Volunteer Opportunities!

2016 events

RPCVs are needed to support recruitment events this summer! Help with Peace Corps outreach and enjoy a fun event. Sign up via the links below and RSVP/get reminders on the Facebook group. Come to socialize, swap stories and pick up the latest Peace Corps swag! For questions, contact: ahamilton@peacecorp.gov

· Peace Corps at The Flea Off Market (Louisville, Saturday June 4th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

o Sign up for a time slot here:sign-up sheet

· Peace Corps at LexPrideFest (Lexington, Saturday June 25th, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

o Sign up for a time slot here: sign-up sheet

From Angela Hamilton’s newsletter

2015 events

 Two upcoming recruiting events! Angela, our local recruiter, is asking for current and former volunteers to stop by and share their stories with others:

  • July 6, 6 -7:30 p.m. Peace Corps Information Session: Louisville Public Library, St. Matthews Branch.
  • July 14 6-7:30 p.m. Peace Corps Information Session: Lexington Public Library, Central Branch.

Saturday, June 20th:    Peace Corps @ Kentuckiana Pride Festival, , 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. @ The Belvedere.     Peace Corps will have a table (with a tent!) to share information with the public about Peace Corps service. Volunteers are needed to work throughout the day. A fun event and a great opportunity to share your story! Contact ahamilton@peacecorps.gov to set up a time to volunteer.

Friday, June 19   March with Peace Corps in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade, 6:30 pm @ Floyd & Main (downtown Louisville) – parade ends around 9 pm at the Belvedere.   All RPCVs, friends and family are invited to march in celebration of the diversity of Peace Corps Volunteers! The Peace Corps Smart Car will be in the parade, and we need banner holders and marchers! Contact ahamilton@peacecorps.gov

May 8th: Global Village Day at Good Shepherd Elementary School in Frankfort. Ida Palmer-Ball, who teaches there and is Don Stosberg’s wife, would love to have RPCVs talk about their international experiences at this event. If you are interested to help, contact Ida at idathames@gmail.com.

April 6th, 11-1 pm: University of Louisville “Taste of Diversity”

Travis Ross (Guyana RPCV) will be hosting a table at the Taste of Diversity. It is designed to introduce and educate students, staff and faculty to the wealth of cultural richness and ethnic diversity that exists at UofL and in our community.  KY Peace Corps Association will have table space to communicate more about Peace Corps by displaying traditional arts, crafts, clothing, flags, events, etc. that reflect various cultures represented in our service community. We shall provide information and resources on ways to get involved. Undergraduate Affairs will provide a tasting menu of food items from various cultures around the world. The event takes place in the Strickler Hall lobby, and we usually have several hundred participants walk through during the two-hour timespan.

We need a person or two to assist Travis, and people to lend “souvenirs” from their service country to put on display. Please contact Travis (travis.ross@louisville.edu) or kypeacecorps@gmail.com to work out the details.

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