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Monday, September 16 - 06:00 PM 2019

RPCV/W Mentoring Program Kick-off event 2019 Cohort II

We invite you to attend the official kick-off event where you will be introduced to your mentor/mentee(s) and get to know each other over refreshments. We will also discuss what is expected of you and how the mentoring program will unfold in the coming months. We will talk about the mentoring topics,...

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Friday, September 06 - 07:30 PM 2019

RPCV/w East Coast Career Fair Happy Hour

This year's East Coast Career Fair Happy Hour will take place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Northwest DC. Afterward, RPCV/w will be hosting an informal networking and Happy Hour at Haydee's Restaurant in Mount Pleasant. We hope you can join us!

Event Type: Official

Thursday, September 05 - 05:00 PM 2019

Career Conference Resume Review

RPCV/W invites you to a resume review leading up to the upcoming DC RPCV Career Conference! Participants in RPCV/W's resume review will have the opportunity to get feedback on their resume, practice their interview skills, and network with RPCV/W representatives, other professionals and job seekers.  Agenda: 5:00-5:15 - Reviewer Representatives and...

Event Type: Official

Friday, August 30 - 07:05 PM 2019

Washington Nationals Peace Corps Night Out

Join us for our annual Peace Corps night out at the ballpark. Tickets can be purchased at a discounted price at https://groupmatics.events/event/PeaceCorps2019.  If you are interested in participating in the Parade of Nations before the game, be on the lookout for a sign-up email from RPCV/w a couple weeks before the...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, August 20 - 05:30 PM 2019

Non-Profit Career Panel

Come join RPCV/W at the upcoming professional development career panel featuring RPCVs working at non-profit organizations in Washington, DC. The panelists will speak about their organization, path to success and share tips for job seekers. The panel will be held at Peace Corps HQ (Shriver Hall) on Tuesday, August 20th...

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Sunday, August 18 - 04:00 PM 2019

Sunday Funday: Reflecting on your service & Photoshoot

How did your Peace Corps service impact the course of your life, career, and community? Join us at RPCV-owned Exiles bar for a weekend happy hour (errr, can we still call it that on the weekend?). Sign up here for a 15-minute slot to share your story for @peopleofpeacecorps and -- wait for it...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, August 18 - 10:00 AM 2019

Free Outdoor Yoga by Union Market

Here is a chance to participate in a free, outdoor yoga class on a Sunday morning.  Come out and enjoy an hour-long class in a relaxed atmosphere, with positive energy, and (hopefully) sunshine with a breeze. 

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, August 17 - 12:00 PM 2019

RPCV/W Cultural Food Festival

Do you miss food from your country of service? Just want to try food from all over the world? Join fellow RPCVs at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, August 17 for the cultural food festival. Meet us at noon by the statue of Marion Barry (Pennsylvania & 13 1/2 St). FREE...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, August 15 - 07:00 PM 2019

Cyber Security - Learn how to not get hacked, learn about the dark web!

Join us for an upcoming cyber security event! https://github.com/edeo/cryptoparty_dc/blob/master/08_15_19.md

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, August 11 - 09:15 AM 2019

Community Service: Community River Kayak Cleanup

Wake up and clean up the Anacostia River while kayaking on a glorious summer morning! RPCV/W will help Boating In DC  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...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, August 07 - 06:30 PM 2019

CANCELLED - Music at the Wharf

Let's enjoy some music and waterfront views this summer at the Wharf! Max Impact (the Air Force band) will play at 6:30 at the stage across from Cantina Bambina. Look for a Peace Corps symbol/sign to find our group!

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, August 07 - 06:00 PM 2019

Board Game Night

"Seeking wheat. Have sheep." Come play Settlers of Catan and other Board Games with the RPCV/w community at The Airedale in Columbia Heights. Happy Hour until 7 pm! Due to limited space, we will be capping this event at 30 RSVP's. Register today!

Event Type: Official

Saturday, August 03 - 04:00 PM 2019

Crossfit Class & HH

CrossFit is constantly varied high-intensity functional movement. If you're curious about trying CrossFit, now's your chance! CrossFit DC is partnering with RPCV/W to provide a free CrossFit class to RPCVs and non-RPCV Veterans in the DC area. Coach Jessi Bellama (RPCV Bangladesh & Georgia) will lead this class consisting of a warm-up, a traditional...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, July 31 - 05:00 PM 2019

RPCV Philippines Summer Happy Hour

Mabuhay! The Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippines Development invites you to our Summer Happy Hour. Join us for an evening of connection and fun with Philippines RPCVs and other Philippines enthusiasts! We will provide snacks, door prizes and pasalubong for the batch with the greatest attendance. Salamat po at...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, July 29 - 05:30 PM 2019

Speed Resume Review

  RPCV/W is hosting a can’t-miss event for current RPCV jobseekers. Participants will have a number of opportunities to practice their interview skills; review their resume with RPCV/W mentors, including HR representatives, hiring managers and recruitment professionals; and learn powerful tips to getting that dream job! For more professional development,...

Event Type: Official

Monday, July 15 - 06:00 PM 2019

CourtHaus Social Happy Hour

Come enjoy some time with our NoVa RPCVs in Arlington! CourtHaus Social is an American biergarten that offers a 4-7 happy hour and half-priced snacks on Mondays. And it's just a block from the Courthouse metro station! Read more on the CourtHaus Social website. Hope you can join us!

Event Type: Official

Saturday, July 13 - 11:00 AM 2019

RPCV/W Summer BBQ at Pump House!

  It's BBQ season! The 2019 annual RPCV/w BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 13 and this year, RPCV/W will support a new venue for a very good cause. Our brand new location is the Earth Conservation Corps' Pump House, right on the water in Navy Yard. Event rental proceeds—part...

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Wednesday, July 10 - 06:00 PM 2019

Summer Happy Hour with HIAS Action DC

Join HIAS Action DC for an informal happy hour at Wunder Garten - 1101 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002. We'll enjoy happy hour refreshments together and spend some time getting to know each other.***While this event is free, we ask that participants consider bringing a pre-loaded SmartTrip card, Uber...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, June 23 - 02:00 PM 2019

RPCV/w 'Sports!' & Picnic Day

Weather permitting, we're going to have a Sunday Funday on the National Mall. Bring a picnic blanket, food and drink, and your favorite lawn game. Whether you want to sit and chat or play and be active, we look forward to seeing you. Meeting point information is pictured below-- we...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 22 - 01:45 PM 2019

RPCV/W Goes to By The People Festival

By The People is a free arts and dialogue festival in Washington, DC. The 2019 festival runs from June 15-23, with programming for all ages, including massive art installations, pop-up performances, curated dialogues, augmented reality artwork, and more. The festival is organized by Halcyon, a nonprofit that supports civic-minded artists...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 22 - 09:00 AM 2019

RPCV/W Community Service Event with Casey Trees

  Come help RPCV/W care for young trees in Washington, DC! As a part of Casey Trees' Tree Care Kit program, we will be helping with weeding, mulching and watering vulnerable trees and give them a leg up in becoming an important part of our growing tree canopy.  Note: Casey Trees...

Event Type: Official

Monday, June 17 - 06:30 PM 2019

ABRAZOS Showing and Q&A with Director Luis Argueta

  Join NPCA and affiliate group Friends of Guatemala for the DC showing of ABRAZOS by Luis Argueta, an internationally acclaimed Guatemalan filmmaker and the winner of NPCA's 2019 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion with the director himself! The event will be held on...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, June 17 - 06:00 PM 2019

Haydee's Happy Hour with our SPECTRUM partners

Come celebrate Pride Month with RPCV/w and SPECTRUM at Haydee's. Rainbows, glitter, wigs suggested, but not required. 

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, June 11 - 05:30 PM 2019

RPCV/W Women in Leadership Career Panel

Interested in learning about the career paths of RPCV women from various professional sectors, including how they came to their current leadership roles? Join us (be sure to RSVP below!) for our upcoming Career Panel, hosted by the RPCV/W professional development committee, to hear career advice, expand your professional network,...

Event Type: Official

Friday, June 07 - 01:30 PM 2019

A Conversation with the Peace Corps Director and CDC Chief Medical Officer

HHS Returned Peace Corps Volunteers PRESENTS: A Conversation with the Peace Corps Director and the CDC Chief Medical Officer   Featured Speakers: Dr. Jody K. Olsen Director, Peace Corps Dr. Mitch Wolfe Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   Topic: A conversation between Dr. Olsen and...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, June 02 - 03:00 PM 2019

JFK Wreath Laying 2019

Join us as we pay our respects to JFK at Arlington National Cemetery.  We will meet at the Visitors Center at 3 pm. After brief remarks from Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen and others, we will walk together to JFK's flame. The program for this event can be found here....

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 30 - 06:00 PM 2019

RPCV/W & NAFSA Happy Hour

In conjunction with this year's NAFSA Conference to be held in DC, come enjoy an evening of networking with members of NAFSA, the largest association of international educators. It's a great opportunity for RPCV/W members to glean tips on how to engage with the international education sector. We also invite...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 18 - 03:00 PM 2019

Museum of the Peace Corps Experience Info Session

A Peace Corps Museum? It's About Time! Join us to learn about the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience and how you can get involved. Drinks and snacks provided. Programming will start at 3:15.

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 14 - 05:30 PM 2019

'Tell Your Story' Happy Hour in CoHi

RPCVs and ExPats, recently and not-so-recently returned alike, are welcome to share, learn and mingle at this unique event. RPCV/W and Nextpat will join forces to host this storytelling happy hour on Tuesday, May 14th at Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights. Come grab drinks and some tips on how better...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 11 - 11:15 AM 2019

RPCV/W Community Service Event with KEEN

Please join RPCV/W for a fun day of sports coaching with KEEN. Volunteers will work one on one with young athletes with disabilities to help them participate in specialized activities. Please make sure you register for the event with KEEN, the link will be provided upon signing up for this...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 07 - 05:30 PM 2019

Foreign Affairs & Diplomacy Career Panel

  Interested in a career in Foreign Affairs or Diplomacy? Join us for the upcoming RPCV/W career panel to grow your professional network. RPCV panelists from the State Department and USAID working in the Foreign Affairs or Diplomacy sector will respond to questions from the moderator and the audience. Informal...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 04 - 10:30 AM 2019

RPCV/W Embassy Tour

Join us for an Embassy Open House Tour. We will meet outside of the Costa Rica embassy and will be visiting 4-5 embassies of countries that Peace Corps has served in. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 25 - 06:30 PM 2019

Workshop: Develop Your Professional Narrative

Event Overview: Members of RPCV/W are invited to attend a free professional development workshop at Exiles Bar on U St on Thursday, April 25, 6:30-8:30. We’ll spend the first half of the workshop mapping your personal and professional trajectory to identify where your passions and skills intersect. And when we...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 16 - 06:00 PM 2019

NEW LOCATION - April 2019 Happy Hour

Come celebrate the beginning of Spring with another RPCV/w Happy Hour.   Due to unforeseen circumstances, the RPCV/w Happy Hour has been moved to Exiles Bar (only a 7 minute drive from the original venue).  We apologize for this late change, but we look forward to seeing you there.  Thank you!...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 16 - 05:30 PM 2019

Resume Review and Recruiter Meeting Event

Members and friends of RPCV/W are welcomed to attend a FREE resume review event. HireStrategy, a top-ranked staffing firm, has partnered with RPCVs over the years to provide resume review tips and job searching in DC. You must RSVP to attend because space is limited for the event. We will spend the first...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, April 14 - 10:00 AM 2019

Community Service: Rock Creek Park Extreme Cleanup

Spring has sprung in Washington, DC and all around people are getting out to enjoy the area's beautiful green parks. Come help keep Rock Creek Park green by joining RPCV/W and the DC AmeriCorps Alums during the Rock Creek Conservancy's 11th Annual Extreme Cleanup event. We will be removing trash and debris from...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 13 - 11:00 AM 2019

Cherry Blossoms Potluck Picnic

Spring is here! Join us for a Cherry Blossom potluck picnic. Bring a dish to share from your country of service or whatever you would like. We will get some tables close to the ANA stage. There will be live music! We will send an email closer to the event...

Event Type: Official

Friday, April 12 - 07:00 PM 2019

The Peace Corps Today: In Conversation with Director Jody Olsen

Join us for The Peace Corps Today: In Conversation with Director Jody Olsen on Friday, April 12th at 7pm. This is part of the Silver Spring Town Center Inc. (SSTCi) Film and Lecture Series. SSTCi Executive Director Lisa Martin will join Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen in a conversation about the Peace Corps today,...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 09 - 05:30 PM 2019

International Development Career Panel

Interested in a career in International Development? Join us for RPCV/W's first career panel of the year. Panelists working in the International Development sector will respond to questions from the moderator and the audience. Informal networking to follow the event. Panelist representation from Government Agencies and the Private Sector: USAID, Creative...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 06 - 10:00 AM 2019

RPCV/W Home-Buying Seminar

Please note that this event is FULL. You must be registered via Eventbrite in order to attend. Are you looking to buy a home in 2019, but don’t know where to start? Are you worried that you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? Do you want to put...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 06 - 09:30 AM 2019

RPCV/W Community Service Event with DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative

Please join us in learning more about civic leadership with DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative and help them canvass to recruit community volunteers to tutor and mentor DC area youth.  

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, March 26 - 06:30 PM 2019

Profs and Pints: Africa

Profs and Pints presents: Outsiders Wreak Havoc in Africa, with Elizabeth Schmidt, professor of history at Loyola University Maryland and author of Foreign Intervention in Africa after the Cold War.To outsiders, the word Africa often conjures up images of a continent in crisis, a place riddled with war and corruption...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, March 21 - 06:00 PM 2019

RPCV Career Fair Networking HH!

This year, Peace Corps-HQ is hosting the DC-based RPCV Career Fair on Thursday, March 21, at the U.S. Department of Labor (200 Constitution Ave NW), connecting RPCVs with their future employers. RPCV/W invites you to continue your networking (and fun) by joining us on Thursday, March 21 at 6PM for...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 21 - 03:00 PM 2019

A Nordic Perspective: Making Women's Economic Empowerment Happen

Economically empowering women is essential to realize women’s rights and to achieve broader development goals such as economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare. Yet disadvantages and discrimination faced by women and girls continue to severely limit their ability to lift themselves out of poverty. In the Nordic countries,...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, March 16 - 02:00 PM 2019

Board Data Open House

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, March 09 - 10:30 AM 2019

RPCV/W Home-Buying Seminar

Are you looking to buy a home in 2019, but don’t know where to start? Are you worried that you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? Do you want to put together a plan to buy a home in the future? Please join us on Saturday, March 9...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, March 06 - 06:00 PM 2019

March Happy Hour at Sospeso

Come join us for our March Happy Hour, at Sospeso on H Street! 

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, February 26 - 07:00 PM 2019

Peace Corps Trivia Night

Come out to another edition of Peace Corps Trivia Night at the famous Wonderland Ballroom! We will have an extended Happy Hour and prizes to the winners. Last year was very popular, so please come early to grab your table.   Rules: Max of 5 people per team 7 rounds, 10...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 23 - 10:00 AM 2019

RPCV/W Community Service Event with We Are Family, DC

Please join RPCV/W in helping We Are Family, DC deliver groceries to vulnerable senior citizens around the Columbia Heights area.

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 21 - 05:30 PM 2019

Speed Networking

Job hunting in DC or thinking about switching to a new company, sector or even an entirely new field? Want to get some perspective and advice from your fellow RPCVs? Well then, come on out to RPCV/W's first Speed Networking event of 2019! Speed Networking will be held at Exiles...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 09 - 10:30 AM 2019

RPCV/W Home-Buying Seminar

UPDATE: This event is full.   Are you looking to buy a home in 2019, but don’t know where to start?  Are you worried that you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? Do you want to put together a plan to buy a home in the future? Please join...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, February 06 - 06:00 PM 2019

Happy Hour at Exiles

Come join us for the first RPCV/w Happy Hour of 2019 at our new partner bar, Exiles, on U Street. 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, January 26 - 07:00 AM 2019

DC Multilingual Education Fair of DC

The Multilingual Education Fair of DC, now with 100 exhibitors and close to 1000 registered attendees, is looking for 60 volunteers from 7am - 3pm on Sat, Jan. 26th. Volunteers will also need to attend orientation on Thurs, Jan. 24th from 6-8pm EDT at the Thurgood Marshall Center. Volunteers will...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, January 21 - 10:00 AM 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Help us in making this MLK Day not just a day off, but a day on! We will be joining the AmeriCorps Alums DC in participation at George Washington University's day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King jr. SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP BY DEC. 24TH, 2018!  ...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, January 20 - 03:40 PM 2019

NOVA RPCV Martin Luther King Celebration

Martin Luther King Celebration at 3:40 pm on Sunday, January 20th at the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA 20191)The event will include fantastic gospel singing in a special Voices of Inspiration program sponsored by the Reston Martin Luther King, Jr. Church and hosted by the Northern...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, January 18 - 05:30 PM 2019

Global Issues Advocacy Training & HH

UPDATE: The entire event is at capacity. Looking forward to seeing you there! *** During this year's National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) National Days of Action in Support of the Peace Corps, NPCA and RPCV/W will recognize and support the members of our community that are active and passionate about a...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, December 12 - 05:30 PM 2018

Community Service Event: Mock Interviews and Speed Networking with Upwardly Global

Join RPCV/W and Upwardly Global for the Mock Interview & Speed Networking event for immigrant job seekers. RPCVs will work one-on-one with job seekers to provide general job interview practice and provide networking advice. Upwardly Global works to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, to help integrate this population into the...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, December 02 - 05:00 PM 2018

Zoo Lights

*Please note this event has moved to Sunday, December 2 at 5 pm due to expected bad weather Saturday night. Come join the Cultural Committee for one last cultural event in 2018. We will spend the evening in the zoo admiring the exhibits and lights. A group of us are...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, December 01 - 01:00 PM 2018

Ride for Habitat

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, November 22 - 03:00 PM 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner with RPCVs

Join us for our annual Courtney Dunham Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner! Along with our RPCV/W community, we invite Med-Evac PCVs currently in the area. Turkey will be provided and we ask that guests bring a side dish, dessert or drinks. Please sign up to bring a dish here.  This event is held in...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, November 17 - 06:00 PM 2018

9th Annual Noche de Salsa in Adams Morgan

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, November 15 - 05:30 PM 2018

Mentoring Program Nov Happy Hour

Current RPCV/W Mentoring Program participants and anyone interested in the future iterations of the program are invited to come enjoy happy hour drinks and food at Stoney's on L. Connect with your mentor/mentee, meet and network with folks in the program, or just enjoy the excellent RPCV company. See you...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, November 13 - 06:00 PM 2018

Voice of America Tour and Reception

Please join us for an evening tour given by our own Vice President, Chelsea Milko. The thirty-minute tour is a behind-the-scenes look at live broadcasting in radio, television, and the Internet in several of our more than 40 languages. The tour will be followed by a question and answer session...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, November 13 - 06:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Happy Hour in Wonderland

Join us at this laid-back spot for some RPCV bonding time in the hip and happening Columbia Heights neighborhood. Free live music will start at 9pm. See you there!

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, November 07 - 05:30 PM 2018

Women in Leadership

Join women from various sectors as they discuss their journeys to leadership! We are honored to feature as panelists: Donna Barnes, CEO, DHB Wellness & Associates, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Howard University Kimberly Flowers, Director, Humanitarian Agenda & Global Food Security Project, CSIS Margaret McLaughlin, Ed.D, retired Director, Leadership...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, November 06 - 07:00 PM 2018

Midterm Election Watch Party

Please join RPCV/W to watch the midterm elections results at Recessions. Happy Hour has been extended for our group until 9 PM! Programming note: For those of you who have never been to Recessions, the bar is located in the basement, and the door to the bar is between Mackey's...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, November 04 - 11:00 AM 2018

Brunch and Museum Day

Come join us for brunch and free admission to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We will have brunch at Old Ebbitt Grill at 11:00 am before taking a short walk to the National Museum of Women for the 1:00 pm tour of "Fierce Women" which will highlight...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, November 03 - 08:00 AM 2018

Playground Build for Stokes Elementary School - East End Campus

My son's language immersion school, Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School, through a KaBoom! grant, will be hosting a playground build for the children pre-K3 to kindergarten (ages 3-5).  Along with the school administrators and some parents I am requesting some of my RPCV community to lend a...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, November 01 - 06:30 PM 2018

Board Meeting & Beer!

Stop by our monthly board meeting to learn how RPCV/W gets things done! We will be opening up both our October and November board meetings as we recruit for board positions that will be opening at the end of this year. Side note: technically our board meetings are always open...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, October 27 - 11:00 AM 2018

Community Service Event with A Wider Circle Project Sparkle

Please join RPCV/W as we assist A Wider Circle during their National Community Service Week event, Project Sparkle. A Wider Circle is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help individuals and families rise out of poverty. They work in partnership with those they serve to make sure that every child...

Event Type: Official

Friday, October 26 - 12:00 PM 2018 through October 28, 2018

Fall RPCV/W Campout in Shenandoah NP

Matthews Arm Campground is the closest campground in Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC and offers amenities like flush toilets, drinking water and dump stations, creating a comfortable camping experience.  It is the last weekend the campground is open for the fall.I've reserved group campsite D165, which has space for...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, October 25 - 05:00 PM 2018

Happy Hour in support of Co-partners of Campesinas

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, October 21 - 06:00 PM 2018

Join the Fula Women Association of North America for a West African Lunch Fundraiser!

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in West Africa, including Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, are invited to join us for FUWANA’s (Fula Women Association of North America) West African Lunch Fundraiser to celebrate the durable partnership with our diverse community organizations and RPCVs. Friends of RPCVs and others are welcome...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, October 21 - 04:00 PM 2018

Pumpkin Carving

Join RPCV/W as we carve and decorate pumpkins. Please bring your own pumpkin and we will provide the carving tools. Feel free to also bring decorations and whatever else you'd like to use to decorate your pumpkin. We also suggest you bring a blanket, as the ground might not be...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, October 21 - 12:00 PM 2018

Friends of Jamaica Annual General Meeting Conference Call

The date and time for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Friends of Jamaica Peace Corps Association (FOJPA) has been set for October 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST. The AGM will be held over conference call via an app called Bluejeans. Anyone interested in attending the meeting should email the President...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, October 19 - 08:00 PM 2018

Colombian Music Showcase

Come out for a fun Friday night full of live music and dancing! This event is presented by Multiflora Productions as part of their annual month-long DIY music festival that happens at multiple venues in DC. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their own ticket(s). RPCV/W will not be purchasing tickets...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, October 14 - 02:30 PM 2018

Pure Barre Donation Class

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, October 11 - 04:30 PM 2018

"Meet the Board" Happy Hour

Ever wanted to learn more about how to get more involved with RPCV/W? Come grab a drink and learn more about different board positions and committee member opportunities. 

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, October 09 - 12:00 PM 2018

Standing Together: A Dialogue on Refugees & Immigration with the 2018 USA Teacher of the Year

Join the Peace Corps Community for Refugees and show your support for refugees and immigrants in the Washington, D.C. area at "Standing Together: A Dialogue on Refugees & Immigration with the 2018 USA Teacher of the Year". Following an informal reception, we will hold a one-hour forum in the auditorium...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, October 06 - 02:00 PM 2018

PorchFest

Please join us for the annual PorchFest in Adams Morgan. Our afternoon will be spent at different porches listening to local music and meeting local musicians and artists. More details will be sent to participants the week of the event. 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, October 06 - 01:30 PM 2018

Volunteers Needed for Adams Morgan PorchFest

As you may have seen, RPCV/W is hosting a cultural event attending the Adams Morgan Porch Fest. The group organizing the Porch Fest, Cultural Tourism DC, is in need of volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Volunteers can serve during one of the two shifts, from 1:30pm to 4:15pm or...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, September 29 - 11:00 AM 2018

DC #Map2EndFGM

I am presently in Boston but this mapping in Tanzania event in Bloomingdale through the GW Humanitarian Mapping Society may be of interest to RPCVw members: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-map2endfgm-tickets-50515407945 Join us in mapping to support the Crowd2Map campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania. All mappers are welcome, and a...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, September 25 - 05:30 PM 2018

Fall Happy Hour: RPCV Career Conference "After Party"

Join RPCV/W and RPCV Career Conference attendees for a fun networking event to cap-off the conference. We will convene at the Front Page, close to PC HQ. This will be a great opportunity for RPCVs recently returned and longtime DC residents alike to connect. See you there!

Event Type: Official

Monday, September 24 - 06:00 PM 2018

Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park

Please join us to celebrate Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park on Monday, September 24, as the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins. Opening ceremonies start at 6:10 p.m. EST. Festivities include the Peace Corps Parade of Nations. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend, so please...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 23 - 01:00 PM 2018

Alexandria King Street Art Festival

Come out and join RPCV/W for a co-event with NOVA RPCV. We will meet at Blackwall Hitch Restaurant at 1 pm where we will meet for drinks and lunch before heading to the festival together. 

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 23 - 11:00 AM 2018

DC State Fair

Come out to the DC State Fair! We will meet right outside the Waterfront metro on the green line at 11 am and someone will be there holding a Peace Corps sign. During the fair, we plan to grab a bite to eat and walk around to see the different...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, September 22 - 09:00 AM 2018

RPCV/W and DC AmeriCorps Alums' Day of Service for Sept. 11th: Preservation at Dumbarton Oaks Park

During the month of September, we remember the tragedy that was September 11th. Throughout the month individuals and organizations serve in their communities to honor those who died that day and to promote peace. Please join RPCV/W and the DC AmeriCorps Alumni as we give back in memory of September...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, September 18 - 06:00 PM 2018

Game night for RPCV/W Mentoring Program

RPCV/W Mentoring Program is hosting a laid-back night for beer, bites & games for mentors and mentees to get together!   

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 09 - 03:00 PM 2018

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Come join us for a Sunday afternoon at Renwick Gallery and see the amazing Burning Man exhibit before it leaves D.C. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, September 06 - 05:30 PM 2018

International Careers Based in DC

Join panelists from the public and private sectors as they discuss their international careers based in DC! Confirmed panelists come from DAI, the State Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, and public health consulting.

Event Type: Official

Thursday, August 30 - 09:30 AM 2018

HUD Career Fair for RPCVs with NCE

Are you an RPCV with active NCE? Looking for a job with the federal government? Come to the HUD career fair on August 30!  Please note that to attend you MUST register at surveymonkey.com/r/2018HUDHiring Resumes and supporting documents (i.e. NCE letter) should be sent to recruitment@hud.gov by August 24, 2018. RSVPing...

Event Type: Official

Monday, August 27 - 06:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Mentoring Program Cohort II kick-off

We invite you to attend the official kick-off event where you will be introduced to your mentor/mentee(s) and get to know each other over refreshments. We will also discuss what is expected of you and how the mentoring program will unfold in the coming months. We will talk about the mentoring topics,...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, August 23 - 11:00 AM 2018 through August 26, 2018

RPCV/W Goes to Peace Corps Connect

Each year, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) holds the Peace Corps Connect conference. This year it will be held in the Pocono Mountains in Shawnee, Pennsylvania! RPCV/W will be taking two vans from the DMV area up to the conference and back. Please join us and reserve your spot...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, August 19 - 02:30 PM 2018

Find your balance with RPCV/W

Want to improve your physical or mental health? Want to get in tune with your body? Come join other RPCVs for a free 2-hour yoga workshop on Sunday, August 19, at 2:30pm at the Mt. Pleasant Library.  RPCV/W’s Wellness Coordinator will lead a 1-hour yoga class, which will be followed by an hour...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, August 19 - 09:30 AM 2018

Community Service Event River Kayak Cleanup

Wake up and clean up the Anacostia River while kayaking on a glorious summer morning! RPCV/W will help Boating In DC  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...

Event Type: Official

Friday, August 17 - 04:30 PM 2018

Jazz in the Garden Feat. 3Divas

Please join RPCV/W and NoVa RPCVs for one more evening of the Jazz in the Garden this summer. The band will be 3Divas (swing piano trio). For more information, visit nga.gov/press/jazz. We will be meeting in the shade near the big red sculpture that is hard to miss. The National Gallery Sculpture...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, August 14 - 05:30 PM 2018

The Most Important Career Conversation We Don't Want to Have: Salary Negotiation

How do you make sure you’re asking for the right salary? What can you do to get the best possible offer from a prospective employer? What are some ways to overcome common obstacles like nerves or answering salary questions too soon? Develop your salary negotiation strategies now in an interactive workshop!...

Event Type: Official

Monday, August 13 - 05:30 PM 2018

Happy Hour at Haydee's!

Join your fellow Washington-based RPCVs at Haydee's Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant for this fun social event!

Event Type: Official

Saturday, August 04 - 07:00 PM 2018

Salsa Night

RPCV/W invites you to put on your dancing shoes and join us for a fun night out on Saturday, August 4! This is a great event for dancers of all levels. Please join us at 6:45 pm and look for Carolina holding the RPCV sign. You can find more information here....

Event Type: Official

Saturday, July 28 - 10:00 AM 2018

Guided Hike - Rock Creek Park

Calling all our RPCV history buffs! Join us for our another Summer Singles Series event. We will be doing a guided hike through Rock Creek Park and learn about the Civil War. This is a free event but we will have a guide. We recommend bringing a few dollars of cash...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, July 18 - 05:00 PM 2018

Summer Singles Series Icebreaker Happy Hour

Trying to beat the heat? Come to our icebreaker Summer Singles Series happy hour at Franklin Hall. We’ll be playing all the cheesy icebreakers you remember (and probably used at your site!) Don’t be shy and bring friends. Non-RPCVs are welcome. Post below if you have a favorite icebreaker that...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, July 17 - 06:30 PM 2018

Speed Mentoring

Looking to land that first job in DC? Want to get some perspective from your fellow RPCV community? Come out the first Speed Mentoring event of the summer. The event will be held at Bravo Bravo and will consist of a brief overview of the RPCV/W Mentoring program followed by...

Event Type: Official

Friday, July 13 - 07:30 PM 2018

Movie Night - Coco

Please join us on Friday, July 13, at 7:30 pm for a movie screening of Coco at Farragut Square. The movie will start at sunset. We will have an RPCV sign to make it easier for people to find us.  More information can be found at https://goldentriangledc.com/golden-cinema-2018/ 

Event Type: Official

Friday, July 13 - 07:00 PM 2018

RPCV Book Club

Want to discuss books from all over the world with other RPCVs?  We've started a small book club that meets in MD and northern DC.  Come enjoy some good stories, faraway places, good food and good company!  The next book for July is from Mongolia-- The Blue Sky by Galsan...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, July 13 - 07:00 PM 2018

RPCV Book Club

If you're interested in being a part of the new RPCV book club, join the Facebook group!  That's where you'll hear about the chosen book for the month, the location, and date.  Come imbibe and discuss with us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674146685995305/

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, July 12 - 06:00 PM 2018

Community Service Event: Mock Interview & Speed Networking With Upwardly Global

Join RPCV/W and Upwardly Global for the Mock Interview & Speed Networking event for immigrant job seekers. RPCVs will work one-on-one with job seekers to provide general job interview practice and provide networking advice. Upwardly Global works to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, to help integrate this population into the...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 30 - 11:30 AM 2018

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Come on out to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival! We will meet by the Smithsonian Metro on the National Mall at 11:30 and will grab a bite to eat at the festival before perusing the Catalonian and Armenian booths. You can find out more about this year's festival here. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 28 - 05:30 PM 2018

Story Slam

Share your health and wellness story in our upcoming story slam. Please contact secretary@rpcvw.org if you plan to share your story at the event and for more details. 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 23 - 05:45 PM 2018

June Meal Volunteer Event at Calvary Women's Services

Have a few hours to spare? Women Empowering Women of RPCV/W has the perfect opportunity for you! Join us at this month's serving at Calvary Women's Services. We will provide a meal for their first dinner shift as part of our monthly commitment to the organization.  Calvary Women’s Services empowers...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 23 - 12:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Annual Summer BBQ!

This year we will be holding the event at the Congressional Cemetery, one of the most unique event places in DC! Located a few blocks from the Potomac Ave Metro, off the blue/orange/silver lines. This is a family event and one of the biggest of the year. We will have...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 21 - 06:30 PM 2018

National Mall Walking

Event Type: Official

Friday, June 15 - 05:00 PM 2018

Jazz in the Garden with RPCV/W and NOVA RPCV

Join us on Friday, June 15th for Happy Hour at Jazz in the Garden with RPCVs from RPCV/W and NOVA RPCV!June 15 - Michael Thomas Quintet - Traditional Jazz This is a free event and it does get busy early. Show up early, bring a blanket for sitting, and look...

Event Type: Official

Monday, June 11 - 06:00 PM 2018

Community Service Event at Whitman-Walker

June is RPCV/W's Health & Wellness Month. All month long we are partnering Women Empowering Women, Health Justice for Peace Corps Volunteers, NPCA, and the Peace Cops Story Podcast to bring you events and activities focusing on health and wellness.   Join RPCV/W Community Service in making self-testing kits during Whitman-Walker...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 09 - 03:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Sound Bath

Seeking relaxation and stress relief? Come join wellness Coordinator Alle Kamela and fellow RPCVs in a Sound Bath Meditation at Take Five Meditation near DuPont Circle on June 9th at 3pm. Sound bath meditation is the use of ancient vibrational tools that offer a sound massage for the body, mind...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 09 - 02:00 PM 2018

City of Jade - Film Screening

Come join us for a screening of the film "City of Jade" Click on the link to find out more about the film and to view the trailer.  We will meet at 1:45 pm by the Freer Information desk. 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 09 - 12:00 PM 2018

Bilingual Spanish Teachers to Volunteer at St. Ann's Center to Teach Basic Spanish!

Volunteer Orientation for RPCV who are interested in teaching Spanish to small children. St. Ann’s Center is recruiting for one or two adult female volunteers over the age of 21 years old to teach very basic Spanish to 2 ½ year olds – 4 year old children at St. Ann’s...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, June 07 - 05:30 PM 2018

Career Spotlight on Roger Thurow

A former Wall Street Journal Correspondent for over 30 years and a Pulitzer Prize finalist in International Reporting, Mr. Thurow is currently a senior fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He will share insights about entering a career in international development and policy. The event will be a...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, June 06 - 04:30 PM 2018

RPCV Pride Happy Hour 2018

Come join Peace Corps HQ’s Spectrum and RPCV/W as we celebrate Pride 2018 together! Everyone welcome! Questions? Contact spectrum@peacecorps.gov

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, June 05 - 05:30 PM 2018

Storytelling Workshop

Join Tyler Lloyd of My Peace Corps Story Podcast to learn how to effectively convey your Peace Corps stories of health and wellness. On June 28th, in collaboration with NPCA's Health Advocacy Day, we are hosting a Peace Corps Stories of Health: Story Slam. More details will follow soon.  This...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 02 - 02:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Community Yoga @ Shaw Library

This June, RPCV/W is hosting a series of health and wellness events. Come practice yoga taught by a fellow RPCV followed by deep relaxation. Experience the many benefits of yoga nidra, or "yogic sleep", an immensely powerful meditation technique and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain....

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 26 - 06:30 PM 2018

May Meal Volunteer Event at Calvary Women's Services

We have an exciting opportunity for you to support a community service initiative coordinated by Women Empowering Women (WEW) of RPCV/W. For this event you will assist in preparing and serving a meal at Calvary Women’s Services. This is the third time members from the RPCV/W community have engaged with...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 22 - 05:30 PM 2018

RPCVs in D.C. Tech

Join panelists from federal agencies & entrepreneurial organizations as they discuss their career trajectories and what it takes to be successful in D.C. tech! Among other topics, the panel will cover what a career in tech entails, how to transition to tech (even without a tech background), and how to...

Event Type: Official

Monday, May 21 - 08:00 AM 2018 through May 24, 2018

CARE National Conference

The CARE National Conference is happening next week in Washington, DC and there ate many exciting free and ticketed events around international women and girls advocacy.  Register today for the 2018 #CAREcon, where hundreds of people from around the world will meet in Washington, D.C. from May 21-23 to learn...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, May 20 - 02:00 PM 2018

JFK Wreath Laying 2018

Join us as we pay our respects to JFK at Arlington National Cemetery. We will meet at the visitors center at 2pm and then walk together to JFK's flame. Then, join us afterward to raise a glass at Heavy Seas.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 19 - 03:00 PM 2018

Distillery Tour

The distillery tour and tasting is $15 and will take about an hour. It includes the tour, tasting of the products, and gratuity. We are limiting the event to 20 individuals (10 men and 10 women) to ensure a small, balanced group. Republic Restoratives is a women-owned distillery in Ivy...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 17 - 05:30 PM 2018

RPCVW Happy Hour at the Saloon

Join us for a fun happy hour!

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 17 - 11:00 AM 2018

Write Winning Grants

This workshop is specially designed for experienced fundraisers with a strong understanding of the basic fundamentals of grant writing who are looking for a way to polish existing skills and grow your grant writing game. During the half-day session we will use interactive exercises and discussions to help you better...

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 11 - 07:00 PM 2018

Let's start an RPCV Book Club!

Interested in traveling through literature, experiencing diverse voices with an enriching discussion?  And, of course, we will plan for some refreshment too! We will be using the below TED talk about an author who read a book from every country and her list as a guide, but we can sprinkle...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, May 05 - 01:00 PM 2018

Around the World Embassy Tour

Come join us for an afternoon of fun! We will be visiting the embassies of Benin, Nepal, and Costa Rica as part of the annual Around the World Embassy Tour. Please visit any other embassies you'd personally like to see, before joining us outside of the Embassy of Benin at...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 05 - 10:30 AM 2018

RPCV/w Community Yoga/Laughter Yoga @ Shaw Library

Join us for our Spring Yoga Series! From Dharma to laughter yoga, we invite you to relax, laugh, and breathe! There is no cost to attend. Space is limited to 20 RPCV/w members. Non-RPCVw members will be waitlisted and contacted two days prior to the event. Check your membership status...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 01 - 06:00 AM 2018

Yoga Retreat In Himalayas for 5/7 Days

The Yoga Retreat aims to teach the practical application of yoga along with the philosophy behind this physical, mental and spiritual discipline. It’s a perfect foundation course for anyone considering to become a yoga instructor.You will leave the retreat feeling rejuvenated and energized. This retreat is designed for people who...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, April 30 - 05:30 PM 2018

Summer Singles Series: LGBTQ Kick off Happy Hour

Spring has sprung and it's time to leave the house for our Summer Single Series! This series will provide an opportunity for RPCV/W singles to meet each other in fun, relaxed environments. We will be doing activities like speed dating, picnicking, and more. Join us for our kick-off event to learn...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 28 - 02:00 PM 2018

Picnic in the Park

Potluck Picnic! Bring a dish from your service country. Also, bring games to share. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 26 - 07:00 PM 2018

Art Show - Support RPCV Costa Rica Exhibit

Victor Pimentel, Tico 24, will be exhibiting his art work at the "MAGNIFY" showcase by Raw Artists D.C. A sale of 20 tickets covers Vitor's spot in the exhibit. The tickets are only $22 and need to be sold by Thursday April 19th in order for him to participate. If...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, April 26 - 06:00 PM 2018

Karaoke Night at the Ugly Mug

Join us for a fun night of karaoke at the Ugly Mug! Bring your friends!

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 21 - 04:00 PM 2018

DC Spring Happy Hour with Friends of Jamaica

We're gathering multi generations of Jamaica RPCVs this April in Washington, D.C.  to meet and celebrate with our newest returned volunteers and to help build their local networks as they re-enter the U.S.Come join us at...Date: 21 April 2018Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm EDTThe Pitch Tavern4015 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011, USARSVP at https://www.servejamaica.org/events/dc-spring-happy-hour or email info@servejamaica.org

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, April 19 - 05:30 PM 2018

NOVA and RPCV/W Joint Happy Hour

Join NOVA RPCVs and RPCV/W at Earl's Kitchen and Bar for a fun joint Happy Hour.

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, April 18 - 05:30 PM 2018

RPCV Career Panel - 5 years in Government

Join our distinguished panelists on Wednesday, April 18th at Peace Corps Shriver Hall for a discussion on how to make the most out of your first 5 years in government. Pending final confirmation, panelists will join us from the State Department, Legal Services Corporation, and Young Government Leaders.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 14 - 10:00 AM 2018

Rock Creek Park Extreme Cleaning with RPCV/W

Spring has sprung in Washington, DC and all around people are getting out to enjoy the area's beautiful green parks. Come help keep Rock Creek Park green by joining RPCV/W during the Rock Creek Conservancy's 10th Annual Extreme Clean event. We will be removing trash and debris from the trails in the park...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 14 - 09:00 AM 2018

2-Day International Development Consulting Seminar

Join us as RPCV/W and American University's School of International Service host a 2-day International Development Consulting Seminar with former International Consultant John Holley. Mr. Holley has more than 40-years experience in international consulting and will teach you what it takes to become successful in the field. Please note that this...

Event Type: Official

Monday, April 09 - 05:30 PM 2018

Summer Singles Series: Kick off Happy Hour

Spring has sprung and it's time to leave the house for our Summer Single Series! This series will provide an opportunity for RPCV/W singles to meet each other in fun, relaxed environments. We will be doing activities like speed dating, picnicking, and more. Join us for our kick-off event to learn...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 07 - 10:30 AM 2018

RPCV/W Home Buying Seminar

Are you looking to buy a home in 2018, but don’t know where to start?  Are you worried that you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? Do you want to put together a plan to buy a home in the future? Please join us on Saturday, April 7th...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, March 31 - 10:30 AM 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival Picnic

Join us Saturday, March 31st for our Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Picnic by the Tidal Basin! We'll be there early to get a spot but we encourage you to come between 10:30 am - 2:30 pm to hang out. 

Event Type: Official

Friday, March 30 - 05:30 PM 2018

Community Service Event at Calvary Women's Service

During the month of March we honor all the important contributions women have made and will make to improve our world.  In order for women to create positive change we need to help lift them up so they can own their gifts and strengths. Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health,...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 29 - 07:00 PM 2018

Author Talk with Anna Badkhen: Fisherman's Blues

Join Anna Badkhen for a reading and discussion of her latest book, Fisherman's Blues.  Once upon a time fishermen who launched their pirogues from the coast of Senegal could dip their hands into the ocean and pull out fish as big as their thighs. But in an Atlantic decimated by...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, March 27 - 07:00 PM 2018

First Kurdish novel translated into English: I Stared At the Night of the City with Kareem Abdulrahman

The first major contemporary novel translated from Kurdish, by the most pre-eminent living writer from this ever-important Middle Eastern region. Iraqi Kurdistan at the turn of the twenty-first century is a territory ruled by strongmen, revolutionaries, fixers, bureaucrats, and the "Barons" who control everything from livestock and land to Kurdish...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, March 27 - 05:30 PM 2018

Happy Hour at The MadHatter

Join your RPCV/W family at The Front Page for a fun Happy Hour.

Event Type: Official

Sunday, March 18 - 12:45 PM 2018

RPCV/W Community Yoga @ Yoga Heights

Join us for our Spring Yoga Series! From Dharma to Laughing yoga, we invite you to relax, laugh, and breathe! There is no cost to attend. Space is limited to 20 RPCV/w members. Non-RPCVw members will be waitlisted and contacted two days prior to the event. Check your membership status...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 15 - 07:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Mentor/Mentee Meet Up and Program Overview

RPCV/W is looking for dedicated professionals to help support our organization and give back to others by sharing their experiences. We are in the process of recruiting mentors and mentees to participate in our 2018 Mentorship Program. Come join us at Froggy Bottom Pub & Restaurant on March 15th from...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 15 - 04:00 PM 2018

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, & Hope in Wartime Syria - Author Event with Rania Abouzeid

Prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid talks about her eye-opening book, which tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. Beginning with the first rumblings of dissent in 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, March 12 - 05:30 PM 2018

HH_Haydees

Join your RPCV/W family at Haydee's Restaurant for a fun Happy Hour.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, March 10 - 10:30 AM 2018

RPCV/W Home Buying Seminar

Are you looking to buy a home in 2018, but don’t know where to start?  Are you worried that you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? Do you want to put together a plan to buy a home in the future? Please join us on Saturday, March 10th...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, February 27 - 07:00 PM 2018

Peace Corps Trivia Night at the Wonderland Ballroom

Come test your general knowledge at the Wonderland Ballroom February 27th at 7 PM with the RPCV/W crew. There will be 7 rounds of 10 questions each with an overall Peace Corps theme to the evening. There is a max of 5 people per team. Wonderland will be sponsoring our event with...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 24 - 12:00 PM 2018

African American Museum of History and Culture - Small Private Guided Tour

RSVP is required for this special event. Reserve your spot today — only five total openings. Celebrate Black History Month by joining RPCV/W Culture on a private, small group, guided tour of the African American Museum of History and Culture. Once you've RSVP'ed, the RPCV/W Culture Director will be in...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 24 - 11:00 AM 2018

RPCV/W Community Service: A Wider Circle

The operational heart of being a part of the Peace Corps family is service. This February show some love for your neighbors by serving others and building community. Join RPCV/W as we help community members find what they need to triumph over poverty with A Wider Circle. A Wider Circle is...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 22 - 05:30 PM 2018

Meet the Board Happy Hour

Come meet the 2018 RPCV/W Board of Directors during happy hour. Our various directors for Social, Community Service, Professional Development, Communications, Outreach, Development, etc. will be around to talk about RPCV/W and our goals as a non-profit, our plans for this year, and address any questions, suggestions, or feedback that you...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, February 18 - 12:00 PM 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year by having lunch with fellow RPCVS in Chinatown on the parade route followed by watching the annual parade outside. Lunch will pay your own way.  RSVPs are required. Location: Downtown Chinatown, more details will be given to those who RSVP.  

Event Type: Official

Monday, February 12 - 05:30 PM 2018

RPCV/W Happy Hour at Bravo Bravo

All RPCV/W members are invited to come out for our first Happy Hour of the year at Bravo Bravo this coming Monday, 2/12 from 5:30 on.  Located at 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW and only a 10-second walk from the Farragut North Metro, this spacious salsa club is just what you need to spice...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, February 07 - 06:00 PM 2018

First Wednesdays Monthly Happy Hour

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 01 - 07:30 PM 2018

Quarterlife User Manual

Back from Peace Corps but unsure what to do next? Join RPCV/W for a complimentary screening of the short documentary, "The Quarterlife User Manual" and a discussion with its director, Rob Montz.  About the Director: Mr. Montz is a director at We the Internet TV, an online political comedy and news...

Event Type: Official

Monday, January 15 - 09:45 AM 2018

MLK Day of Service with We Are Family 2018

The operational heart of being a part of the Peace Corps family is service. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King jr.’s great service to civil rights and to the United States, Martin Luther King Day has become a day of community service. Take the time this holiday weekend to...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, January 10 - 06:00 PM 2018

Financial planning for RPCVs

Please join for an RPCV-led informal presentation and question & answer session around financial planning topics, such as retirement planning, student loan payment, employer benefits, insurance, and saving.  Content will be relevant for RPCVs at all career stages, from "just off the boat" returners to those nearing retirement.

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, December 14 - 06:00 PM 2017

Career Mentoring Happy Hour

  This Happy Hour is for everyone who is participating in or interested in participating in the mentoring program. Stop by Haydee's in Mount Pleasant to meet up with your mentor or mentee, or to learn how to get involved in the next round of matching!

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, December 12 - 06:00 PM 2017

Community Shopping Event

Come join us at Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria to shop in support of this organization while purchasing handmade fair trade gifts. 10-20% of your purchase dollars will be donated directly to RPCV/W.

Event Type: Official

Sunday, December 10 - 10:15 AM 2017

RPCV/W Community Service: So Others Might Eat

The operational heart of being a part of the Peace Corps family is service. Take the time this holiday season to serve others and build community. Join RPCV/W as we serve lunch to homeless and needy at So Others Might Eat (SOME).  Opened as a small soup kitchen in 1970,...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, December 02 - 07:00 PM 2017

2017 Black and White

Make sure to join us for our biggest event of year, bringing together hundreds of RPCVs and friends of all different ages and countries of service, and from all across the District-Maryland-Virginia area! This year's event will be held at 201 Bar near the Union Station Metro on Saturday, December...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, November 29 - 06:00 PM 2017

Development Committee Meeting

The gala is coming up on December 2nd and the development committee is focused on soliciting underwriters and silent auction items. We encourage members to volunteer and support the success of the holiday gala by helping gather 3-5 donated items (values of $25+). Consider donating or asking local businesses, restaurants,...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, November 23 - 03:00 PM 2017

Courtney Dunham Memorial Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

Join us for our first annual Courtney Dunham Memorial Thanksgiving Potluck! Along with our RPCV/W community, we'll also be inviting Med Evac PCVs in the area. Turkey will be provided and we ask that guests  bring a side dish, dessert or drinks. Please sign up to bring a dish here.  RPCV/W...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, November 18 - 09:00 AM 2017

RPCV/W Community Service: Food & Friends

Spread the community giving this Thanksgiving season and serve your neighbors living with life-challenging illnesses. Join RPCV/W to help prepare home meals with other RPCVs.  Food & Friends works to foster a community caring for those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, November 14 - 06:00 PM 2017

Development Committee Meeting

The gala is coming up on December 2nd and the development committee is focused on soliciting underwriters and silent auction items. We encourage members to volunteer and support the success of the holiday gala by helping gather 3-5 donated items (values of $25+). Consider donating or asking local businesses, restaurants,...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, November 13 - 05:00 PM 2017

Intro to GIS / Open Street Map

Stop by Bravo Bravo on November 13th to learn more about GIS from members of the Red Cross international services team. Learn how you can contribute to the open street map project and assist on Humanitarian Open Street Map tasks.  The mapping community here in DC is a great one...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, November 11 - 06:00 PM 2017

Noche de Salsa, Saturday, November 11, 6-9 pm, Meze Restaurant

Dance Salsa. Support Education in Nicaragua.Is there a better way to spend your Saturday night?On Saturday, November 11th Help Educate, a nonprofit started by RPCVs, will host our 8th Annual Noche de Salsa event from 6-9 PM at Meze in Washington, DC. Join us for dancing - including salsa lessons -...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, November 11 - 09:30 AM 2017

2017 Veterans Day of Service with Mission Continues

Join Service Year Alliance, The Mission Continues, and The Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs as we work to revitalize the Langston Terrace Community. The scope of the project will be to clear the area and prepare it for installation of playground equipment, build park benches and tables, and other projects...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, November 08 - 06:00 PM 2017

Professional Development Wine and Cheese w/ Non-Profit Lead Consultant from Talem Consulting

Please join us (over wine and cheese) to learn about pursuing a career in nonprofit consulting. The dynamic discussion will feature the insights of Rachel Branaman (RPCV Namibia 2009-11 ) who is the principal consultant for her own consulting business, Talem Consulting (www.talemconsulting.com). Rachel works with clients around the U.S. on institutional sustainability,...

Event Type: Official

Monday, October 30 - 06:30 PM 2017

Story Telling Slam

At a moment when our citizens are more divided than ever, service year programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, Teach for America, and YouthBuild bring Americans together in common purpose to tackle pressing challenges and transform their own lives. Please join Service Year Alliance’s Washington, D.C. chapter Monday, October 30th, 6:30...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, October 28 - 08:30 AM 2017

November Community Service: Rock Creek Trail Work

Join us on a crisp autumn morning for a trail project with Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. PATC will lead us to a work site to assist with rebuilding the erosion control on the lower end of the Whittier Trail and working on cribbing on the nearby Valley Trail. It should be...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, October 25 - 05:30 PM 2017

Joining The Board Reception

Want to join the RPCV/W board? Join us for a casual reception and information session on how RPCV/W functions and how you can get involved. Click here for job descriptions. We look forward to welcoming you!

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, October 24 - 07:00 PM 2017

Zambia Independence Day Party

Join us on Tuesday, October 24th to celebrate Zambian Indepence Day with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Zambian Nationals, and friends of Zambia! Everyone is welcome and invited to participate in the festivities and celebrate Zambian culture.  It's a potluck! Bring your favorite Zambian relish or American dish to share. We...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, October 24 - 05:00 PM 2017

Happy Hour in support of Co-partners of Campesinas

Co-partners is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that supports rural women, children and youth in El Salvador and Guatemala using a motto of "Learn, Earn, Lead". Join us for this event and help raise funds for scholarships for children and youth and vocational training for women and youth. Support us in...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, October 11 - 05:30 PM 2017

Career Mentoring Happy Hour

  This Happy Hour is for everyone who is participating in or interested in participating in the mentoring program. Stop by Judy's near U street to meet up with your mentor or mentee, or to learn how to get involved in the next round of matching!

Event Type: Official

Friday, October 06 - 05:00 PM 2017

Impromptu Happy Hour and Tshirt Pickup

A few of us are going to be on the patio at The Wonderland Ballroom today distributing apparel and yoga mats to those who had preordered them, so we figured why not make it an impromptu happy hour and invite the whole group? So come by, bring a friend and...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, October 05 - 06:30 PM 2017

RPCV/W Monthly Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet each month to conduct business. Following adjournment, visitors may make presentations and deliver announcements.  All board meetings are open to the public. We kindly ask that you email Chris at president@rpcvw.org or call 202-681-7428 ahead of time so we can welcome you.

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, September 30 - 08:00 PM 2017

Super Spectacular Comedy Show for Service

Do something fun, connect with different communities, and give back all at the same time! The Super Spectacular Comedy Show for Service is a fun filled comedy night and benefit extravaganza, featuring local stand up comedians and storytellers with service backgrounds; including the U.S. military, the Peace Corps, and AmeriCorps....

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, September 26 - 05:30 PM 2017

RPCV/W Career Conference Happy Hour Networking Event at Front Page

Peace Corps Headquarters will play host to hundreds of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers during the RPCV Career Conference in Washington, DC from Monday, September 35, 2017 to Thursday, September 28, 2017. To welcome home our RPCV’s from the field and help them practice their elevator pitches, we'll be holding a networking...

Event Type: Official

Friday, September 22 - 05:30 PM 2017

Social Networking Happy Hour

Free Beer and Wine! We've partnered with CDK for a happy hour on Friday, September 22nd from 5:30 to 9 at the Uline Arena near the Noma Metro in the new Spaces Noma coworker space. Bring your friends and meet some new ones at this months social happy hour. 

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 17 - 10:30 AM 2017

RPCV/W Community Service: Anacostia River Kayak Cleanup

Clean up the Anacostia River while kayaking on the last Sunday 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 brief safety orientation. Spots for this event...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, September 14 - 06:00 PM 2017

Women in Leadership - CorpsAfrica

Please join us (over wine and cheese) for an exciting professional development opportunity that is a continuation of the theme of the Women in Leadership.  The dynamic discussion will feature the insights of Liz Fanning (RPCV Morocco, 1993-95) who is the Founder and Executive Director of CorpsAfrica. Liz works to create the opportunity...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, September 12 - 05:00 PM 2017

Career Mentoring Happy Hour

This Happy Hour is for everyone who is participating in or interested in participating in the mentoring program. Stop by Haydee's in Mount Pleasant to meet up with your mentor or mentee, or to learn how to get involved in the next round of matching!

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, August 29 - 07:00 PM 2017

2017 Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park - August 26 Ticket Deadline

Please join us to celebrate Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park on Tuesday, August 29, as the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins. Click here to purchase tickets in the Peace Corps section. Ticket options: $44 - Outfield section 104 - Includes $15 concession stand credit $17 - Scoreboard...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, August 29 - 04:30 PM 2017

Carry A Flag in the Parade of Nations at Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park

Please join us to celebrate Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park on Tuesday, August 29, as the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins. Click here to sit in the Peace Corps section. Opening ceremonies start at 7p.m. EST. Festivities include the Peace Corps Parade of Nations. Friends and family...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, August 27 - 12:00 PM 2017

2017 Summer BBQ at American University

This year we will be holding the event at American University Washington College of Law which is located a few blocks from the Tenleytown Metro. This is a family event and one of the biggest of the year. We will have delicious food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, potato...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, August 13 - 11:00 AM 2017

Sip 'n Stretch: Aerial Yoga + (Optional) Brunch

Come fly with RPCV/W at our first Sip 'n Stretch!! Yoga Fusion is conveniently located just three walking minutes from Bethesda metro.  Do you feel like stretching, releasing compression from your spine, and having fun flying too? The aerial yoga practice will bring expansion into the spine and heart, while...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, July 29 - 11:30 AM 2017

Private RPCV wine tasting

I organized a wine tasting with some friends, including RPCVs, and rented a minibus to take as about. We have room for a few more people. If interested please email: joshuahcole@gmail.com.  11:30 Minbus will leave the Roslyn Metro station. The clock begins at 11:30 regardless of we leave on time. So...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, July 19 - 06:30 PM 2017

RPCV/W Community Service: Immigrant Job Seeker Workshop

Join RPCV/W and Upwardly Global for a workshop for skilled immigrant job seekers. RPCVs will work one-on-one with job seekers to provide general job interview advice and review resumes. Upwardly Global works to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce. 

Event Type: Official

Sunday, July 16 - 05:30 PM 2017

Welcome HS STEM Students from 160 Nations at International Robot Olympics

Interested in science, tech and youth education in your country of service? Come to the International Robot “Olympics” for high school-age students at Constitution Hall from July 16-18. Attend the Opening Ceremony and/or volunteer as a Team Ambassador.    160 nations are participating in this year’s FIRST Global Challenge, each with...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 29 - 06:30 PM 2017

Country of Service Potluck Dinner

It’s time for another Potluck Dinner! Bring a dish from your country of service and spend some time with your fellow RPCVs. A kitchen will be available to prep your food and heat up dishes if needed. Please BYOB! Don’t forget to RSVP and sign up here for the dish...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, June 27 - 06:30 PM 2017

Speed Mentoring

  Are you looking for your first job out of Peace Corps, a new job, or to switch to a new company or field?  Come by for our Speed Mentoring event! Mentors will be available to help RPCVs with resume review and other career advice in short one on one...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, June 27 - 05:30 PM 2017

The Most Influential Women World Leaders You Have Never Heard Of

Author and RPCV/W member Richard O'Brien discusses and answers questions about the 108 women who have served as their nation's respective Presidents or Prime Ministers. The stories, struggles, careers and accomplishments of several of the most notable and least recognized of these women will be featured. O'Brien's will discuss his...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, June 25 - 09:30 AM 2017

RPCV/W Community Service: Anacostia River Kayak Cleanup

Clean up the Anacostia River while kayaking on a glorious summer Sunday! 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....

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 24 - 05:00 PM 2017

Friends of Jamaica Happy Hour and Networking Event

We're gathering multi generations of Jamaica RPCVs this June right here in DC!  To meet and celebrate with our newest returned volunteers + help build their local networks as they re-enter the U.S

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, June 22 - 08:30 PM 2017

Ramadan Iftar

Join Friends of Morocco in remembering fasting for Ramadan Iftar at the Marrakech Restaurant DC 2147 P Street NW Washington, DC 20037 on Thursday, June 22 starting at 8:37 pm. Menu is dates, eggs, harira soup, bakherire (Moroccan pancake) sefoufe (almond-semolina cake) and shabakia (honey and sesame cookie). Cost $18....

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, June 22 - 09:30 AM 2017

'The Women's Mandate' TEDxAmericanUniversity 2017

What does it mean to be included? Part of the whole. A seat at the table. A name on the ballot. A belief considered. A voice heard. Join us for TEDxAmericanUniversity on June 22nd as we explore stories of leadership, listening, and coming together in an increasingly divided world. As...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, June 21 - 05:00 PM 2017

Peace Corps Night at DC United and Pre-Game Happy Hour

Join us for Peace Corps Night at DC United against Atlanta United! Come to our pregame happy hour at Trustys or carry a flag in the pregame parade of nations. Buy your tickets here. Participate in Peace Corps’ Parade of Nations at the game by carrying a flag from a country where...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 17 - 06:00 PM 2017

Friends of Fiji 2017 Gala

The entire Fijian and Peace Corps Fiji communities are invited to come together to celebrate South Pacific customs and culture, Peace Corps service and to give back to Fiji.  Proceeds from this year’s Gala will go towards development projects in Fiji sponsored jointly by Friends of Fiji and the Fijian...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, June 15 - 05:00 PM 2017

RPCV/W Putt Putt Happy Hour

Come on out to H Street Country Club Thursday, June 15th and enjoy happy hour specials from 5:00pm to 8:00pm! $3 Modelo, $3 Corona, and $5 Margaritas will surely make for a great evening!UPDATE: The putting green has been pulled out from under us! Plenty of drinks still to be had at...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 10 - 04:30 PM 2017

Carry Your Country Flag in the Capital Pride Parade

Interested in carrying your country's flag in this year's Capital Pride Parade? Complete this form to let Peace Corps know https://goo.gl/forms/niRnwMiNhZM5IEUx1 This is open to all RPCVs, HQ staff, and their friends and families. Join us in marching in the Pride parade and carry your host country’s flag. We only have...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, June 06 - 05:30 PM 2017

RPCV Women in Leadership Career Panel

Join RPCV/W as we team up with the Peace Corps’ Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services to present a panel of RPCV Women in Leadership positions sharing their experiences in the private, public, not-for-profit, and entrepreneurial sectors followed by a Q & A.   This is an open...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 01 - 07:30 PM 2017

Grassroots Comedy DC Presents: Comedy Benefit for Atlas Corps

Is the face of America making you feel like a jerk in the international arena these days? Feel even more compelled to pretend you're from Canada than you did under the Bush years? Do you dream about Obama being the president as a dreamy diplomatic rock star every night, and...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, June 01 - 06:30 PM 2017

RPCV/W Monthly Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet each month to conduct business. Following adjournment, visitors may make presentations and deliver announcements.  All board meetings are open to the public. We kindly ask that you email Chris at president@rpcvw.org or call 202-681-7428 ahead of time so we can welcome you.

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, June 01 - 06:30 PM 2017

Board Meeting of Co-partners of Campesinas--Volunteers Needed

Co-partners of Campesinas is a small, all-volunteer organization that works with women and youth in El Salvador and Guatemala using a motto of " Learn, Earn, Lead". We seek a social media savvy addition to our board. Please call or write for additional information. Meetings are  monthly on Wednesdays at 6:30...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, June 01 - 05:00 PM 2017

Spectrum presents: Pride Meet and Greet!

In celebration of Pride Month, Spectrum would like to invite you to a Pride Meet and Greet. Stop by to catch up with Spectrum members, Peace Corps staff, and RPCV's. Hope to see you all there!

Event Type: Official

Sunday, May 21 - 02:00 PM 2017

John F. Kennedy Memorial Wreath Laying

Please join us as we celebrate John F. Kennedy, founder of the Peace Corps. The Wreath Laying ceremony will take place at his memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. We will meet at the cemetery's Visitors Center, share our thoughts, and walk to the memorial to pay our respects.  Then we'll...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 18 - 05:45 PM 2017

Yappy Hour!

Let's get YAPPY.May's RPCV/W Happy Hour isn't just for you, it's also for your favorite four-legged friend(s) the brig public beergarden is located in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Washington, 5 blocks from Eastern Market metro on lower 8th Street (Barracks Row) near the Navy Yard and 8...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 11 - 05:00 PM 2017

Career Mentoring Happy Hour

This Happy Hour is for everyone who is participating in or interested in participating in the mentoring program. Stop by Froggy Bottom to meet up with your mentor or mentee, or to learn how to get involved in the next round of matching!

Event Type: Official

Monday, May 08 - 06:00 PM 2017

Film: Opening of "Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia" + Q&A with Director

*Many of the countryside shots in "Angkor Awakens" were filmed at Peace Corps sites between 2012 and 2013. Grab a friend and watch the premiere of "Angkor Awakens" at E Street Cinema. Q&A with Director Robert H. Lieberman follows all screenings on May 7th and 8th. Film Description From the...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, May 07 - 07:30 PM 2017

Film: Opening of "Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia" + Q&A with Director

*Many of the countryside shots in "Angkor Awakens" were filmed at Peace Corps sites between 2012 and 2013. Grab a friend and watch the premiere of "Angkor Awakens" at E Street Cinema. Q&A with Director Robert H. Lieberman follows all screenings on May 7th and 8th. Film Description From the...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, May 07 - 04:30 PM 2017

Film: Opening of "Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia" + Q&A with Director

*Many of the countryside shots in "Angkor Awakens" were filmed at Peace Corps sites between 2012 and 2013. Grab a friend and watch the premiere of "Angkor Awakens" at E Street Cinema. Q&A with Director Robert H. Lieberman follows all screenings on May 7th and 8th. Film Description From the...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, May 07 - 01:30 PM 2017

Film: Opening of "Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia" + Q&A with Director

*Many of the countryside shots in "Angkor Awakens" were filmed at Peace Corps sites between 2012 and 2013. Grab a friend and watch the premiere of "Angkor Awakens" at E Street Cinema. Q&A with Director Robert H. Lieberman follows all screenings on May 7th and 8th. Film Description From the...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, May 07 - 01:00 PM 2017

Montgomery County Cause Fair

Come meet representatives from dozens of local organizations looking for volunteers and get involved with the causes that matter to you! Opening remarks by Congressman Jamie Raskin! Click here for flyer Engage with dozens of groups, including: Interfaith Action for Human Rights Mobile Med MoCo Civil Rights Coalition MoCo Humane Society...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, May 04 - 07:00 PM 2017

Grassroots Comedy DC Presents: Comedy Benefit for The DC Center For The LGBT Community

It's been a tough year so far in the LGBTQIA community. The Trump administration is filled with horrifying appointments: Ben Carson once compared homosexuality to bestiality; Jeff Sessions once attempted to prevent an LGBT event from taking place in Alabama (he lost); Mike Pence once tried to prevent gay people...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, May 04 - 06:00 PM 2017

Financial planning for RPCVs (now that you're no longer the wealthiest person in the village)

Join us for a drink and a financial planning seminar tailored for and delivered by RPCVs.  Topics will address navigating workplace retirement programs, student loan repayment options, savings for down payment, and personal budgeting. 

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, April 29 - 03:00 PM 2017

Fallen Peace Corps Volunteer Memorial Service

Join us and the Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers Memorial Project to honor the 304 women and men who have sacrificed their lives while pursuing the Peace Corps mission.  You can view the program here.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 29 - 10:00 AM 2017

RPCV Group Forming for Climate March

As RPCVs, we know that people in developing countries, most of whom are smallholder farmers, are suffering and will suffer the most from climate change. One way we might continue to serve them is by advocating for action on this end.   To that end, the new NPCA affiliate group, RPCVs for...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, April 22 - 09:00 AM 2017

RPCV/W Community Service: Earth Day!

Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for an Earth Day event held in partnership with Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the Anacostia Watershed Society. We will spend the morning removing invasive plants, picking up trash, planting native plants, and performing other park projects.  There are only 9 spots available....

Event Type: Official

Friday, April 21 - 03:30 PM 2017

Abt Associates Career Panel

Interested in a career working for a mission-driven that specializes in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, climate change, and international development? Join RPCV/W as we present a panel of RPCV’s sharing their experiences working at Abt Associates followed by a Q & A...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 20 - 05:45 PM 2017

Sing Along Happy Hour

District Karaoke and RPCV/W are teaming up to bring you our first Sing Along Happy Hour! The premise is super simple... Come and drink with your favorite friends after work, and every 15 minutes or so we'll play a song more than 50% of the crowd will likely know to...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 13 - 07:30 PM 2017

Private Sector Innovation in International Development: Making the world a better place by doing business better

Learn how companies in diverse industries are taking new approaches to global corporate social responsibility and sustainability—from creating innovation hubs, to supporting local supply chains, to building local workforce capacity—and find out how development-minded professionals can make a positive impact by working for, or partnering with, the private sector.The Organization...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, April 11 - 06:30 PM 2017

Service Story Slam

Click here to RSVP and submit your story. We're partnering with the DC Service Year Alliance Chapter for a powerful night of story telling, both from those who serve, and those who have been affected by service. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP on their website.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 08 - 10:00 AM 2017

Cherry Blossom Picnic

Bring your family and friends to the Tidal Basin! We'll head out early and stake out a couple picnic tables in front of the Tidal Basin Festival Stage. We'll stick around well into the afternoon. Bring frisbees, footballs, kites and blankets to sit on. Start time is around 11 am...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 06 - 07:30 PM 2017

Grassroots Comedy DC Presents: Comedy Benefit for MPAC

  Do you ever feel like you're living in a religiously tolerant time and place, where everyone is treated equally and fairly? Where people aren't judged based on their particular faith, but on the content of their character? Where your friends and neighbors can practice their religion in a free...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, April 06 - 06:30 PM 2017

Monthly Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet each month to conduct business. Following adjournment, visitors may make presentations and deliver announcements.  All board meetings are open to the public. We kindly ask that you email Chris at president@rpcvw.org or call 202-681-7428 ahead of time so we can welcome you.

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, April 06 - 05:30 PM 2017

Emergency Management, DOD, Humanitarian Aid Career Panel

Join RPCV/W as we team up with the Peace Corps’ Returned Volunteer Services division to present a panel of RPCV’s sharing their experiences in the Emergency Management, DOD, Humanitarian Aid sectors followed by a Q & A. This is an open event as long as you register on the RPCV/W...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 30 - 06:00 PM 2017

Happy Hour to support women in Rwanda and Ghana

Please join the DC Board for Indego Africa to support women entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Ghana. All proceeds go to education programs for women in leadership, entrepreneurship and business development.   Learn more about Indego Africa here: http://www.indegoafrica.org

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, March 28 - 06:30 PM 2017

Speed Mentoring

WEATHER UPDATE Due to the snow and the storm, we've decided to reschedule the speed mentoring event to 3/28, same time and place, 6:30 at Judy's restaurant.Sorry to have to cancel but it seems like the best move to make sure everyone stays safe and we get the best turnout...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, March 21 - 05:30 PM 2017

RPCV/W Happy Hour

RPCV/W would like to cordially invite all of our recently returned Peace Corps volunteers that are in town for the East Coast Peace Corps to join us at the Froggy Bottom Pub & Restaurant for a Happy Hour. This will be a great opportunity to let loose, meet some new...

Event Type: Official

Monday, March 20 - 08:30 AM 2017 through March 24, 2017

DC RPCV Career Conference

Whether you’re 3 months or 3 decades out of service, Peace Corps supports your job search and career development. This 4 day event starts by showing you how to be the best job candidate with hands-on workshops and ends with a career fair featuring approximately 50 employers. Also, check out...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, March 05 - 11:15 AM 2017

Calvary Women's Services - Community Service Event

Help prepare a nutritious meal and serve to approximately 25 residents with RPCV's at Calvary Women's Services. Please sign up ASAP! RPCV/W can only accommodate 8-10 volunteers.  Calvary Women's Services: Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health, employment and education programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC to change their...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 02 - 07:30 AM 2017

Grassroots Comedy DC Presents: Comedy Benefit for CCAN starring Robert Mac

JOIN GRASSROOTS COMEDY DC FOR A STAND-UP COMEDY BENEFIT FOR THE CHESAPEAKE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK! Ah, spring. When the breeze is soft and warm, the birds are chirping, and the sun feels as fresh as the morning dew. There's just one problem: it's WINTER. Climate change (or global warming, global...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, February 23 - 05:30 PM 2017

Non-Governmental Organizations Career Panel

Interested in a career working for a Non-Governmental Organization? Join RPCV/W as we team up with the Peace Corps Office of the Third Goal to present a panel of RPCV’s sharing their experiences in the NGO sector followed by a Q & A session. This is an open event as long as you register...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 18 - 11:30 AM 2017

Centroamérica Brunch

Come together and meet others like you who served in Central America. This month of February, make a new friend, who knows, you may have visited your service's neighboring country and or plan to visit sometime soon. Well, come to the Centroamérica Brunch eat and be merry. There will also...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, February 10 - 05:30 PM 2017

NDI Post Panel Happy Hour at Philos Bar

Stop by Philos Bar on Friday 2/10 after the NDI Panel to meet up with other RPCV's for a couple of of drinks.  We'll have a group there from 5:30pm onward, with happy hour prices until 7 pm. Check out their menu here: https://www.philosdc.com/drinksandhh/

Event Type: Official

Friday, February 10 - 04:00 PM 2017

National Democratic Institute Panel

Interested in a career working for a nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization like the National Democratic Institute?  Join RPCV/W as we present a panel of RPCV’s sharing their experiences in the nonprofit sector followed by a Q & A session. This is an open event as long as you register on the RPCV/W...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 09 - 04:00 PM 2017 through February 12, 2017

3-Day Ski Trip - Canaan Valley

Member Login Required Join us for a special ski trip with the Ski Club of Washington DC (SCWDC). Click here for a complete description of this three-day excursion If you want to go, click send RSVP below and we'll email you a discount code for a $40 discount on the...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, February 07 - 07:00 PM 2017

Service Year Alliance Movement Meetup

National Peace Corps Association is a proud partner of Service Year Alliance, an organization teaming up with advocates, communities, higher education, companies, and more to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. Service Year Alliance is...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, February 04 - 09:00 AM 2017

RPCV/W Community Service: Food & Friends

Spread the love this February and serve your neighbors living with life-challenging illnesses. Join RPCV/W to help prepare home meals with other RPCVs.  Food & Friends works to foster a community caring for those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 02 - 07:30 PM 2017

Grassroots Comedy DC Presents: Comedy Benefit for La Clinica Del Pueblo starring Tony Woods

Some say that laughter is the best medicine. Others say penicillin. Either way, we can all agree that immigrants and health care are two issues that have been caught in the crossfires of presidential politics lately and are being targeted by the new administration. HEADLINER TONY WOODS from HBO's Def...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, February 02 - 06:00 PM 2017

Monthly Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet each month to conduct business. Following adjournment, visitors may make presentations and deliver announcements.  All board meetings are open to the public. We kindly ask that you email Chris at president@rpcvw.org or call 202-681-7428 ahead of time so we can welcome you.

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, January 20 - 05:00 PM 2017

NPCA - RPCV/W Happy Hour

RSVP HERE Join the National Peace Corps Association in greeting RPCVs from all across the country, coming into town for Inaugural Weekend. Let's give them a warm welcome! RSVP HERE

Event Type: Official

Sunday, January 15 - 08:30 AM 2017

1 Day Ski Trip - Liberty Mountain

Member Login Required Join us for a special ski trip with the Ski Club of Washington DC (SCWDC). Click here for a complete description of this one-day excursion If you want to go, click send RSVP below and we'll email you a discount code to waive the $7 guest fee....

Event Type: Official

Saturday, January 14 - 10:30 PM 2017 through January 15, 2017

RPCV/W Balkan Night Membership Drive @Marx Cafe

Join us for a special Balkan-style Membership Drive @Marx Cafe! Music and dancing will begin at 10:30pm on Saturday, January 14th, at Marx Cafe located at 3203 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010. All are welcome! Please join RPCV/W as a First-Year Free member here: http://www.rpcvw.org/first_year_membership   

Event Type: Official

Friday, January 06 - 08:00 PM 2017

Mosaic Theater Presents: Charm

Please join us for a special RPCV night at the Mosaic Theater on Friday, January 6th at 8pm to see the play “Charm”. The play details the story of Mama Darleena Andrews, a 67 year-old transgender woman and the inimitable etiquette instructor at “The Center,” an organization for Chicago’s homeless and...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, January 05 - 06:00 PM 2017

Monthly Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet each month to conduct business. Following adjournment, visitors may make presentations and deliver announcements.  All board meetings are open to the public. We kindly ask that you email Chris at president@rpcvw.org or call 202-681-7428 ahead of time so we can welcome you.

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, December 10 - 10:00 AM 2016

December Community Service: Grocery Delivery to Senior Citizens

Join RPCV/W, We Are Family, and members of the RPCVs@State employee association to deliver groceries to ~400 seniors in the Columbia Heights neighborhood! Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Kelsey Apts, 3322 14th Street NW (1 1/2 blocks from the Columbia Heights metro). We will have a short orientation, then unload groceries and/or do...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, December 07 - 06:30 PM 2016

Speed Mentoring

Are you looking for your first job out of Peace Corps, a new job, or to switch to a new company  or field?  Come by for our second Speed Mentoring event! Mentors will be available to help RPCVs with resume review and other career advice in short one on one...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, December 03 - 07:00 PM 2016

2016 Holiday Gala and Silent Auction - Nonmember

Members click here for Member-Priced Tickets Make sure to join us for our biggest event of year, bringing together hundreds of RPCVs and friends of all different ages and countries of service, and from all across the District-Maryland-Virginia area. This year's event will be held at the American University Washington...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, December 01 - 06:00 PM 2016

Monthly Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet each month to conduct business. Following adjournment, visitors may make presentations and deliver announcements.  All board meetings are open to the public. We kindly ask that you email Chris at president@rpcvw.org or call 202-681-7428 ahead of time so we can welcome you.

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, November 21 - 08:00 PM 2016

Milk Like Sugar at the Mosaic Theater

Please join us for a special RPCV night at the Mosaic Theater on November 21st at 8pm to see the Obie Award winning play, Milk Like Sugar. The show details “powerful young women on the brink of maturity that ‘balances street with sweet, to entertaining and illuminating effect.’” Immediately following...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, November 20 - 12:00 PM 2016 through November 27, 2016

Impact Cruise to Dominican Republic Thanksgiving 2016

Greetings. I am very interested in taking an impact cruise to the Dominican Republic and would love to know if any others have interest so we can make it a group trip. Activities could include creating and delivering water filters, assisting a chocolate cooperative run by all women, teaching English...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, November 19 - 08:20 AM 2016

Nov. Community Service: Rock Creek Trail Project

Join us on a crisp autumn morning for a trail project with Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. PATC will lead us to a work site to assist with widening a trail corridor by removing invasive plant species and making repairs to structures on the Holly Trail.   We will meet at 8:20 AM (yes...

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Thursday, November 17 - 05:30 PM 2016

Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs Career Panel

Interested in a career in Diplomacy & Foreign Relations? Join RPCV/W as we team up with the Peace Corps Office of the Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services to present a panel of RPCV’s sharing their experiences in the Diplomacy & Foreign Relations sectors followed by a Q & A...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, November 10 - 05:00 PM 2016

Hands on DC Kick-off Happy Hour!

Come join Hands on DC on November 10 as we kick off the start of our volunteer season with a fundraising happy hour at Madam's Organ Blues Baron 18th Street in Adams Morgan! We invite all volunteers - past, present, and future - and friends to stop by and have a drink,...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, November 10 - 05:00 PM 2016

Itiso Scholarship Happy Hour

Drink for Education at Fado Irish pub in Chinatown! Buy a $10 wristband at the door to access drink specials. All proceeds from wristbands support students from Itiso Ward in Tanzania completing their high school education! Bring a friend and find out more about the fund, how to support a...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, November 09 - 07:00 PM 2016

Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Shopping Event

Join fellow RPCVs for drinks, snacks, and shopping at Ten Thousand Villages in Old Town Alexandria on November 9th from 7-9 pm. RPCVs receive a 10% discount just in time for holiday shopping.  Ten Thousand Villages is one of the oldest and largest fair trade organizations with more than 60...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, November 08 - 06:00 PM 2016

Huge Election Watch Party

Come downtown and watch the results roll in... Happy hour prices all night...   

Event Type: Official

Thursday, November 03 - 06:00 PM 2016

November 2016 Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet each month to conduct business. Following adjournment, visitors may make presentations and deliver announcements.  All board meetings are open to the public. We kindly ask that you email Chris at president@rpcvw.org ahead of time so we can get you in the building. 

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, October 29 - 09:00 AM 2016

YGL Volunteer Event with Capital Area Food Bank

Join YGL, Young Government Leaders, for a community service event at Capital Area Food Bank's DC Warehouse. Our project will involve packing and sorting food products. The Capital Area Food Bank relies on dependable volunteers to help it carry out its mission of creating access to good, healthy food in...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, October 27 - 05:00 PM 2016

Co-partners of Campesinas Happy Hour and Sale of Central American Crafts

A fundraiser for a volunteer organization that works in El Salvador and Guatemala. Lauriol Plaza provides the food. You buy a drink(s) and Co-partners receives half of the take on drinks.

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, October 22 - 10:30 AM 2016

Community Service with A Wider Circle

We will be decorating mini-pumpkins with residents—mostly adorable children—at A Wider Circle's Barry Farm location in southeast DC. A Halloween costume parade is also planned!  What to bring: colored sharpies and/or paint + mini pumpkins. Donated children's Halloween costumes are also welcome. Several mini-pumpkins will be provided by RPCV/W. A Wider...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, October 13 - 05:30 PM 2016

International Development Career Panel

Interested in a career in International Development? Join RPCV/W as we team up with the Peace Corps Office of the Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services to present a panel of RPCV’s sharing their experiences in the International Development sector followed by a Q & A session. This is an...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, October 12 - 06:00 PM 2016

Global Leaders Addressing Violent Extremism

Just as violent extremism comes in many forms and affects people in every corner of the world, the actions that leaders are taking to address violent extremism are diverse and being employed in communities across the globe. Please join us as our international panel explores some of the ways that young...

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Thursday, October 06 - 06:00 PM 2016

October 2016 Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet each month to conduct business. Following adjournment, visitors may make presentations and deliver announcements.  All board meetings are open to the public. We kindly ask that you email Chris at president@rpcvw.org ahead of time so we can get you in the building. 

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, October 04 - 08:00 PM 2016 through October 05, 2016

Debates and Beer! (part two of two)

Come join RPCV/W for happy hour followed by the Vice Presidential debate!Feel free to show up early though because Penn Social happy hour ( $2 off drafts, $5 rail drinks and $6 wine, and great food deals) officially starts at 4:00pm and goes through 7:00pm. $4 Sam Adams all night is...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, October 01 - 01:00 PM 2016 through October 03, 2016

Okuplaza Fest, a community-building festival in Adams Morgan

We're looking for volunteers to help out with a community building festival in Adams Morgan October 1st and 2nd. We'll be filling Unity Park with hammocks and we've invited local artists, musicians, and vendors to participate. Our goal is to encourage different communities to get to know their neighbors and...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, September 26 - 06:00 PM 2016

Debates and Beer! (part one of two)

Come join RPCV/W for happy hour followed by one of the most anticiapted debates of this election season!We have space reserved starting at 6:00pm. Feel free to show up early though because Penn Social happy hour officially starts at 4:00pm and goes through 7:00pm. There will be drink specials through the evening...

Event Type: Official

Friday, September 23 - 06:30 PM 2016

Friends of Kenya Gathering

RPCV's from Kenya - Gather at my house after Friday's conference events.   We'll have food, music and Tusker beer.  My home is in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood - approximately 2 miles from GW.  Take Metro yellow or green line to Columbia Heights and walk 3 blocks west or hop...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, September 23 - 06:00 PM 2016

RPCV Happy Hour

Idealists4Hillary + Kristina Owens and Wendy Owens, Co-Founders of PC to Politics, are excited to welcome: Aaron Williams, Former Director, Peace Corps  and RPCV Dominican Republic  Amb. Frank Almaguer, Former US Ambassador and Peace Corps Country Director for Honduras. Joel Rubin, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and RPCV Costa Rica...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, September 23 - 06:00 PM 2016

Film Screening "Living on One Dollar" and reception

You're invited to a screening of the award-winning documentary film LIVING ON ONE DOLLAR.  The film is set in Solola Guatemala and follows two students who want to experience firsthand the challenges of living on one dollar a day---the typical income for many rural Guatemalans.  Their experiences will be familiar...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, September 23 - 05:30 PM 2016

Friends of Jamaica : Happy Hour and Fundraiser

In celebration of current + former PCJ staff Trevor "Froggy" Chance and Craig Haynes visiting DC, and NPCA Peace Corps Connect Conference, FOJ is hosting an end of summer Happy Hour!Come have a Red Stripe (or two), chill to Reggae beats, and link up with other RPCVs, Jamaica supporters, and...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, September 23 - 05:30 PM 2016

Friends of Liberia Meet and Greet

All are welcome to Friends of Liberia's Meet & Greet on the occasion of Peace Corps' 55th Anniversary.  Come meet your friends, make new ones, and learn about FOL's many programs, including our new Family Literacy Initiative that is completing its first-year pilot in Liberia.  www.fol.org

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, September 22 - 06:00 PM 2016

Friends of Morocco Dinner honoring Ellen Paquette, Returned Peace Corps/Morocco Director

Friends of Liberia, Friends of Mongolia and Friends of Ellen Paquette are welcome to join Friends of Morocco at a Buffet Dinner honoring Ellen Paquette, recently returned Peace Corps Morocco Director (and Liberia RPCV 1972-76) at the Marrakesh Restaurant DC 2147 P Street NW Washington, DC 20037 on Thursday, September...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, September 22 - 05:30 PM 2016

Friends of Guinea DC Happy Hour Fundraiser

Please join us at Blackfinn Ameripub for a special happy hour fundraiser for Friends of Guinea. Meet up with other RPCVs and Guinea supporters. We'll provide wristbands at the door for a $10 donation, which will get you extended happy hour specials at the bar, and a chance to win...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, September 21 - 08:00 PM 2016

The Music of Peace

Join us on Wednesday, September 21st at 8pm for a performance of "Satchmo at the Waldorf" at the Mosaic Theater. The event is a part of “The Music of Peace,” a celebration of the International Day of Peace with National Peace Corps Association, Peacebuilding Connections, World Beyond War, Peace Alliance...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, September 21 - 09:00 AM 2016 through September 25, 2016

Peace Corps Connect : Local Discount

RPCV/W is honored to serve as a host group for Peace Corps Connect, and we want to see you there. Sept 12 is the last day to confirm your registration and participate in a nationwide conference showcasing the vitality of our community and how it continues to affect positive change. You can...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, September 20 - 05:30 PM 2016

RPCV/W Career Conference Happy Hour Networking Event at Front Page

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...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 18 - 10:30 AM 2016

RPCV/W Community Service: River Kayak & Cleanup

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...

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Wednesday, September 14 - 08:00 PM 2016

Trivia Night at Solly's Tavern to support Pathways Togo

Come join us for Trivia Night at Solly's on U Street, Wednesday, September 14th! Trivia is free and starts around 8pm! Solly's will donate a percentage of their night's proceeds to support Pathways Togo, an organization supporting girls' education efforts in Togo, West Africa. We will also hold a raffle...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, September 06 - 07:00 PM 2016

Friends of Jordan & BloomScreen Present: Salam Neighbor, سلام يا جار

Fellow RPCVs and Friends! Friends of Jordan and Bloombars are teaming up to present an award-winning film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. You should definitely come see this. Here are the details: Salam Neighbor (2015, 75min), a film by Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, is an award-winning...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, September 01 - 06:00 PM 2016

September 2016 Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet each month to conduct business. Following adjournment, visitors may make presentations and deliver announcements.  All board meetings are open to the public. We kindly ask that you email Chris at president@rpcvw.org ahead of time so we can get you in the building. 

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, August 20 - 10:00 AM 2016

RPCV/W Community Service: Our Block Art & Cleanup

RPCV/W joins Columbia Heights-based Words Beats & Life (WBL) for their monthly Our Block community clean-up. We'll help with trash removal and spray painting, among other tasks. Dress comfortably, bring lots of water, get ready to transform a neighborhood through service! Here's some fun stuff to get you excited about...

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Wednesday, August 17 - 06:00 PM 2016

RPCV Happy Hour with Atlas Corps

Free appetizers and drink specials all night! Join us for drink specials and to hear some about RPCV/W's 2015-17 Partnership for Peace non-profit, Atlas Corps! Learn about the work of Atlas Corps in bringing fellows from around the world to work in non-profit organizations and social enterprises here in the...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, August 13 - 05:00 PM 2016

Pathways Togo Fundraiser for Girls' Education

Join the Pathways Togo Board of Directors and other RPCVs for a small fundraiser at Kapnos Taverna out in Arlington! Come spend a Saturday with us enjoying extended happy hour specials and free appetizers in support of girls' education in Togo, West Africa. Learn more about our scholars and the...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, July 31 - 12:00 PM 2016

2016 Summer BBQ at the National Zoo

Come spend a summer afternoon with fellow RPCVs and vote for next year's Board of Directors. We're returning to the site of our 2013 Summer BBQ - The National Zoo! The covered Picnic Pavilion is point #11 on the Zoo Map near parking lot D. Your ticket gets you 2 hours of...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, July 23 - 10:00 AM 2016

Summer 2016 RPCV/W White Water Tubing Trip

Event sold out!  If you're still interested check out the RPCV/W Facebook group to see if anyone has an extra ticket to sell. Otherwise get your shades, SPF 30, and beverage of choice ready for a float down the Shenandoah!  Here's the run of day:10:00am -10:30am: Meet, load and board...

Event Type: Official

Friday, July 22 - 07:00 PM 2016

WE@PC Presents: PC Night at the Washington Mystics - Parade of Nations

Join the Women’s Empowerment employee resource group at Peace Corps Headquarters (also known as WE@PC) and for Peace Corps Night at the Washington Mystics and participate in the Parade of Nations. Tickets to the game must be purchased prior to registration ahead of time to participate in the Parade of Nations. Buy...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, July 20 - 11:30 AM 2016

USDA Peace Corps Open House Cookout

Connect with fellow RPCVs, learn about careers at USDA, and enjoy a delicious grilled lunch! Please join RPCVs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for our employee resource group official kick-off and launch event.  Cookout is open to USDA RPCVs, friends and supporters including Peace Corps community members who are...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, July 16 - 03:00 PM 2016

RPCVW Family Playgroup

Kalorama Park is a large playground in the heart of Adams Morgan next to Kalorama Recreation Center. Meet up with other RPCVW parents and kids and have fun! Meet at 'little kid' area playground.   Also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/600001733505054/

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, July 10 - 02:00 PM 2016

Community Service with Bread for the City

Join RPCV/W and Bread for the City for a quick Sunday afternoon produce sort! We will sort and pack donated produce into family-sized distribution packages for Bread for the City clients. Mission of Bread for the City: to provide vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services, including food, clothing,...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 30 - 05:30 PM 2016

Joining The Board Informational Happy Hour

Want to join the RPCV/W board? Join us for a casual reception and information session on how RPCV/W functions and how you can get involved. Click here for job descriptions. We look forward to welcoming you!

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, June 22 - 06:00 PM 2016

Speed Mentoring!

Join RPCV/W Mentoring for a fun, engaging, and productive evening of SPEED MENTORING! We already have confirmed Mentors from organizations and sectors such as:  State Dept USAID Dept of Labor Dept of Ed Tech Consulting and Project Management  The night begins around 6:00 pm with informal networking and complementary wine...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, June 19 - 12:00 PM 2016

Community Bike Ride!

Who: Anybody with a bike! What: A ​leisurely ride  through Rock Creek Park, culminating in a snack or meal if interested.  ​​When: ​Sunday, June 19 at 12 pm - departing by 12:15 pm sharp.​ ​Where: Meet outside of Woodley Park Metro Stop (Red Line) ​***RSVP required on this page***  If it is raining, the ride...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 18 - 03:00 PM 2016

Monthly RPCV/W Kiddie Happy Hour!

DC RPCVs: Do you have a child or grandchild, and a desire to hang out and reconnect with fellow RPCVs that also care for "little ones"? We are confident that more than a few of you do.  Our first Kiddie Happy Hour in May at Johnny Pistolas was a blast,...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, June 18 - 10:00 AM 2016

Volunteers Needed: Columbia Heights Day 2016

Columbia Heights has more RPCVs per capita than any other neighborhood on the planet, so naturally we'll be out with our banner and our member flyers spreading the word about RPCV/W and creating connections in the community. We need you to volunteer to join us for an hour at our...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 16 - 05:30 PM 2016

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Summer Happy Hour

Kickoff the summer and join Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) for our "Welcome to Washington" happy hour. Open to both our Young Professionals tier and Future Professionals tier, we welcome those who have recently come to DC for the summer!  Come out and learn about YPFP, their upcoming activities and...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 11 - 04:30 PM 2016

March with Peace Corps in the Capital Pride Parade

1.       RPCVs, HQ staff, and friends needed to carry host country flags at the annual Capital Pride Parade, June 11 Marchers needed! Join us in marching in the Pride parade and carrying a country flag. There's only one for each country, so first come, first served. If you have a particular flag...

Event Type: Official

Friday, June 10 - 07:00 PM 2016

Pride Run with DC Frontrunners

Join us for the 4th DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K, an Official Event of Capital Pride.  The chip-timed 5K race will be followed by a Finish Line Party, featuring beer for race participants, a live DJ, entertainment, and awards for the race's top performers. Funds raised from registrations and generous donations will go to...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, June 08 - 06:00 PM 2016

Evening of Service with Atlas Corps and YALI

Atlas Corps is thrilled to partner with the U.S. Department of State, Meridian International Center, and Entrepreneurs' Organization on the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.  The YLAI Professional Fellows Program empowers entrepreneurs and civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and to effectively contribute...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, June 07 - 06:30 PM 2016

Community Service with Upwardly Global

Join RPCV/W and Upwardly Global for a workshop with skilled immigrants. We'll be helping them with jobs search, resume, and interview skills. RPCVs will work one-on-one with job seekers to help draft and revise resumes and provide job search advice. Upwardly Global works to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and...

Event Type: Official

Monday, June 06 - 07:05 PM 2016

Nationals vs. Cubs tickets to benefit SMYAL

UPDATE: TICKETS SOLD! THIS OFFER NO LONGER ACTIVE. Through a very generous donor, RPCV/W has received two lower-level third baseline tickets to the Monday, June 6 Nationals vs. Cubs game!  Normally $50 each, we're offering the pair to the first lucky buyer for $75, with all proceeds going to SMYAL...

Event Type: Official

Monday, June 06 - 05:00 PM 2016

D.C. Pride Week Happy Hour and Fundraiser

Join RPCV/W for a special D.C. Pride Week Happy Hour and fundraiser to help support the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL). Drink specials and signature cocktails. SMYAL supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, June 01 - 08:00 PM 2016 through June 02, 2016

Peace Corps Night at DC United and Pre-Game Happy Hour

Peace Corps’ Employee Resource Group HALO (Hispanic Association for Leadership and Opportunity) and the Office of the Third Goal & Returned Volunteer Services hope to see you at Peace Corps Night at DC United against the Seattle Sounders! Participate in Peace Corps’ Parade of Nations at the game by carrying a flag from a...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 24 - 05:30 PM 2016

John F. Kennedy Wreath Laying Ceremony

UPDATE: Click here for pictures and a recap of the event  Join RPCV/W to honor John F. Kennedy's service and inspiration for the Peace Corps, a tradition since 1984. We will gather near the benches outside the visitor center from 5-5:30, say some words, then head up to the gravesite...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 14 - 01:00 PM 2016

Refugee Issues Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Do you want to learn and do more about refugee issues? RPCV/W is pleased to team up with First Hand: Refugee Talks & Wikimedia DC for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on refugee issues. We will hear first-hand accounts from refugees and edit Wikipedia pages on refugee topics.   ***Please bring your own...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 07 - 09:30 AM 2016

Around the World Embassy Tour

Come join the Cultural committee of RPCVW in touring some Peace Corps (and non-Peace Corps) Embassies. Depending on the Embassy, there's live music, performances, art exhibits, free goodies, and overall a good time had by all. Meet up spot and first for the morning is the Embassy of Colombia which...

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 06 - 05:00 PM 2016

RPCV/W Kiddie Happy Hour for Parents, Grandparents, and other Guardians!

Do you have a child or grandchild, and a desire to hang out and reconnect with fellow RPCVs?  We are confident that more than a few of you do, that is why RPCV/W will role out a pilot program on Friday, May 6, 2016!  On May 6, please join us for...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, April 28 - 05:00 PM 2016 through April 29, 2016

Spring RPCV/W Roof Top Happy Hour at 1905

What better way to celebrate spring than at a roof top bar?! $5 wristbands gets you happy hour specials ALL NIGHT. Happy hour includes $4 bottles/cans of beer and rails.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 23 - 09:00 AM 2016

Community Service: Rock Creek Cleanup

Let's get outside & beautify DC's largest urban park!  We'll join Rock Creek Conservancy for their 8th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup. Our assigned site is one of 75 trash cleanup sites along Rock Creek's 33-miles. Transportation: Yes, this site is far from the park's more trafficked southern spaces. But...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 09 - 09:00 AM 2016

Hike the Billy Goat Trail

Looking for a fun rock scramble close to Washington, DC? The Billy Goat Trail is a somewhat challenging hike, but only 1.7 miles long. The National Park Services describes Trail A as:"Section “A” is extremely strenuous and involves a lot of rock scrambling and the need for good balance. With...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, April 06 - 05:30 PM 2016

RPCV/W Career Conference Happy Hour Networking Event at Front Page

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, April 4, 2016 to Thursday, April 7, 2015. To welcome home our RPCV’s from the field and help them practice their elevator pitches, we'll be holding...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 05 - 06:00 PM 2016

Community Service Mapathon - Peace Corps Career Conference Edition

Click here to register. Don't forget your laptop!   The post-service experience isn't all networking and elevator pitches. Careers are launched through volunteer service and exposure to different tools and techniques! We're bringing together RPCV/W members, the Peace Corps Office of Innovation, and participants from the East Coast National Career Fair...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 02 - 11:00 AM 2016

Cherry Blossom Picnic

Bring your family and friends to the Tidal Basin on April 2nd. We'll head out early and stake out a couple picnic tables in front of the Tidal Basin Festival Stage. We'll stick around well into the afternoon. Bring frisbees, footballs, kites and blankets to sit on. Start time is...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 02 - 10:00 AM 2016

Family Outing @ National Kite Festival

Kite making for kids @ 10am!Picnic @ 12pm Come share in the fun & festivities at the National Kite Festival before we picnic!! You can bring your own kites or kids can make their own at the Festival. There will also be kite flying demonstrations, kite battles and more! For...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 24 - 05:30 PM 2016

Federal Government Career Panel & Mentoring Happy Hour

Interested in a career in the Federal Government? Join RPCV/W as we team up with the Peace Corps Office of the Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services to present a panel of RPCV’s sharing their experiences in the Federal Government followed by a Q and A session. This is an...

Event Type: Official

Monday, March 21 - 07:00 PM 2016

International Potluck Dinner

Bring a dish and/or beverage from your country of service to share, dressed in your finest Peace Corps country wear! More details forthcoming!  

Event Type: Official

Saturday, March 19 - 10:00 AM 2016

March Community Service with Liberty's Promise

Help prepare low-income, immigrant adolescents for summer employment! We'll be assisting with a one-on-one workshop. Topics to be covered include resume writing, interview practice, how to make a good first impression, building confidence, and general instruction in workplace etiquette.  Although the workshop starts earlier, RPCVs are expected to arrive at...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 03 - 08:00 AM 2016

National Day of Action for Peace Corps

Bring your service home! Join in NPCA Day of Action!  One of the most important ways RPCVs can bring the world home is by sharing your Peace Corps experience with your members of Congress. Join 100 others on Capitol HillMarch 3rd to urge a bigger and better Peace Corps. Last year, the...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, March 01 - 05:30 PM 2016

March Happy Hour: Toast to #PeaceCorpsNOW

Join the National Peace Corps Association and RPCV/W for some grassroots pre-gaming before RPCVs from around the country take to the halls of Congress to promote a growing Peace Corps! Organizers will be on hand to answer last minute questions in preparation for the March 3 event. Known for its...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 27 - 08:00 PM 2016

The Promised Land: RPCV Promotion and Post-Show Discussion (almost sold out)

RPCV/W is excited to partner with Mosaic Theater for the showing of The Promised Land. This documentary-infused kaleidoscope play chronicles the waves of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees who crossed the desert to enter Israel legally and illegally, finding themselves stranded in a drama of relocation and displacement. Tickets are normally $50, but...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, February 21 - 01:00 PM 2016

RPCV/W Community Service: Hunger Action with DCJCC

Join RPCVs in the DC area at DCJCC's Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service to mix, chop, and prepare food for homeless shelters in the DC area. Hunger Action prepares over 6,500 meals a year. Join others in your community for a great and rewarding experience.No cooking skills necessary. The...

Event Type: Official

Friday, February 12 - 06:00 PM 2016 through July 11, 2016

10% off 200-hour Teacher Training with Yoga Works (Save $350)

Ready to take your practice to a whole new level? Yoga Works is offering 10% off its intensive 200-hour Teacher Training Course to be held from July 13 - August 7, 2015. The course is $3150, RPCV/W members can save $350. Gain a deeper understanding of the many layers of yoga,...

Event Type: Official

Friday, February 05 - 06:00 PM 2016 through February 04, 2017

20% off General Assembly Classes and Workshops

Stay current and gain insight with a short term tech class at General Assembly. Established in early 2011 as an innovative community in New York City for entrepreneurs and startup companies, General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design at...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, February 03 - 10:00 AM 2016

RPCV/W & Galley Foods Giveback Night

Why not order lunch or dinner from Galley Foods on February 3rd? No cooking + delicious food + helping out RPCV/W = everybody wins! Spread the word. Make it an event. Order for your office, meeting, or dinner party! Be sure to check the delivery map before you place an...

Event Type: Official

Monday, January 18 - 10:00 AM 2016

MLK Jr. Day of Service with RPCV/W

We’ll be joining Thursday Network as they host their 16th Annual MLK Jr. Blanket & Toiletry Drive in partnership with New Bethel Baptist Church. They will provide personal care products, sandwiches, and blankets to the homeless population throughout DC, Prince George's County and Montgomery County, MD. Volunteers will be able...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, January 17 - 12:00 PM 2016

First Bike Ride of the Year

Who: Anybody with a bike! What: A cycling stroll through DC, culminating at Union Market in NE. When: Sunday, Jan. 17th at 12:00 pm Where: Meet in the circle at Dupont Circle at 12:00 pm ***If it is raining, snowing, or the roads are excessively wet, the ride will be canceled.  ...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, January 07 - 05:30 PM 2016

Foreign Relations & Diplomacy Career Panel

Please join us and the Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services for our second professional development panel of the 2015-2016 calender year. Panelist Representing: The U.S. State Department Inter-American Foundation The Millennium Challenge Corporation Happy Hour to follow event. Register below, RPCVs please provide your first country and dates...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, December 19 - 10:00 AM 2015

December Community Service Event

In order to maintain the property, volunteers are needed to help Catholic Charities clean-up the outdoor areas around 801 E Men's shelter each month. All supplies will be provided; volunteers should bring work gloves if available and wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, December 12 - 06:00 PM 2015

Member Tickets: Annual Holiday Gala and Silent Auction

ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSED. MEMBER TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED FOR $60 AT THE DOOR, $80 FOR NONMEMBERS Make sure to join us for our biggest event of year, bringing together more than 300 RPCVs and friends of all different ages and countries of service, and from all across the District-Maryland-Virginia...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, December 08 - 06:00 PM 2015

Joint Happy Hour with NOVA RPCV

Please join RPCV/W and the Northern Virginia RPCV groups for an early holiday happy hour event.  When: Dec. 8th at 6pm Where: Highline RxR, 2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202 We hope to see you there! 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, December 05 - 12:45 PM 2015

Paint balling (with light dinner included)

I bought a Groupon deal to play paintball for 6 people.  Unfortunately, I was not able to get together enough of my friends to play back in the fall.  The Groupon deal expires soon, so I figured I would post the event here in case other RPCVs were interested.  The...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, December 01 - 05:00 PM 2015

AAAS Event on Science Diplomacy with Cuba

Please join the AAAS Science Diplomacy Affinity Group for a panel discussion on science diplomacy opportunities with Cuba, featuring Dr. José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, the first Cuban Ambassador to the United States in over 50 years, and esteemed representatives from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Health...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, November 30 - 04:00 PM 2015

Unexplored Interior: RPCV Promotion

The show is still on until Nov 30! RSVP here and we will email you a 50% discount code for tickets.  On November 15, 2015 we had a special showing of the play and a panel discussion on its themes. The information below was from that posting: Unexplored Interior Join...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, November 26 - 03:00 PM 2015

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

RPCV/W will be holding a Thanksgiving potluck dinner for RPCVs in town, as well as any Med Evac PCVs in the area and Atlas Corps Fellows (our Partnership for Peace). RPCV/W is providing the turkey and guests will bring a side dish, dessert or drinks.  Longtime RPCV/W member Debby Prigal...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, November 21 - 09:30 AM 2015

Community Service with We Are Family

Come out and join us for a pre-Thanksgiving day of service! We Are Family serves over 600 seniors in the Shaw, North Capitol Street, Adams-Morgan, Petworth, and Columbia Heights neighborhoods.  Also, volunteer cars are needed for delivery. Please email the Community Service Director if are willing to use your car for the...

Event Type: Official

Friday, November 13 - 05:00 PM 2015

Membership Happy Hour

  Join us as we celebrate RPCV/W members! Happy hour at Mad Hatter in DuPont (1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20036) on Friday, November 13th from 5-8pm.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, November 07 - 10:00 AM 2015

2015 RPCV/W Wine Tour

I'm sorry, there are no longer any non-member tickets available for this event. If you are a RPCV/W member, please see if there are any Member Only tickets available here This year we will be going to: Corcoran Vineyards Cider - where participants can choose between a wine tasting or...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, October 28 - 05:30 PM 2015

Mentoring Happy Hour

Join us for a happy hour gathering hosted by the Mentoring Program. Come to meet Mentors, Mentees, or just to have a great time!

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, October 27 - 05:30 PM 2015

International Development Career Panel

Join us and the Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services for our first professional development panel of the year. Panelist Representing: Checchi and Company Consulting Georgetown University USAID RTI International Happy Hour to follow event. Register below, RPCVs please provide your first country and dates of service.    ...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, October 24 - 11:00 AM 2015

Community Service: A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle is a local non-profit with one goal: to end poverty. Their efforts focus on the provision of basic need items, education, and long-term support to adults and children challenged by homelessness, poverty, and substance abuse. At this event, we will be decorating mini-pumpkins with residents—mostly adorable children—at their...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, October 22 - 05:00 PM 2015

Happy Hour To support Co-partners of Campesinas

Co-partners of Campesinas is a non-profit organization that supports women’s empowerment and children’s education in El Salvador and Guatemala using a motto of “Learn, earn, lead”. Join us for this event and help raise funds for scholarships for children and youth and vocational training for rural women and youth. We...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, October 17 - 04:00 PM 2015

Hains Point Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers

Dear Fellow RPCVs, Please join us for a memorial service to honor Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers in a heartfelt and uplifting ceremony. The event will take place Saturday, October 17th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at the tip of Hains Point, southeast of the Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin. This will...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, October 10 - 12:00 PM 2015

RPCV/W Scavenger Hunt

SORRY REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT For more info please contact Philippa When: Saturday, October 10th 12 noon Where: Meet at Logan Circle We will meet at the end of the day at a bar (somewhere in DC - to be discovered!) to announce winners and distribute prizes Single...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, September 23 - 05:30 PM 2015

Nationals Game and Happy Hour

Come out to the ball game with RPCV/W! We'll be meeting up for a pre-game happy hour at Osteria Morini and then head to the stadium together to watch the game. Although we don't have an official section, we encourage you to buy tickets in section 232 so we can...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, September 19 - 09:00 AM 2015

Food and Friends Community Service Event

Food & Friends provides meals, groceries, and nutrition counseling to people living with life-challenging illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer. They need a team of eight people to prep ingredients and pack meals for community distribution.

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 13 - 03:00 PM 2015

RPCV/W Book Club: AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Adichie

Come join us to discuss the book, Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie.  This book follows a Nigerian woman blogger in the US who decides to return to live in Nigeria.  http://chimamanda.com/books/americanah/ Depending on interest, may make gathering a potlucK too. 

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, September 09 - 06:00 PM 2015

RPCV/W Happy Hour

Join us for a RPCV/W Happy Hour on the rooftop of the Rock & Roll Hotel!  Mingle, network and enjoy the last days of summer  $3 PBR Tallboys, $4 Rails, 1/2 Price Wings, Buck off Everything Else

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, September 08 - 06:00 PM 2015

Itiso Scholarship Fund Charity Happy Hour

Have a drink and play some games to ease back into the work week after a long weekend. I will be your bartender for the evening. :) All tips go directly to the Itiso Scholarship Fund through Friends of Tanzania -- supporting Form V-VI high school students from Tanzania's Itiso Ward. So...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, September 02 - 05:30 PM 2015

RPCV/W Career Conference Happy Hour Networking Event at the Science Club

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, August 31, 2015 to Thursday, September 3, 2015. To welcome home our RPCV’s from the field and help them practice their elevator pitches, we'll...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, August 05 - 05:30 PM 2015

Meet the Board Happy Hour

Get to know the newly elected 2015-2016 Board of Directors:  Chris Robinson - PresidentJason Smith - Vice PresidentJoshuah Marshall - SecretaryL. Ganti - TreasurerChelsea Milko - Community Service DirectorChad Ryerson - Professional Development DirectorBrian McMahon - Communications DirectorPhillipa Wood - Social DirectorJanira Romero - Cultural Events DirectorWendy Owens - Special Events DirectorJalina Porter - Development DirectorTyler Owens - Mentoring DirectorSarah Weber - Outreach Director

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, August 04 - 07:00 PM 2015

RPCV/W Book Club - planning meeting, help select first book

Want to start a RPCV/W book club? Come to this organizational meeting to help select a book and organize club structure. I am thinking we could pick a book to read every month (or every other month), and alternate between books having an international focus and books with more general subject manner (fiction, but could select...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, July 21 - 05:30 PM 2015

"AGOA: All You Know" - A Discussion of the African Growth & Opportunities Act

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agoa-african-growth-and-opportunities-act-all-you-need-to-know-tickets-17680108681 The U.S. Africa Chamber of Commerce (USACC) will host an "AGOA: All You Need to Know," oriented toward small and medium businesses (SMEs) engaged with Africa. Expert speakers will break down the complexities of AGOA to give you what you need to know - including: Background,Eligibility, Products, Resources, and What's Next?The event will...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, July 18 - 03:00 PM 2015

Friends of Fiji Summer Lovo

You're invited to the Friends of Fiji Summer Lovo We will begin the day with the preparation of the fire pit and the food for the lovo. After the food is unearthed we will share in the traditional eats with island music and kava. Everyone is welcome. DATE: Saturday, July...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, June 27 - 12:00 PM 2015

Summer BBQ and Board Elections

Click Here for Member-Priced Tickets Come out for our Annual BBQ on June 27th. This year we will be holding it at Fort McNair Picnic Grounds which is located a few blocks from the Waterfront Metro next to the Potomac River. We will have delicious food, including chicken, pulled pork,...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, June 24 - 06:00 PM 2015

Mellow Mushroom for a good cause!

WHAT:    Fundraiser for the Pan-Mass Challenge*                  (Ariel’s 163-mile bike ride across MA!) WHEN:    June 24th from 6-11pm** WHERE:  Mellow Mushroom in Adam’s Morgan WHO:      YOU, plus anybody and everybody!  Spread the word. Tell your people! Lauren (Nicaragua '11-'13) invites you all to this event! Mellow Mushroom has generously agreed...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, June 15 - 07:00 PM 2015

Community Service: Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global and RPCV/W will be hosting a Mock Interview Session for highly skilled immigrants. At the event Peace Corps Volunteers will help UpGlo jobseekers practice their interviewing skills for the US job market. This is a unique opportunity to learn how immigrant professionals are reshaping the U.S. workplace and...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 13 - 03:00 PM 2015

March With Peace Corps in 2015 Capitol Pride Parade

Please RSVP to spectrum@peacecorps.gov ASAP if you’d like to participate. 1. Stop by PCHQ from 1-6pm on Friday, June 12 to help prepare. 2. March in the parade and/or carry a flag on Saturday, June 13 3. Staff the Peace Corps booth at the Festival on Sunday, June 14 You're invited to support...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, June 10 - 07:00 PM 2015

Let's meet up at the next DC bike party - DuPont Circle Fountain

D.C. Bike Party is monthly ride around Washington. They meet in Dupont Circle on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. I'd love to see some fellow RPCVs out there at the next ride, so hit me up and we'll all ride together (weather permitting. If it rains, don't bother). It's...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, June 09 - 06:00 PM 2015

RPCV/W Happy Hour

Heads up: The High Dive is a CASH ONLY bar, please bring cash!  Specials: $2 High Life bottles, $4 drafts and rail drinks all night.  

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 04 - 06:00 PM 2015

Map for Nepal

Please RSVP Here Join Nepalese Geographers, Geo-spatial experts and GIS analysts, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, and Peace Corps staff for a mapathon to actively contribute data to OpenStreetMap (OSM) for Nepal. OpenStreetMap is the world's largest open source and free digital map. OSM data has proved invaluable for governments...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, June 03 - 07:00 PM 2015

Peace Corps Night at DC United

This event is organized by the Peace Corps Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services Peace Corps’ Employee Resource GroupHALO (Hispanic Association for Leadership and Opportunity) and the Office of the Third Goal & Returned Volunteer Services hope to see you at Peace Corps Night at DC United for the June 3rd soccer...

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 29 - 05:30 PM 2015

John F. Kennedy Wreath Laying Ceremony

Join RPCV/W to honor John F. Kennedy's service and inspiration for the Peace Corps. This is an annual event held at his grave site. A reception will follow at the Hyatt Hotel Terrace Bridge Restaurant in Rosslyn from 7-9pm. All are welcome!

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 21 - 06:30 PM 2015

Joining The Board Informational Happy Hour

Want to join the RPCV/W board? RPCV/W board of director elections are coming up! On May 21, you are invited to meet current board directors, get the low-down on the job responsibilities and share in a glass of wine. We look forward to meeting you soon. 

Event Type: Official

Monday, May 18 - 06:00 PM 2015

RPCV/W Mentoring Workshop

Want to connect with other mentors? Or learn how to be a better mentor for recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers? This workshop is designed as a catalyst for systematic consideration of some of the issues that are raised in the process of a mentoring relationship. The workshop will be jointly facilitated...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 14 - 05:30 PM 2015

RPCV/W Mentoring Program Happy Hour

Did you know? RPCV/W supports the DC-area Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Mentor Program. The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), in conjunction with the Peace Corps, created this program in 2007 with a fundamental goal in mind: to connect recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers with RPCV mentors.  Please join us to meet...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 05 - 06:30 PM 2015

Bingo Fundraiser ~ Boca Raton: The Golden Years

RPCV/W Members, please click here for $20 tickets. Join us in raising money for the Peace Corps Documentary A Towering Task. An in-depth documentary about the whole history of the Peace Corps - not just the 60s, not just individual volunteer experiences, but a thoughtful consideration of the agency’s past and its relevance...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, May 03 - 07:00 AM 2015

Community Service: Defender of Play 5K

At the Homeless Children's Playtime Project they believe that play is a human right that all kids should enjoy regardless of where they live. Since 2003, they have been working in DC shelters to give kids the chance to play and learn. RPCV/W is teaming up to defend play by helping with...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 23 - 05:30 PM 2015

Environmental Career Panel - 2014

Hello RPCV/W, Spring is here and the cherry blossoms are in bloom! Brings me back to my time as an agroforestry volunteer when I was planting trees and not pushing paper. What a perfect time to explore a career in the environmental field. Join RPCV/W for a panel discussion on...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 14 - 05:30 PM 2015

Informal Networking Happy Hour

Please join RPCV/W for an informal networking happy hour with participants from the East Coast National RPCV Career Conference.   Drink, enjoy great company, meet new people and discuss life after peace corps with visitors to our great city!   

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 11 - 11:30 AM 2015

Annual Cherry Blossom Potluck Picnic

Join RPCV/W for the Annual Cherry Blossom Potluck Picnic!  We will meet by the tidal basin north of the paddleboat docks. Please RSVP & write what you will be able to bring in the comments section below!!  Contact: Philippa Wood at social@rpcvw.org Some of us will head out early to...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, March 31 - 06:00 PM 2015

Fundraiser for Vanuatu Disaster Assistance

Join us for a Kava ceremony and fundraiser for Vanuatu recovery after Cyclone Pam. All proceeds benefit UNICEF in Vanuatu. Presentations by International Medical Corps Regional Coordinator Coy Isaacs and RPCV Vanuatu, Billy DelancyKava and drinks to follow. Additional donations accepted. Please write check to RPCV/W Returned Peace Corps Volunteers...

Event Type: Official

Friday, March 27 - 05:30 PM 2015

RPCV/W & General Assembly Joint Happy Hour

RPCV/W is having a joint happy hour with the fine folks at General Assembly! Come for free drinks, good conversation and maybe a little inspiration. About General Assembly: General Assembly is a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love.  They offer full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and one-off classes...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, March 25 - 06:00 PM 2015

Cultural Event: Highlight on Sierra Leone, Liberia, & Guinea

Non-Members Purchase Tickets Here RPCVs will be sharing details about their projects in health, education, non-profits, and research, many of which center around Ebola relief efforts in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.  Participants include a professor from American University who recently visited Sierra Leone to conduct research on the socio-cultural...

Event Type: Official

Monday, March 23 - 06:00 PM 2015

Run Club 2015

Spring is here and the RPCV/W run club is back on! Since this is the first run of the season, we will do a slow 4-mile run around the National Mall. Feel free to come straight from work and drop off backpacks, bags, or bikes at my house while we...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, March 21 - 10:00 AM 2015

Community Service: Rock Creek Conservancy

RPCVs are adaptable! That's why instead of mentoring Latino youth tomorrow we are going to get our hands dirty with Rock Creek Conservancy and help remove invasive English Ivy in Rock Creek Park! See you there!  Volunteers will remove ground ivy from the western section of Melvin Hazen Park before it...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, March 03 - 05:30 PM 2015

RPCV/W Peace Corps Week Happy Hour

Come join RPCV/W as we get together and remember our “Host Country Heroes” at a happy hour next Tuesday. It will be a great time to catch up with your fellow RPCV friends, reminisce about your service, and meet new people.

Event Type: Official

Sunday, March 01 - 12:00 PM 2015

Open Position- Senior International Expert

New Editions Consulting, Inc., a government consulting firm, seeks a candidate to support our contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development, located in Washington, DC.  The position supports the Programs for Vulnerable Populations, which works to reduce risks to vulnerable populations and to help communities, non-governmental organizations, and governments...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, February 25 - 06:00 PM 2015

Indian Cooking Class

Join RPCV/W and Rano Signh of Dupont Circle's Pansaari (www.pansaari.com/) as we prepare four traditional Indian dishes then sit down to a full Indian meal accompanied by beer, wine, chai, and dessert.     

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 14 - 10:00 AM 2015

Community Service: Liberty's Promise Job Skills Workshop II

Liberty's Promise is RPCV/W's Partnership for Peace recipient for the 2nd year in a row. They work to support young immigrants in need while encouraging them to be active and conscientious American citizens. For the second year in a row we will work with youth in a Job Skills workshop...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 07 - 10:00 AM 2015

Community Service: Liberty's Promise Job Skills Workshop

Liberty's Promise is RPCV/W's Partnership for Peace recipient for the 2nd year in a row. They work to support young immigrants in need while encouraging them to be active and conscientious American citizens. For the second year in a row we will work with youth in a Job Skills workshop...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 05 - 06:00 PM 2015

Latin America Trivia Night

Join RPCV/W for a fun night of Latin American trivia at Haydee's Restaurant in Mount Pleasant.  Sign up individually or as a team - and there will be prizes for winners!  A great way to get to know members of RPCV/W and learn something about a very interesting region.  So...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, January 22 - 05:30 PM 2015

Public Health Careers Panel

Panelists from Partners of the Americas, FHI 360, Health and Human Services, and NIH will share their path from Peace Corps to public health and advice on how to get into the field. Join RPCV/W for this informative event and bring any questions you may have. A Happy Hour at...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, January 20 - 08:00 PM 2015

State of the Union Happy Hour

RPCV/W is hosting a State of the Union watching party at Penn Social this Tuesday. Whether you're a Republican, a Democrat or somewhere in between, join fellow RPCVs & friends for a good time, a good drink and maybe even a good debate. All are welcome, bring your friends!  ...

Event Type: Official