Last Update: 6/14/2015 9:51 AM

The Northern California Peace Corps Association (NorCal) runs a variety of programs focused on promoting understanding of people of the world, the Third Goal of Peace Corps and assisting returning volunteers with readjustment to life and work back home.

Intercultural Education

Global Presenters  

Global Presenters
The Global Presenter Program provides Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to speak about peoples and cultures from around the globe to schools, community and business groups. They have
enriching stories to tell that will engage and challenge you to think in new ways.

Global Presenters  

Beyond Borders Storytelling
Beyond Borders Storytelling organizes workshops and performance events featuring real life, first hand stories from around the world.  Storytelling is a powerful way to share experiences and see the world through other people’s eyes.

Global Presenters  

Festival of Cultures
Every year on the last Saturday in January NorCal hosts a Festival of Cultures where Peace Corps Volunteers from around Northern California gather to celebrate, learn and share experiences from over 100 countries.


Readjustment Services for Returning Volunteers


NorCal runs two distinct mentoring programs.  One to assist prospective volunteers before they leave for overseas service and the other to assist returning volunteers with reintegration with life and work back home.


Transitions Workshops
NorCal's transitions workshops help returning volunteers successfully reintegrate back home. These sessions give returning volunteers the opportunity to share with one another the challenges they are facing and talk about how work to through them.  
Thanksgiving Transition Workshop


Annual Career Fair
Every year in the June or July NorCal organizes a career fair to help returning volunteers find jobs when they get back home. The career fair includes workshops on resume writing and interviewing followed by job fair that draws public, private and nonprofit employeers from around the Bay Area and Beyond. June 3-4, 2015 Career Fair




Grants Program
The Grants program gives money to international development projects.  The Grants program raises it’s own funds and distributes grants from a restricted fund separate from NorCal’s education and volunteer services programs.


Support the Mission

Your membership donation supports our mission of bringing a human perspective to world events. Become a member today.

Featured Events

Dec 2, Holiday Member
Appreciation Party, SF

Come join us at the Sports Basement Bryant location for a NorCal Members Appreciate party. There will be free food, beer, wine, nonalcoholic drinks and NorCal members will receive 20% off anything in the store.  Details>>

Dec 8,
Breaking Bread Story Jam, SF

Join Beyond Borders storytelling for the Breaking Bread story Jam, our last jam of 2015. We'll explore how food and friendship mix. 
Online: $8
At the Door: $10