About RPCV/W

About RPCV/W

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington D.C. (RPCV/W) is a Washington-based non-profit organization committed to the Peace Corps’ Third Goal: bringing the Peace Corps experience back to our community. It was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1990 in the District of Columbia. Representing more than 2,500 returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps staff, Peace Corps families and supporters in the greater Washington D.C. area, RPCV/W is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. RPCV/W is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and governed by an elected board of directors.  

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By fostering opportunities to share our unique experiences and commitment to service, we create a community that celebrates the diversity of the greater Washington area and world cultures.


  • Undertake and sponsor educational and charitable activities in support of the PeaceCorps 3rd Goal of “Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans;
  • Inform and educate members and the public on matters relating to economic development and developing countries, including but not limited to those countries which have been served by the Peace Corps;
  • Support policies to maintain a strong and healthy Peace Corps;
  • Encourage continuing volunteer involvement of its members in serving the needs of their local communities;
  • Affiliate and strengthen other organizations with similar vision and mission goals, such as the NPCA; and
  • Provide the foundation of a Community of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to support all of the above activities.

RPCV/W’s bylaws outline the rules which are used to govern the internal affairs of the organization. To download a copy of the RPCV/W Bylaws (PDF, 10p., 27KB).

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