Web Resources

Resources for Peace Corps Recruits

Peace CorpsU.S. Peace Corps. The official Peace Corps site. Check here for information on how to become a Volunteer, find out more about Peace Corps, and much more.

PCMI @ PSUPSU Masters International Program. Peace Corps’ Master’s International (PCMI) program provides opportunities to receive a graduate degree while serving in the Peace Corps. Portland State University offers the one PCMI program in our region, in the fields of Environmental Management, Nonprofit Management, Social Work, Sociology, and Teaching English to speakers of Other Languages. You must be accepted to both the academic program and Peace Corps in order to participate in PCMI.

Social Networking for RPCVs

Connected Peace CorpsConnected Peace Corps. NPCA’s social networking site for RPCVs and RPCV organizations. Join CRPCA’s Connected Peace Corps group.

FacebookCRPCA Facebook Page. CRPCA is now on Facebook! “Like” our Facebook page and get information on our upcoming events in your news feed. Then please join CRPCA.

Additional Peace Corps Resources

NPCANational Peace Corps Association. NPCA is the national organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. CRPCA is a member group, and CRPCA members are encouraged to join NPCA through CRPCA.

RPCV Mentoring ProgramRPCV Mentoring Program. Newly arrived RPCVs (regardless of COS date!): Sign up here for an RPCV mentor through CRPCA; you’ll hear back from us promptly! Seasoned RPCVs: Sign up here to mentor a newly returned volunteer; we’re always seeking additional eager mentors! Please set aside 15 minutes to complete your mentor/mentee application, and be sure to select “Columbia River PCA (OR)” as your local group.

Peace Corps FellowsPeace Corps Fellows. Graduate fellowships available to RPCVs for study at 50+ universities around the USA.

Peace Corps WorldwidePeace Corps Worldwide. Where returned Volunteers share their expertise and experiences. The premier source for reviews of books by Peace Corps authors.

Pacific Northwest Peace Corps Groups

Idaho RPCVsIdaho Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Idaho RPCVs, based in Boise, serves all of southern Idaho.

Inland Northwest Peace Corps AssociationInland Northwest Peace Corps Association. INPCA, based in Spokane, Washington, also serves Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Pullman, Washington; Moscow, Idaho; and surrounding communities.

SEAPAXSEAPAX. SEAPAX is the Seattle Area Peace Corps Association. They also have events in Bellingham, Olympia, and Wenatchee, Washington.

West Cascade Peace Corps AssociationWest Cascade Peace Corps Association. WCPCA serves Eugene-Springfield, the southern Willamette valley, and the central Oregon coast.

Job Search and Networking

Mac's ListMac’s List. Portland’s top source for jobs in the city and throughout Oregon at large. Updated every weekday.

Job Finders Support GroupJob Finders Support Group. Cleon Cox, who has helped numerous Toastmasters and has twice collaborated with CRPCA, leads a support group for unemployed folks that meets most Fridays in SW Portland. Cleon also maintains a constantly-updated list of Portland area networking events.

Young ProfessionalsYoung Professionals. A vibrant subgroup of World Affairs Council of Oregon members. “Join Your Internationalist Peers.” For $40/year, those in the 21-40 age range are offered an opportunity to learn about international affairs, to enhance their professional development skills, and to network through a variety of educational, cultural, and social events.