PAPCA: Philadelphia Area Peace Corps Association

Questions About Membership 

What are the benefits to becoming a member? 
As a member, you get access to our quarterly book club, free admission to PAPCA’s summer picnic and holiday potluck, as well as a vote in our collective giving charity and board elections.

Where does my $10 go? 
Your Board members donate their time, but the group has to pay for email service, website service, facility rentals, and supplies for events. We also donate money every year from these funds to a worthy group through our Collective Giving program. 

Membership Options


  • First Year Free Membership: For your first year as an RPCV, you're eligible for a free membership. To register, simply sign up for our newsletter, being sure to indicate your service years. We'll do the rest!
  • Regular Membership: Once you're a more seasoned RPCV, you can join PAPCA either through the National Peace Corps Association, or by communicating directly with PAPCA. There's a $10 annual membership fee for a regular membership. ​
    • Through the NPCA:Join the NPCA (for free) if you'd like to stay informed of national happenings. You can add PAPCA (Philly) as an affiliate for a $10 charge. (Please note that as of January 2024, the NPCA is reworking its membership site.)
    • Through PAPCA: To join PAPCA directly, simply email us to express your interest in joining. There is a $10 fee which is payable by cash, check, Zelle (to or Venmo (@Philly-RPCVs). If you prefer Paypal (to, the membership fee is $11 to cover the PayPal fee.​