Why Join Friends of Paraguay?
Since 1967 Peace Corps has had a wonderful and meaningful program in Paraguay. The Peace Corps staff, communities across the country and Paraguayans from all walks of life have opened their homes and hearts to Peace Corps Volunteers. Close to 6,000 Volunteers have served in small, medium, and large villages and cities. Very few people, if any, who have served in Paraguay leave not feeling an indelible mark has been left on their heart and spirit.
Friends of Paraguay started in 1987 at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Peace Corps/Paraguay's beginnings. It has served as a vehicle for returned Peace Corps Volunteers to reconnect, for energy and resources to be gathered to reinvest in projects of many kinds, to provide that bridge from the times one was a PCV to current events of the day.
Why join? To reconnect with people you served with; to meet new friends who served in your site decades before or after you did, to assist those most recently returning home settle in personally and professionally as many helped you to do; to grow in your awareness of what is going in Paraguay and what is impacting the people and communities we all know; and quite honestly it provides us the opportunity to pay back...for what most likely was one of the most unique experiences you have ever had...good, not so good...but no doubt unique.
So join, get involved in events and donate your time and resources. It will make a difference.
How to Join Friends of Paraguay
We're an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). As you become a member of our group, you may also join NPCA — it's quick, easy, and free!
1. First, you may choose your membership level with NPCA.
2. Then, select which NPCA affiliate group(s) you would like to join, including ours!
3. After choosing your groups, you will be prompted to fill out basic information in your new online profile. You can also set your communications and privacy preferences.
4. Finally, you'll return to our website to continuing exploring.
Click on the button below to start.
We are an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).
NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 220,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. 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.