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Welcome to new and renewing members: Memberships are the core of our success as an organization. Our members include current and prospective Peace Corps Volunteers, returned Peace Corps Volunteers, and friends of the Peace Corps.

To join the organization, renew your membership, or update your contact information or bio for the membership directory, you’ll complete a single form which you may submit online or by regular mail. If you are familiar with the organization, you may go directly to the WCPCA Membership and Update Form. If you want further background information please read the paragraphs below.

Membership types: The organization offers free annual memberships to students, to Peace Corps trainees, to Peace Corps Volunteers during the period of their service, and to returned volunteers for the first year of their membership no matter when they served.

For others, the annual individual membership fee is $15. Annual dues for a family are $22. You’ll indicate your membership category on the form.

Next steps, mail alternative: To join, renew, or update your contact information or bio by mail, fill out the form, print it, and mail it with a check, if you owe dues, to WCPCA, PO Box 5462, Eugene, OR 97405. Make a check payable to WCPCA.

Next steps, online alternative: To join, renew, or update your contact information or bio online, complete the form and then click on the appropriate choice to submit it. If you need to pay dues, click on the link to the PayPal form. You do not need a PayPal account to use this alternative.

Benefits of membership: WCPCA members receive a monthly electronic newsletter that lists activities and includes articles of general interest. There is also a mid-month email update on time sensitive matters.

WCPCA members are listed in an annual directory which is distributed only to members and only as a .pdf file. We encourage new and renewing members to complete a short bio to include in the membership directory, making it an effective networking tool. Space to enter a bio is on the form.

Renewals: Members will receive an email to remind them to renew several weeks before their due date. Prompt renewals are greatly appreciated.

Tax deductible: WCPCA is recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit charity with 501(c)(3)status. Thus dues and donations to the organization are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. WCPCA’s tax ID number is 26-2955776.

NPCA affiliation: WCPCA is an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). You may join WCPCA and/or renew your WCPCA membership through that organization. Click here to go to the NPCA’s website.

Questions: If you have any questions about the membership or renewal process please email info@westcascadepca.org.

Thank you for joining and supporting West Cascade Peace Corps Association.