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Philippines or Bust...

Posted by Bud Askins on June 6, 2012 at 4:21pm 1 Comment

Count down to the Philippines has begun. I am only a day and a half away from my departure from Austin, Texas to the Republic of the Philippines for a six month assignment as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. It is a return trip for me. I was a…


Once in a Lifetime Trip

Posted by Ronald Louis Peterson on May 6, 2012 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

I'm excited about returning to Ethiopia with more than 100 other RPCVs in September to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps first group in Ethiopia. Catching up with other RPCVs, meeting a former student and his family along with others…


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If you know a returned Peace Corps volunteer who has recently passed, please consider posting in this group to honor them and share the news with our community.

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NPCA Featured Group: Atlanta Area RPCVs

      With almost 300 members, the Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (AARPCV) have been bringing the world home to the Peach State for more than three decades.  This month’s featured group is still going strong with many projects in their community and around the world.  Name of Group: Atlanta Area Returned Peace …

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Career Fair Highlights from Peace Corps Connect – Nashville

In the coming days and weeks we’ll be sharing highlights of the various components of this year’s Peace Corps Connect event in Nashville, Tennessee. Today we bring you a report by Peace Corps Career Development Specialist Jodi Hammer, on the Career Fair and Around the World event hosted there by the Peace Corps.   Last month …

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“You’ve got to Be Kidney-ing Me!” Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Donates Kidney to Fellow Volunteer

Whether it’s teaching students in Kulai, Malaysia or Brooklyn, New York, or, as Anne McAvoy demonstrated, donating your kidney to a complete stranger, being a Peace Corps Volunteer inspires a lifetime of service. Anne McAvoy of Portland, and Norman Sapoznik of Brooklyn, both served in Malaysia from 1967-1969. However, their paths didn’t cross until recently. …

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