Resources for Peace Corps Recruits
U.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.
PSU 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
Additional Peace Corps Resources
RPCV 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 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 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Idaho RPCVs, based in Boise, serves all of southern Idaho.
Inland Northwest Peace Corps Association. INPCA, based in Spokane, Washington, also serves Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Pullman, Washington; Moscow, Idaho; and surrounding communities.
SEAPAX. SEAPAX is the Seattle Area Peace Corps Association. They also have events in Bellingham, Olympia, and Wenatchee, Washington.
West Cascade Peace Corps Association. WCPCA serves Eugene-Springfield, the southern Willamette valley, and the central Oregon coast.
Job Search and Networking
Mac’s List. Portland’s top source for jobs in the city and throughout Oregon at large. Updated every weekday.
Job 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 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.