Orange County Peace Corps Association

Volunteer Recruitment
This page was last updated on: July 15, 2018
Information Events

In Orange County information events where you can talk to a recruiter are held throughout the year. To check the date, location and time of scheduled events search PC Recruiting Events.
Also, a PC Recruiter will be holding informal sessions at the Social Hours hosted by the OCPCA - click on Calendar for details. Returned PC Volunteers who will be at the Social Hours and other events will be happy to talk about their PC experiences.

To verify dates & times or for more information call toll-free (800) 424-8580 and ask for a recruiter or visit
Attend a Peace Corps Information Session or Panel to:

Learn more about the benefits of Peace Corps:

·    Transportation to and from country of service
·    Full medical and dental coverage
·    Monthly living stipend
·    Graduate school opportunities
·    Possible student loan deferment or partial forgiveness
·    $7,425 transition allowance at the close of service
·    Intensive language, culture and technical training

Panels are a great way to hear about the experiences of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Returned Volunteers will speak about their experiences of living and working overseas.. All scheduled panels will be at the Peace Corps office in El Segundo: 2361 Rosecrans Ave. Ste. 155, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Please call the recruitment office at (800) 424-8580 and ask for a recruiter to get information on upcoming panels.
New Peace Corps Volunteer
Julia Capizzi is the Peace Corps  Recruiter for Orange  County who does the presentations at many of the information sessions.
She can be reached at (800) 424-8580 or via E-Mail to: Julia
A  Developing Website for Applicants

For coutry specific PC information click on  Peace Corps Wiki

Peace Corps Wiki is a collaborative project whose goal is to create a free, interactive, and up-to-date source of information about serving as a volunteer with the Peace Corps. Anyone is welcome to edit, add, or change any entry.

The beginning entries and original outline of Peace Corps Wiki were copied directly from the official Peace Corps website. Also, the Welcome Books for each country were turned into a wiki as the starting point for each country.
To watch a newly released PC video with the President and First Lady of the United States talking about Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn program click on this YouTube link: Every girl deserves an education
The address for Mimi's Cafe is  4030 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604. There is no cost to attend and this event is open to the public. If you plan to attend, an RSVP to Julia Capizzi  the Peace Corps  Recruiter for Orange  County would be appreciated but is not required.
Additional information is available at Sonia's Blog on Gutsy Living