Event Calendar

December 2012 – June 2013

Dec
8
Sat
Empanadas, and Acts of Kindness: Come to the Peace Corps Holiday Party on December 8!
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays at the RPCVLA holiday party on the evening of Saturday, December 8 at Rachael Simidian’s home in South Pasadena!  We will enjoy latkes and menorah lighting in honor of the first night of Hanukkah, and empanadas in honor of the fact that empanadas are delicious.  Please a dish of your own and/or a drink of your choice to contribute the holiday potluck.

During the party, in lieu of the white elephant gift exchange, we will be putting together care packages for currently-serving volunteers in need of cheer and chocolate.  Please bring items to put into the packages.  See our news story below for more details.

The exact details of the holiday party are coming soon, so keep an eye on your emails!

May
5
Sun
Big Sunday – Serving Those Who Served @ Veterans Home of California
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

In anticipation of the opening of the Veterans Home of California’s 242-bed Skilled Nursing Unit, we are seeking volunteers to paint 4 serene murals along the soon-to-be busy residential corridors. Big Sunday volunteers will have the opportunity to create relevant themed murals, each above a bench, which can also serve as a point of reference (i.e. pass the mural with the lighthouse en route to the Dining Room).  The walls are 14 feet wide and 7 feet tall.  If you are willing to work together and can paint by number, come join the RPCVLA Team led by Volunteer Heather, who recently returned from Benin.

This project will begin at 8:00am and run to 4:00pm.  Part-time help okay. While we’re using interior paint, wear clothing that a few polka-dots won’t ruin.  Bring a smile and plan to join additional volunteers planting trees and veterans painting other murals for a celebratory Cinco de Mayo lunch with the residents.

Click here to register for Project #183 ‘Paint Murals & Clean Up a Garden to Honor Veterans’.

Located in West Los Angeles on the Federal VA Campus, this Veterans Home opened in October 2010, currently has 112 residents, including a Memory Care unit.  Work together with veterans who also proudly served our country.  If you have any questions, the Project Leader is Lindy Lindeman who works at the CalVet Home (Tel: (424) 832-8218 and Lindy.Lindeman@calvet.ca.gov).

P.S. If you know someone who would like to lead another mural team, please contact me ASAP at Lindy.Lindeman@calvet.ca.gov or puravidalindy@yahoo.com.

Jun
21
Fri
RPCV Career Fair in San Francisco
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
RPCV Career Fair in San Francisco
Date: Friday, June 21st
Time: 11am – 4 pm
Location: San Francisco Federal Building (90 7th Street at Mission, Auditorium B040).
Are you an RPCV looking to meet potential employers in the Bay Area, get advice on job search strategies, have your resume reviewed and network with other RPCVs from the area?
Then be sure to attend Northern California Peace Corps Association’s upcoming RPCV Career Fair on Friday, June 21st in San Francisco!
The Career Fair is a networking event aimed at connecting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers with exhibitors from for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors.
If you know of an organization that would be interested in recruiting RPCVs at the Career Fair, please have them fill the registration form here (there is no fee): http://bit.ly/12kqIns
For any further questions, please contact Karla Calinawan or Katherine Macdougall at rpcv.career.fair@gmail.com.