About Us


Central Missouri RPCVs

P. O. Box 405

Columbia, MO 65205-0405

About Us

Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps Volunteers was formed in 1996 as part of the 35th anniversary of the Peace Corps. It now has contact with over 200 returned volunteers in the Central-Missouri area.

The Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps Association is affiliated with the National Peace Corps Association.

Our objectives are to:

• Provide Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in Central Missouri with opportunities to socialize with each other

• Educate people about the Peace Corps

• Act as a resource for people interested in joining the Peace Corps

• Promote interactions between RPCVs and the mid-Missouri community

We are an active group of RPCVs who meet regularly and participate in a variety of activities, including volunteer work, social activities, recruiting, and educational programs at local schools.


Jenifer Pilz-Coulibaly


Jere Gilles


Trevor Harris


Frank Yates


Frank Yates


Claire Lea


Steve Olson



Jenifer Pilz

Please contact us if you are an RPCV in the Central Missouri region or a person interested in learning more about Peace Corps service.

You can pay dues online or download our Membership Form, fill it out, and send it to the address indicated on the form.

About the Peace Corps

Nearly 200,000 people have been volunteers in 139 countries since March 1961.

There have been 2,690 Missourians in the Peace Corps since 1961. Currently, there are 150 Missourians serving throughout the world.

There are currently 7,671 Peace Corps volunteers working in 74 countries. They work in education (35 percent), health (22 percent), business (15 percent), environment (14 percent), agriculture (5 percent), youth development (5 percent), and other (4 percent).

The average age of a volunteer today is 25. Six percent of volunteers are over 50 years of age, and the oldest volunteer is 82.

Females make up 60 percent and males 40 percent, minorities are 18 percent, and 89 percent have undergraduate degrees.

Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps Volunteers is in contact with approximately 200 RPCVs. Please contact us if you are an RPCV in the area or a person considering joining the Peace Corps. We exist to help you get connected with others who have served in the Peace Corps!

Central MO RPCVs Bylaws


Jere Gilles

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Patrick Westhoff


Patrick Westhoff

Related Links

National Peace Corps Association

United States Peace Corps

Peace Corps World Wise Schools Site

(information for teachers)

Peace Corps Library

RPCV Writers And Readers

A Day in the Life of Africa- features spectacular photos captured by 100 photographers during 24 hours in Africa. For those who served on the continent, the pictures may take you back to your PC days. Those who were elsewhere will still enjoy the breathtaking shots.