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

  • 27 Jun 2016 7:39 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    The national Director of the Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, gave a free public talk at the East-West Center (EWC) on the evening of Friday, May 20th, 2016. The director’s talk on the topic of “The Peace Corps in Hawai‘i: Past, Present, and Future” was followed by a reception. 

    Click the link below to watch the talk.

    Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on "The Peace Corps in Hawaii: Past, Present and Future" from East-West Center on Vimeo.

    Carrie Hessler-Radelet at EWC Talk and Reception on May 20, 2016. Photo credit: Bhoj Rai

    Carrie Hessler-Radelet, the 19th Director of the Peace Corps, was sworn in on June 25, 2014, having served as acting and deputy director from 2010–14. She has led historic reforms to modernize and strengthen the Peace Corps to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, including efforts to revitalize the volunteer recruitment, application, and selection process which resulted in record-breaking application numbers in 2015. She has also helped to forge innovative strategic partnerships, such as Let Girls Learn, an all-government collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama to expand adolescent girls’ access to education around the world, and the Global Health Service Partnership, which sends physicians and nurses to teach in developing countries.

    Coming from a four-generation Peace Corps family, Hessler-Radelet began her career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa (1981–83). After leaving the Peace Corps, she went on to spend the next two decades in public health work, focusing on HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health. As vice president and director of the Washington, DC office of John Snow Inc., she oversaw health programs in more than 85 countries. She was also actively involved in establishing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Hessler-Radelet holds a Master of Science in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA in political science from Boston University.

    Co-sponsored by the East-West Center, Peace Corps, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawaii and Office of Civic & Community Engagement (University of Hawaii).

  • 29 Aug 2015 5:48 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)
    Our reusable bags made of rip stop fabric with the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawaii logo just arrived! They're $10 each. It may seem steep but consider it a donation, $5 of the $10 goes to the Aloha Grant fund for PCVs and PCV Response volunteers from Hawaii who are currently serving. If you want to purchase, please email Caroline Mackenzie at


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