RPCV GLOBAL VILLAGE
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers serving in the USA – Bringing overseas experience home
(not directly affiliated with the Peace Corps)
Mission: To provide a means whereby Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can continue to use their acquired service skills in the US to provide needed services in rural Florida, as well as provide community for RPCVs and a demonstration platform for green and renewable technologies.
Executive Summary: Peace Corps volunteers gain unique skills during their service, in areas such as HIV prevention, general health care, sustainable agriculture, teaching English, water & sanitation, gender equality and youth development, as well as fluency in a foreign language. These skills can be put to use in the rural areas of South Florida, with its population of under-served immigrant farm worker families and high HIV rate. It would also provide an opportunity for continued community and service within the Peace Corps “family” of RPCVs.
Founder / Director : Greg Plimpton served with the Peace Corps from 2011 to 2018 in Peru and Panama. He saw first-hand, the skills and dedication of his fellow volunteers and formed RPCV Global Village to utilize those same skills and dedication to service in the USA.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers bring a unique and diverse skill set of language and technical training, which can be applied to under-served communities in the USA
To provide a means whereby Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can continue to use their acquired language and technical service skills in the US to provide needed services in under-served populations, as well as provide community for RPCVs and a demonstration platform for green and renewable technologies.
Initially, we will connect RPCVs with existing NGOs and provide housing, food and transportation during their service. Longer term, will hope to have our own physical center, to house and feed volunteers and long term staff.
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