The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Greater New York, Inc. (RPCV-GNY), a.k.a. The Big Apple Corps is an active group, organizing 2
to 4 charitable activities and social occasions each month
that provide opportunities for former volunteers with the
U.S. Peace Corps - and all those interested in international affairs and community service - to share experiences, keep up with local events and work with people in all walks of life.
Current Officers are listed at the bottom of the Join Now page.
Our mission is to serve RPCV's who live and/or work in the greater New York City metropolitan area, no matter which other RPCV groups you are a member of.
Each official member of the “RPCVs of Greater New York” is invited to join our Yahoo!
Group "Big Apple Corps" . This can take up to 6 weeks after you join because of the monthly update postings to all affiliate groups. If you would like, you can request the latest newsletter from the webmaster while you wait. The new member can then opt to receive a full version of our regular e-newsletter as well as visit the full Yahoo! Group on the web at any time. The Yahoo! Group will have the latest information and calendar on where and when we are meeting for a variety of events, and the person to contact.
We also have a Facebook page for the group: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Greater New York. We advertise and share some teaser events on this FaceBook page. Acceptance into the Facebook Group is only limited by us to reduce spam. All members can post items of interest. Therefore we approve nearly everyone to the Facebook page. But the full listing of our events and announcements is only available to official members of official RPCV affiliate group as described below.
Somewhat confusingly, NPCA hosts another unofficial "Community" as well: RPCVs of Greater New York .
There is a different New york City NPCA affiliate Group called "Brooklyn/Queens Returned Volunteers Meetup". This Group also holds interesting events in New York City. Since this group does not require any paid membership and they do not push people to join NPCA, we have not yet figured out a way to merge our groups. We think it is fine to be in both groups.