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Our Mission

Black Sea, at Batumi, Georgia. (c) K Crossley 2017

RPCV Mission Statement

The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin – Madison group was formed in 1981 in response to Peace Corps suggestion to all campus recruiters that they start up local groups of RPCVs, in celebration of their 20th anniversary. Four members gathered at the Avenue Bar with the recruiter in February 1981 (fondly remembered, rightly or not, as Valentine’s Day). A Constitution and Bylaws were drawn up, and we were officially incorporated on October 18, 1982.

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 style=We are a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other individuals who promote Peace Corps ideals by:

  • supporting a social network for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
  • promoting cultural understanding and awareness of international issues
  • supporting the Peace Corps’ mission and active volunteers
  • collaborating and volunteering with non-profit organizations aligned with our goals


Regular Meetings

Join the RPCVs of Madison in our monthly meeting. Every month you can indulge in the warm camaraderie of your fellow RPCVs as we attend to the business of International Calendar and ‘we all’ Poster sales, supporting Peace Corps Partnerships, organizing the Freeze for Food, and regular social excursions.

The Leadership Meeting is the third Wednesday of the month. View the Events page or contact the President of the group for details.

Diversity and Inclusivity

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The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin - Madison is committed to cultivating, supporting and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness in all that we do. We seek to reflect the rich diversity of our community, which brings varied perspectives and solutions to the issues we are passionate about both here and abroad. We believe that we, as a group, are best able to grow, learn and support our organizational mission within a culture that utilizes the collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our members invest in the work we do.

Become a Member

Join RPCVs of Wisconsin - Madison to stay connected and support Peace Corps community initiatives! 




  Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison is a public charity registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. Its EIN is 39-1669348. It is also an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).

NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of the Peace Corps. Visit NPCA to learn more