Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

BARPCV past events

Marathon Monday


Thanks to all those who volunteered again for the waterstation at Mile 23 - Boston Marathon!



Peace Corps Week 2014 

We had a great week Peace Corps week this year:

Kicking-off the week with a pre-PC week bowling event on Saturday, Feb 22.

Yak & Yeti's Nepali/Indian restaurant on Feb. 23

On Wed. Feb. 24th we had a board meet and greet at Brahmin's

On Thurs. Feb. 25th, a bunch of RPCVs had a great dinner at Teranga, Senegalese Restaurants.

And, of course, TGIF at Asgard.  On Saturday, March 1, was the unveiling of the photo contest winners at Simon's Cafe. The exhibit will continue through the month of March.  In April it will move to Ula Cafe in Jamaica Plains for the month of April and then in May, TBD. 


Twelve BARPCV members particpated in BARPCV's first ever overnight ski trip to Bartlett, NH. The skiers were fortunate to have great weather amidst the not-so-great ski conditions at Attitash and Wildcat Mountains. While off the mountain, would-be skiers passed time by sledding, ice skating, playing board games and, of course, watching the Pats on Sunday. In addition, the crew took a tour of the Tuckerman Brewery where they were joined by BARPCV member Diane Docekal-Dawson and her husband who were in the area for a cross-country ski trip. Overall, the event was a success and fun was had by all. To join in on events like the ski trip please contact Erica at to be added to the list serv for sports & recreation activities.  


Dec 6, 2013 BARPCV hosted a Welcome Back Send Off (WBSO) at Fire + Ice in Harvard Square. Guest speaker, Helen Drinan, President of Simmons College and RPCV - Philippines, eloquently shared with us how her Peace Corps experience shaped her understanding of organizations and their cultures which continues to impact her personal and professional life.


In collaboration with the Cambridge Boy Scouts of America, we collected and delivered about 8 bags of non-perishable food items for local food banks.  Thanks to all who donated food!


The WBSO was followed by a TGIF at Tommy Doyle's.  The next WBSO will take place in May - hope you can make it.


On Sept. 27th David Sear's hosted the New Members Party at his house in Cambridge.  This was a great event bringing together newly returned volunteers and the members of the Boston Returned Peace Corps community. 


If you missed any of these events - don't worry! There are many exciting events coming up this year. Check out our calendar

of upcoming events or sign up to be a member (and receive newsletters about events) if you are not already a member. 


Thanks for the great support. We will see you at the next event!


Upcoming Events

Member Spotlight

"The obstacles these students overcome to do something many of us take for granted is astounding." more