Affiliate Group Resource Library

Welcome to the National Peace Corps Association’s Affiliate Group Resource Library, your Affiliate Group’s one stop shop for resources to enable your group to thrive.

This Resource Library will be regularly updated as needed and based on your input.  

Getting Started

Questions Addressed
Who is NPCA? Why affiliate with NPCA? How do we affiliate? What makes a successful affiliate group?

Step-By-Step Guide

Relevant Documents

Legal Considerations

Step-By-Step Guides

Relevant Documents & Internet Links

Membership

Questions Addressed
What are the NPCA membership categories? How can my affiliate group expand its membership? What are the best practices for managing my affiliate group’s members? How can partnership with NPCA benefit the members of my affiliate group?

Step-By-Step Guide

Relevant Documents

Communications

Questions Addressed
What are the best means for your affiliate group’s leadership to effectively communicate to its members? How does my affiliate group utilize internet social networking? How does my affiliate group create, promote, and maintain a website?

Step-By-Step Guide

Relevant Documents

Financial Management

Questions Addressed
How do we budget? How do we transfer membership dues between NPCA and your group? What are the basic responsibilities for financial management?

Step-By-Step Guide

Relevant Documents

Advocacy

The National Peace Corps Association’s Advocacy team advocates for Peace Corps community interests to the U.S. Congress. The NPCA is the advocate for issues important to serving and returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Our efforts are strengthened by the support of our affiliate groups. We need your support–and the support of your members–to ensure that our Congressional Representatives learn about the impact and importance of the Peace Corps.

For an overview of the NPCA Advocacy Program and the importance of 

collaboration with our affiliate groups, click here.

 

Relevant Documents

Archives

You've put a lot of work into your group and you've accomplished a lot.  You should be proud! And you should be sure you don't lose that history as your group evolves and changes.

We encourage you to consider donating your group history to the Peace Corps Community Archive at American University in Washington, DC.

Learn more here.

Workplace Affiliation Groups

Network with other members of the Peace Corps community, carry out the Third Goal of Peace Corps and support efforts to strengthen our community at the workplace!  Here are some resources shared by workplace affiliation groups that may be helpful for others that are forming. (See above for the application to formally affiliate with NPCA.)

Relevant Documents

Charters

Establishing an Employee Association

Non-competitive Eligibility (NCE)

Other Resources

Activities

Topics Addressed
Generally the most successful Affiliate Groups are ones with clearly-defined activities and goals. For what is your group known?  Why do people join or support your group?  How can you best carry out the Third Goal of the Peace Corps and share your Peace Corps county’s culture with Americans? These links below offer some toolkits and resources to help you make your activities a success and strengthen your group.

Relevant Documents and Links

  • Event and Online Invitation Tools 

Office of Third Goal Toolkits:

Around the world festivals
Storytelling
Map Murals
General Presentation Tips
Videos
Video chats

  • How to Plan a Country of Service Reunion (Coming Soon!)
  • Next Step Travel Flyer
  • Learn about the NPCA International Film Series with Gathr (and download the sample social media posts)
  • Tips tools and resources to share your country of service (from the Peace Corps Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services)
  • Tell Peace Corps about your activity to help showcase Peace Corps’ domestic impact

Historical Documents

While these documents are quite dated, the general content could be helpful for logistics and planning purposes.  The toolkits may be replaced with updated documents over the coming months.