U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to host “Take a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer to Work Day”
February 25, 2013
USFWS Employees have the opportunity to participate in a Diversity Day event to learn about other countries’ cultures and to learn about the conservation work done by Peace Corps Volunteers. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) will also have the opportunity to become acquainted with the mission of the Fish and Wildlife Service, the various divisions and programs of the agency, professional opportunities available to them, and building network contacts in the USFWS. The RPCV’s will also be presenting/sharing cultural and conservation experiences from their service abroad and be bringing food to share from their countries.
February 25 - March 2, 2013 is Peace Corps Week, commemorating the date President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order to establish the Peace Corps (March 1, 1961). The second annual “Take a RPCV to Work Day” is part of the week’s celebration. This event is an excellent opportunity for RPCV’s to network at companies and organizations, promote better understanding of their host countries, and showcase the many valuable skill sets that they bring home from their work overseas. RPCV’s will visit offices around the country to share stories from their international service and demonstrate expertise in diverse, globally relevant fields. This event is used by RPCV’s to visit an organization they are interested in learning more about while showcasing the cultural and technical aspects of their Peace Corps service.
Learn more: http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/returned/thirdgoal/pcweek/workday/
Any RPCV who is interested in participating please RSVP to:
Amanda Horvath at 303-263-4414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00 - 9:30:
- Introduction of key staff members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV)
- General overview of the organization
- Reading of proclamation at Colorado legislative session (Webcast)
9:30 - 10:30
- Program presentations
- Panel Discussion
10:30 - 11:00
- DCR Office presentation on noncompetitive eligibility and applying for FWS jobs
11:00 - 12:00 *All FWS Employees are invited to participate
- Lunch in Eagle A of the traditional foods from the various countries (RPCV providing food)
- Networking with staff
12:00 - 13:00 *All FWS Employees are invited to participate
- RPCV cultural presentations (traditional dress, food, pastimes, jobs, family roles, etc., in his/her country of service)