Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Madison is known for having a vibrant and active Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPVC) community. You can also find many RPCV students, staff, and faculty on campus. We want to continue to connect RPCVs with each other in terms of social gatherings, local volunteer opportunities, and community-based events.

The campus-based Peace Corps Recruiter is always looking for RPCV assistance with:

  • Giving classroom presentations
  • Presenting for student organizations, community groups, or sitting in on panel discussions
  • Providing information at career fair tables
  • Connecting with potential Peace Corps applicants

The UW-Madison Peace Corps office shares information with RPCVs through its email listserv. If you would like to join the list, email the campus-based recruiter with your contact information and country/years of service.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer logoRPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison

The UW-Madison Campus Peace Corps Recruiting office maintains a strong link to the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison,  a nonprofit group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other individuals who promote Peace Corps ideals.

Visit the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison website to join the group and learn more.

Volunteer in classroom
Share your experience as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Third goal

The third goal of Peace Corps is just as essential today as when the mission was created in 1961:

“Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans.”

  • Share Your Experience – There are many ways to share your Peace Corps experience in the United States! The Peace Corps will send you a free Third Goal Kit of promotional materials to use during your event, with extra items to say thank you!
  • Speakers Match – The World Wise Schools Speakers Match program connects RPCVs to classrooms, after-school program, retirement homes, and community groups to share experiences from their Peace Corps service.
  • Third Goal on Facebook – Get the latest news by visiting the Peace Corps Third Goal Facebook page.
  • Peace Corps Media Library – The Peace Corps media library holds a collection of current and archival images taken by Peace Corps staff and Volunteers.
  • Peace Corps’ Official YouTube Channel – Spread the Peace Corps story using any of the videos from the Peace Corps’ Official YouTube Channel.
  • Peace Corps Fast Facts – Stay up-to-date with Peace Corps Statistics by utilizing this fast fact sheet.
  • Submit Your Third Goal Event! – Talk about your event that shares others cultures with Americans, and register the event here!