Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
CTRPCV was created as the official regional affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association in 1981. Originally, membership was contingent upon paying annual dues. Today, membership is open at no cost to Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and supporters of Peace Corps.
Members of CTRPCV organize and perform community service volunteering in different parts of the state at different times of the year. Some of the community service activities have been:
Other organizations CTRPCV has worked with include Life Haven in New Haven, Habitat for Humanity in Danbury, and the Red Cross in Middletown.
Occasionally, CTRPCVs will get together at a restaurant to share food and conversation or host an event in their home. And from time to time, CTRPCV puts on a special event, such as the screening of “A Towering Task.”
CTRPCV distributes Pieced Together, a quarterly newsletter providing updates on Peace Corps Advocacy and the National Peace Corps Association, profiling the work of CTRPCVs, and highlighting past and upcoming activities.
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CTRPCV also established the CTRPCV Community Service Grant Fund in 2005, that continues to support projects of current Peace Corps Volunteers from Connecticut as well as CTRPCVs.
The enthusiasm and participation of its members in organizing and attending events and serving on its board is a key component to the organization’s success. CTRPCV always welcomes new ideas and opportunities. If you want to host a potluck, a meetup, an event, a group outing or visit or a volunteer opportunity at a local organization, let us know, and we will work together to make it happen and/or get the word out!