Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Skill Transfer Workshop

BARPCV is developing a Skills Transfer Workshop Series to help members develop skills for everyday life or professional settings, bring BARPCV members together to form new friendships or professional connections, and to raise funds for BARPCV activities and grant programs!

Do you have a skill to share or is there something in particular you want to learn? Fill out this brief survey.

We hope to launch the first workshop in the next couple of months. Stay tuned for more information!

Enter the BARPCV Photo Contest

Submission deadline is January 31, 2016

Attention photo takers! BARPCV is happy to announce the 8th annual photo contest. Members of the BARPCV community, submit your best photographs from your country of service! Selected photographs will be displayed at cafés and sites around the Boston Area in the spring.

Submission Guidelines: Picture must have been taken by a Peace Corps Volunteer in his/her country of service. Photos must be in JPEG or TIFF format. For print photography, please make a high quality scan for the contest. You can submit up to three photos.

Annual Meeting

Jan 31 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

BARPCV members and board get together to discuss what has been accomplished in 2015, plans for 2016, lessons learned, programming strategies moving forward, and more!

BARPCV will provide light refreshments. We also encourage RPCVs to bring a dish from their country of service to share with the group. In past years, we have had some delicious dishes. However, it is not a requirement to attend.


Where: Nonprofit Center Boston, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111 (near South Station).

RSVP here


We look forward to seeing you there.

TGIF at Asgard

Jan 29 2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Monthly TGIF at Asgard's Bar

Don't miss the first TGIF of 2016! Come celebrate the conclusion of the the first 8% of 2016 with the monthly BARPCV meetup at Asgard in Cambridge. As always, TGIF chair Andrew will be wearing a red Peace Corps shirt.

Questions? Contact Andrew at

Book Club - We Are Water

Mar 17 2016 - 7:00pm

This month's book is "We are Water" by Wally Lamb.

For this month's location, and to help the host plan, please RSVP.

This month's hosts: Diane McCormack (617-282-4283) and Tom Torranto.

BARPCV Storytelling Night

Do you have a story to tell from your service? BARPCV will soon be holding a night of storytelling (similar to the podcast ‘The Moth’). If you have a brief story you would be interested in sharing at this event, please let us know!

Right now we are soliciting interest/participation.

Contact Rose and Kevin at with any questions.


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