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.

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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    News and Announcements

  • 28 Nov 2016 12:13 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    RPCVHI will participate in the parade and will have a booth at the Kapiolani Park and we are inviting you all to come march with us.

    We are encouraging ALL RPCVs, their families, friends, and all supporters of what Peace Corps and Martin Luther King stand for to march in the parade and participate in the unity rally celebration. We need to represent now more than ever. 

    The parade begins at Magic Island with the formation of organizations at 7:30 a.m., then moves out at 9:00 a.m., traveling on Kalakaua Avenue through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. It is culminated with a unity rally celebration, which includes food, community booths, and camaraderie.

    TIME:  We are meeting at 7:30 a.m. The march from Magic Island to Kapiolani Park will begin at 9:00 am.
    WHERE:  Tennis courts at Magic Island near McCoy Pavilion
    Look for the Peace Corps and RPCVHI banners!
    RPCVHI members will be at this location with some coffee and donuts.  
    BRING/WEAR: Peace Corps shirt OR a clothing representing their country of service, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable clothes for walking 3.1 miles, your water bottle.
    We will have a vendor booth at Kapiolani Park. Set up will begin at 7:30 on Monday, Jan. 16.
    The booth will have Peace Corps Promotional literature and information on our RPCVHI Aloha Grants. 
    This will be the meet up point at the end of the march.
    MAHALO for participating in the MLK march.

  • 18 Nov 2016 7:05 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    Aloha Fellow RPCV's in Hawaii,

    The film project that began six years ago in Hilo after the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Peace Corps in 2011 is ready for viewing.

    The film shows Peace Corps training scenes on Hawaiʻi Island, in Hilo and Waipio Valley in particular.

    The first showing will be at the Mookini Library at UH Hilo on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

    Former Peace Corps staff members, Peace Corps volunteers and anyone who may have been involved with the Peace Corps training on Hawaiʻi Island between 1962 and 1971 is invited to attend. The public is also welcome.

    If you have any questions, please contact Bill Sakovich at 895-7311 or at

  • 20 Oct 2016 1:52 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    Many thanks for the statewide support Returned PCVs gave to Hawaii Public Radio yesterday, October 19th, when we staffed the phones at the semi-annual fundraiser!! We talked with folks we didn't know were here in Hawaii, and thanked them for their support. We talked with long time friends. We appreciated all the funds pledged and look forward to doing this again in April!

    - Rosemary Casey, coordinator of the HPR outreach and former RPCVHI President.


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