Last Update: 6/14/2015 9:51 AM

The Northern California Peace Corps Association (NorCal) runs a variety of programs focused on promoting understanding of people of the world, the Third Goal of Peace Corps and assisting returning volunteers with readjustment to life and work back home.

Intercultural Education

Global Presenters  

Global Presenters
The Global Presenter Program provides Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to speak about peoples and cultures from around the globe to schools, community and business groups. They have
enriching stories to tell that will engage and challenge you to think in new ways.

Global Presenters  

Beyond Borders Storytelling
Beyond Borders Storytelling organizes workshops and performance events featuring real life, first hand stories from around the world.  Storytelling is a powerful way to share experiences and see the world through other people’s eyes.

Global Presenters  

Festival of Cultures
Every year on the last Saturday in January NorCal hosts a Festival of Cultures where Peace Corps Volunteers from around Northern California gather to celebrate, learn and share experiences from over 100 countries.


Readjustment Services for Returning Volunteers


NorCal runs two distinct mentoring programs.  One to assist prospective volunteers before they leave for overseas service and the other to assist returning volunteers with reintegration with life and work back home.


Transitions Workshops
NorCal's transitions workshops help returning volunteers successfully reintegrate back home. These sessions give returning volunteers the opportunity to share with one another the challenges they are facing and talk about how work to through them.  
Thanksgiving Transition Workshop


Annual Career Fair
Every year in the June or July NorCal organizes a career fair to help returning volunteers find jobs when they get back home. The career fair includes workshops on resume writing and interviewing followed by job fair that draws public, private and nonprofit employeers from around the Bay Area and Beyond. June 3-4, 2015 Career Fair




Grants Program
The Grants program gives money to international development projects.  The Grants program raises it’s own funds and distributes grants from a restricted fund separate from NorCal’s education and volunteer services programs.


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Featured Events

Global Presenters Program

Last year the Global Presenters Program matched over 100 RPCVs to schools and community groups in 21 cities. Due to the success of last year we are receiving record numbers of requests for RPCV speakers. If you are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer please help bring to life the Third Goal of Peace Corps by volunteering to speak toady View Requests>>

If you would like to have a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer come speak to your group or classroom Click Here>>