The Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of a diverse group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and other like-minded individuals who live in the general geographic area of Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo.

We regularly host social, educational, and community service activities, and serve as a resource for RPCVs as well as people interested in joining the Peace Corps. Through our Mini Grants Program, we offer small grant opportunities for currently-serving Peace Corps Volunteers and others who qualify.

Join SBPCA Today!

Benefits of membership

  • Network & socialize with other Peace Corps people

  • Attend educational and cultural events

  • Receive our newsletters and invitations to all of our events

  • Help fulfill Peace Corps' third goal: to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans

  • Help recently-returned RPCVs with their readjustment

  • Serve as a resource for RPCVs new to the area

  • Participate in local volunteer activities

  • Support our mini-grants program with dues payments

Membership FEES

FREE for:

  • Current Peace Corps Invitees

  • Current Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs)

  • Recently Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) for their first 12 months after close of service (COS)

$20 a year for:

  • All others

Payment may be made in cash or by check made payable to SB Peace Corps Association, paid in person at one of our events or sent via mail to:

P.O. Box 91406
Santa Barbara, CA 93190