Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C. (RPCV/W) is a member-driven organization committed to the Peace Corps’ Third Goal: Promoting a better understanding of the peoples of the world within our local community. It was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1990.
Representing more than 3,000 returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps staff, Peace Corps families and supporters, RPCV/W is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. It is also one of the most active, holding dozens of local events each year and frequently partnering with nonprofit organizations of all sizes and government agencies on shared initiatives. RPCV/W is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and governed by an elected board of directors.
To foster a community of RPCVs and friends in the Washington, D.C. area that embodies the spirit of the Peace Corps.
BYLAWS & POLICIES
RPCV/W's bylaws outline the rules which are used to govern the internal affairs of the organization. They can be found here along with our records.
RPCV/W is not the Peace Corps, nor does it directly donate to overseas Peace Corps programs. For information about Peace Corps, please visit www.peacecorps.gov.
RPCV/W is a Member Group of the National Peace Corps Association. To learn more about the NPCA, visit www.peacecorpsconnect.org.
RPCV/W has issued digital annual reports since 2003.
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We hold various events throughout the year that transcend our typical social, professional, or community service activities. Three stand out in particular:Annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction (December)
Summer Barbecue (June/July)
RPCV/W also plays a major role in commemorating key anniversaries of the Peace Corps. In September of 2011, RPCV/W planned, funded, and implemented a two-hour ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater, which was attended by over 5,000 and included a march of flags across the Memorial Bridge and into the National Mall.
Overseeing all of this is our Special Events Director, who can be contacted at email@example.com, if you would like to help with planning or volunteer your services at a particular event.