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Featured Events

9/23 Story Telling Workshop
Story Jam
Come to the workshop ready to share an experience. It doesn't have to be super polished, just bring it, an open mind, and some enthusiasm and we will have a good time. All are welcome. You do not have to be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer More>>

10/8 RPCV Ukraine Panel
(@ Commonwealth Club)
Story Jam
Five recently returned Peace Corps volunteers who served in diverse regions around Ukraine discuss the lives they shared with the people in their communities. In big cities and small towns, east and west, the daily interactions of these volunteers put a human face on the peoples, young and old, living in a country facing an uncertain future.More>>

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Peace Corps Conference

1/25/14 Sat (1:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, Berkeley
Contact:Will Spargur (will [AT] norcalpca [DOT] org)


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Join returned Peace Corps Volunteers from around Northern California to celebrate, learn and share experiences from over 100 countries. There will be exciting presentations from recently returned volunteers from Vanuatu, Azerbaijan, Senegal and many other countries, sneak peeks at volunteer created films, photography exhibit, panel discussions, story telling workshops and a Town hall on current Peace Corps initiatives.

There will also be workshops for recently returned volunteers focusing on how to successfully transition back to life in the states including resume reviews, translating your Peace Corps experience into effective interviewing and using noncompetitive eligibility to land a Federal job.

We need Volunteers!!!
Volunteer to help here.

Schedule of Events
The Peace Corps Conference Sessions from 1pm-4pm are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1pm-2pm Sessions

  • Country Presentations: China, Senegal, Indonesia
  • Volunteer Films
  • Mali Photo Journey
  • Story Telling Workshop: Intro to Story Telling
  • Recent Returnee Workshop and resume reviews, interviewing

2pm-3pm Sessions
  • 2012 Evacuation of Mali Presentation and Panel
  • Country Presentations: Vanuatu, Costa Rica, Azerbaijan
  • Story Telling Workshop 2: Ab Lib Session
  • Recent Returnee Workshop and resume reviews, interviewing, using noncompetitive eligibility

2pm-3pm Sessions
  • Peace Corps Townhall
  • Country Presentations: Dominican Republic, Kenya, Ukraine
  • Storytelling Workshop: Tell Your Story Tonight
  • Resume Review/Mock Interviews

4pm-6pm NorCal Annual General Meeting
FREE. NorCal membership only (Check your membership status)

  • Elections of New NorCal Board Members
  • Annual Report on NorCal Activities
  • Program breakout sessions where members can get involved in planning activities for 2014.

6pm-8pm International Dinner and Story Grand Jam
Members $27/Nonmembers $33/Children $7
All proceeds from dinner are going to help pay for the conference.

Online Ticket Sales Closed. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the event.
Enjoy a dinner featuring food from around the world (Thai, Indian, Ethiopian) and an evening of unforgettable entertainment with our grand slam story hour where our best returned volunteer storytellers of the last year will strut their stuff. Meat and veggie options will be available.