Returned Peace Corps        Volunteers of Hawai'i

   Connecting RPCVs living in Hawai'i.

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The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawai'i (RPCVHI) is a member organization of the National Peace Corps Association. We actively try to connect with RPCVs living in Hawai'i through our website, ongoing activities, and opportunities to engage in projects that align with Peace Corps' Third Goal - to bring the world home. We support the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources' efforts to clean the Kawainui Marsh on O'ahu's Windward side with monthly volunteer time; we support the statewide outreach of Hawai'i Public Radio by answering phones at the semi-annual pledge drives; and we join other organizations for beach clean-ups, fundraising walks, and food drives.

We connect and reconnect with RPCVs on O'ahu at monthly "Pau Hana," Annual August BBQ / Picnic at Magic Island, and at the Holiday Fundraiser on the first Sunday of December.

We also collaborate with the Peace Corps representative at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa to inform those interested in serving in the Peace Corps. Read more about us. 

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    News and Announcements

  • 06 Nov 2015 4:16 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    Let Girls Learn is a U.S. government-wide initiative that centers on global advocacy and partnerships to expand efforts to help girls worldwide attend and complete school. One of the biggest components of the initiative is its partnership with USAID and Peace Corps.

    More than 62 million girls are not in school. Half of them are adolescents. These girls have diminished economic opportunities and are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, early and forced marriage, and other forms of violence. The initiative will focus on funding community girls’ education projects like girls’ leadership camps and school bathrooms; educate girls in conflict zones; and address poverty, HIV, and other issues that keep girls out of school.

    “As part of the U.S. government's commitment to Let Girls Learn, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps have formed a powerful collaboration to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world. Educating girls is essential to healthy and thriving communities but, globally, 62 million girls are not in school, and barriers to adolescent girls completing school are particularly significant. In some countries, fewer than 10% of teenage girls complete secondary school.

    This program will address that challenge by empowering local leaders to put lasting solutions in place. Peace Corps Volunteers who live and work at the grassroots level will serve as catalysts of community-led change, and every American can get involved and make a difference.”

    The initiative also calls on other organizations and governments to raise public awareness and engagement, to encourage and support community-led solutions to reduce barriers that prevent girls from attending and completing their education. Let Girls Learn have also come together with Girl Rising. A feature film and a global campaign that has reached millions of people, raised millions of dollars for its cause, and ignited conversations and actions in communities around the world. 

    To take action and learn more, visit:

    White House - Let Girls Learn

    Peace Corps - Let Girls Learn 

    USAID - Let GIrls Learn

    Girl Rising - Let Girls Learn

    The First Lady Speaks to Peace Corps Volunteers

    The President and First Lady Launch the Let Girls Learn Initiative

  • 29 Oct 2015 3:20 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    The East-West Center, in collaboration with the University of Hawai'i Foundation and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, is raising funds for student fellowships in honor of Ann Dunham Soetoro, PhD,  American Anthropologist, University of Hawaii Alumna, and the mother of President Barack Obama. 

    For more details and ticket information, please visit the event page here.

    For more information on Ann Dunham Soetoro, please visit The Ann Dunham Soetoro Endowed Fund

  • 29 Aug 2015 5:48 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)
    Our reusable bags made of rip stop fabric with the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawaii logo just arrived! They're $10 each. It may seem steep but consider it a donation, $5 of the $10 goes to the Aloha Grant fund for PCVs and PCV Response volunteers from Hawaii who are currently serving. If you want to purchase, please email Caroline Mackenzie at


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