.org/peanut_stew_cook_off_and_potluck for the latest info. Capitol Hill, Washington, DC 20020, United States Alana [email protected] share

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