National Peace Corps Association

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Purpose and Function

The National Peace Corps Association (formerly the National Council of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1983 as the national association for the people who have served as volunteers and staff in the United States Peace Corps. The NPCA also welcomes the families and friends of the Peace Corps community to join as associate members. It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with over 12,000 members and 147 affiliated groups.

The NPCA and its affiliate groups produce global education programs and advocacy campaigns, and they provide community, national and international services. It is governed by a board of directors, and is managed by a professional staff with headquarters in Washington, DC. It is not a part of the United States Peace Corps, which is a federal agency.


The National Peace Corps Association strives for a world in peace, shaped by understanding and tolerance.


The mission of the National Peace Corps Association is to lead the Peace Corps community and others to foster peace by working together in service, education and advocacy.


Affiliated Groups

Over 150 Peace Corps alumni groups are affiliated with the NPCA. Most of the groups are based in local communities, and others are based on the country of Peace Corps service (called "Friends of" groups). In addition, some networks are based on shared interests. Groups promote global education, provide services in their communities and work with Peace Corps recruiting offices to support recently returned Peace Corps volunteers. Many support development projects overseas, and they sponsor forums and publications for information and issue discussions.

Country of Service Groups

-A- Afghanistan

-B- Baltics Belize Benin Bolivia Botswana Bulgaria Burkina Faso

-C- Cameroon China Colombia Congo (Zaire)

-D- Dominican Republic

-E- Eastern Caribbean Ecuador El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia

-F- Fiji

-G- Gabon Gambia Ghana Guatemala Guinea

-H- Honduras

-I- India Iran

-J- Jamaica Jordan

-K- Kenya Kyrgyzstan

-L- Lesotho Liberia

-M- Macedonia Malawi Malaysia Mauritania Micronesia Mongolia Morocco

-N- Nepal Niger Nigeria

-P- Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines

-R- Romania

-S- Samoa Senegal Sierra Leone Swaziland

-T- Tanzania Thailand Togo Turkey Turkmenistan

-U- Uganda Ukraine

-Z- Zimbabwe

Geographic Groups

-A- Anchorage Birmingham AL Fairbanks AK Phoenix AZ Tucson AZ

-C- Southern CA Inland Los Angeles CA Northern CA Orange County CA Sacramento San Diego CA Santa Barbara CA Ventura County CA Denver CO Connecticut

-D- Delaware District of Columbia

-F- North FL South FL

-G- Atlanta GA

-H- Honolulu HI

-I- Idaho Northeastern IL Chicago IL Central Indiana Iowa

-K- Kansas City Area South KS Kentucky - Statewide KY/IN-Kentuckiana

-L- Louisiana

-M- Boston MA Maryland Southeastern MI Minnesota Central MO Western MT

-N- Wilmington NC Nebraska Southern Nevada New Jersey New Mexico Long Island NY New York NY Northeast NY Rochester NY Western NY Charlotte NC North Carolina Western NC

-O- Cincinnati Athens OH Central OH Northern OH Southwestern OH Oklahoma Eugene OR Portland OR

-P- Bethlehem PA Philadelphia PA

-R- Rhode Island

-T- Dallas/Fort Worth TX Houston TX San Antonio TX Austin TX

-V- Vermont Hampton Roads VA

-W- Seattle WA Inland Northwest (ID/WA) Madison WI Milwaukee WI

Nationwide Groups

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