Friends of the Dominican Republic programs


Committee Activities (most recent first):

The Growth-Professional Development Committee has produced five webinars for evacuated Volunteers from the Dominican Republic and our members since June of 2018. These webinars were:
In addition, the Growth-Professional Development Committee is re-establishing a Mentoring Program for evacuated DR-RPCVs to help them get re-established in a new career in the US. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor or working with a mentor, please send an email to:

In March of 2020, the Committee requested updated information from the respondents to the 2018 survey and asked them to provide additional information about their professional needs.

In March of 2018, the Committee conducted a survey of FDR members regarding their needs in the areas of graduate school attendance and professional development and then developed a Professional Directory of DR-RPCVs for networking purposes.

To receive notices about current and future activities of the Growth and Professional Development Committee, please send an email with your contact information to:  

Goals of the Growth and Professional Development Committee:

The Growth and Professional Development Committee has two primary goals: 1) to ensure a vibrant, diverse, committed and sustainable organization and board of directors, and 2) to provide Dominican Republic Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (DR-RPCVs) with opportunities for professional growth, development, and networking.