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Mentor Program

Feeling like a fish out of water?

Feeling like a fish out of water?

The NPCA/Peace Corps Mentoring program was started in 2007 with a fundamental goal in mind: to connect recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers with RPCV mentors.

Via phone, email and face-to-face meetings, these mentors help ease the difficult transition, provide a connection to the RPCV community at large, and say some of the most comforting words in the English language, namely, "I know what you're going through. I've been there."

You must have an activated account with us and be logged in to use this service. Click here to join RPCV/W. First time membership is free for the first year.

Mentors Mentees

The buttons above will take you to the respective registration pages and then display lists through which mentors and mentees may contact each other. This is a vital resource and questions are welcome. Contact Ed O'Brien, RPCV/W's Mentoring  Director. 
Have you found a mentor or a mentee? Please take a moment to leave an endorsement, so others may step up. You may update or edit your endorsement as needed.

9 endorsements

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  • Anna Ter
    endorsed 2016-08-20 11:54:40 -0400
    When you’re new to the area- looking for a job- or needing support- a mentor can help you realize your goals. This mentoring program is an excellent resource for any RPCV in the DC area.
  • Chris Polen
    endorsed 2016-07-20 10:48:09 -0400
  • Natalie Rico
    endorsed 2016-02-23 07:38:12 -0500
  • Lillian Mattiaccio
    endorsed via 2016-02-04 12:44:11 -0500
  • Shannon Knudsen
    endorsed 2015-09-17 23:24:25 -0400
    When I finished my Peace Corps service I had a wonderful mentor. I want to pay it forward.
  • Tyler Owens
    endorsed 2015-09-12 12:58:09 -0400
    This is a great and growing program! To get started, follow the prompts on this site or contact me at [email protected] with any questions!
  • Randy Adams
    endorsed 2015-05-09 12:37:20 -0400
    The mentor program provides connections and support as one would do with ones friends in general. This program simply uses that natural instinct to assist others of the RPCV community.

    I have had the opportunity to mentor 15 RPCVs through this program and another 35 through other referrals in the past 3 years. I enjoy and find it fascinating to hear the stories of RPCVs who have served in different parts of the world and learn of their work. It allows me to build a network to share with other RPCVs. And, hopefully, I provide some support during their transition and job hunting efforts – particularly by reviewing and critiquing resumes, providing guidance on informational interviewing, sharing information on local think tanks, consulting firms, and NGOs, and linking mentees to some initial contacts for interviews about their sector of interest and to network further.
  • Joshua Johnson
    endorsed 2014-04-13 19:55:31 -0400
    I was matched with a mentor through this program and have found it a rewarding experience. Mentors help to make connections, give advice, and listen to ideas. Whether you’re looking to be a mentor or a mentee, sign up!
  • Bartholomew Thanhauser
    endorsed 2014-03-18 01:09:42 -0400