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  • A big THANK YOU to all of the Spring Day of Service at Point Reyes National Seashore! see more



    A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who braved the wind, rain, and even hail during the NorCalPCA Spring Day of Service at Point Reyes National Seashore!




    On Saturday April 8th, 20 RPCVs and two friends grabbed their gloves, work shirts, shovels, and McLeods and headed up the Meadow Trail. The crew of RPCVs spanning in service from the early 1960s to recently returned worked over four hours clearing and repairing drainages over five miles of trails. A job well done! In proper RPCV fashion, everyone celebrated the hard work over burgers and beers, fruit salad and carrot cake during the post-service potluck BBQ. Thank you NorCalPCA for helping fund the BBQ (not the beer of course).

    For over 20 years, NorCalPCA RPCVs have been volunteering with the Trails Crew at Point Reyes. This year we said a special congratulations and goodbye to long time staff member and RPCV Dorcy Brownback-Curth who retires this month after 30 years at Pt. Reyes. But not to worry-- she has not moved far and we look forward to her joining us in October as a RPCV volunteer for our Fall Service Day! We hope to see you there, too!

    See more pictures from the 2017 Point Reyes Spring Service Day here!

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    NorCalPCA helps with community efforts to feed the hungry see more

    Superstar NorCalPCA member and volunteer cat-herder Kathy Day recruited a dozen volunteers to help with the amazing work that the Alameda County Food Bank does.

    Volunteers worked together through the morning to pack up fresh produce for distribution to those in need across Alameda county, and then celebrated and traded stories over lunch at a yummy Ethopian restaurant in Oakland.  


    Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help!  And extra special thanks to Kathy for identifying the opportunity and recruiting the volunteers.


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    On Saturday, April 30, 2016 a small but energetic group of Returned Peace Corps volunteers joined th see more

    On Saturday, April 30, 2016 a small but energetic group of Returned Peace Corps volunteers joined thousands of others across the country working on Rebuilding Together community projects.

    Rebuilding Together is a national organization dedicated to helping low-income seniors and disabled homeowners. The goal is to provide free critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to help community members remain in their homes. Many of these people are facing physical and financial hardships, so the efforts can be quite significant.

    For several years, NorCal PCA volunteers have joined in this effort, providing a variety of skills as broad ranging as electrical work, minor construction efforts, glazing and painting, yard work, as well as general cleanup and maintenance. The work done has contributed greatly to the improvement of living conditions for the homeowners.

    Many thanks go out to this year’s volunteers: Lie Njie, Vern and Ryan Phillips, Greg Bellas, Kirsten Setterholm, Chris Donahue and Kathy Day. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.

    Mark your calendar now for April 29, 2017, and join in next year's national effort.