Returned Peace Corps        Volunteers of Hawai'i


   Connecting RPCVs living in Hawai'i.

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The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawai'i (RPCVHI) is a member organization of the National Peace Corps Association. We actively try to connect with RPCVs living in Hawai'i through our website, ongoing activities, and opportunities to engage in projects that align with Peace Corps' Third Goal - to bring the world home. We support the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources' efforts to clean the Kawainui Marsh on O'ahu's Windward side with monthly volunteer time; we support the statewide outreach of Hawai'i Public Radio by answering phones at the semi-annual pledge drives; and we join other organizations for beach clean-ups, fundraising walks, and food drives.

We connect and reconnect with RPCVs on O'ahu at monthly "Pau Hana," Annual August BBQ / Picnic at Magic Island, and at the Holiday Fundraiser on the first Sunday of December at Soul de Cuba Cafe.

We also collaborate with the Peace Corps representative at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa to inform those interested in serving in the Peace Corps. Read more about us. 

   
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  • 15 May 2015 3:13 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    The Hawaii Red Cross has been able to make a difference in our local community because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers. 

    The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawai'i supports the American Red Cross and their mission. Help the American Red Cross raise funds to continue their work and mission: To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

    Let’s make more good things happen. #allin1day 

    To donate to the Hawaii Chapter and Pacific Islands Region go to www.redcross.org/hawaii. The American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter assists The American Red Cross of Guam and The American Red Cross of the Northern Mariana Islands. 


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  • 29 Apr 2015 8:00 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    Press release:

    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29, 2015 – The Peace Corps today announced that all 32 trainees and 53 volunteers are temporarily leaving Nepal and returning to the United States following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on April 25.

    The agency will conduct a thorough assessment of volunteers’ sites and conditions throughout the country, including local medical infrastructure, communication systems, transportation and other key support services that are critical to volunteers’ wellbeing in Nepal. Volunteers’ health, safety and security are Peace Corps’ top priorities.

    The Peace Corps has enjoyed a long partnership with the Government of Nepal and is committed to continuing volunteers’ work there as soon as possible.

    Volunteers in Nepal work with their communities on agriculture projects. More than 3,705 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Nepal since the program was established in 1962.

    The Peace Corps family sends its thoughts and prayers to the people of Nepal. To learn more about the U.S. Government’s response in Nepal and how you can help, please visit www.usaid.gov/nepal-earthquake.

    Source: www.peacecorps.gov



  • 23 Apr 2015 8:38 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    Typhoon Maysak, category 4 (eventually 5), hit Chuuk and Yap states in the Federated States of Micronesia early in April. Prior to becoming a super typhoon, Maysak caused significant damage and killed at least five people in the Chuuk state of Micronesia, according to The Associated Press. In addition, 28,000 in Chuuk State alone are affected, with 1100 more in Yap State. RPCVHI President, Rosemary Casey, worked there from 1989-92. RPCVHI Board Member, Jean Thoulag, served from 1977-1979 in Ulithi Atoll in the outer islands of Yap where she married, remained for 35 years to teach and raise her family. This picture shows the damage to the homes of Jean's relatives. 

    Donations still needed for the Maysak relief efforts in Yap and Chuuk. Here's where you can send donations: The Fourth Branch Micronesia.



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