Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawai'i

Connecting RPCVs living in Hawai'i.

Aloha e komo mai!

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 at Soul de Cuba Cafe.

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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  • 26 Feb 2015 6:30 PM | Ronne Partoriza (Administrator)

    In celebration of Corps Week 2015, please join us on March 5th, at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa's Richardson Law School for "Legacy of Peace Corps in Hawai'i," co-sponsored by Peace Corps Recruiting Office UH-Manoa and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawai'i. We will be screening the film "Sending Aloha Abroad."  There will be a Q & A Panel at the end of this 28-minute film and pupus will be provided by Soul de Cuba Restaurant & Bar. 

    "This documentary film traces Hawaii’s role in this iconic, but often neglected American institution. It is the untold story of thousands of American volunteers who lived and trained in Hawaii prior to Peace Corps service, and often settling there after their experience. The very landscape of Hawaii is littered with former Peace Corps members—from politicians to academics to businessmen. The film tells the story of a 10-year period from 1962-1972 when more than 7500 trainees came to Hawaii for months of pre-departure training. They trained in several remote locations throughout Hawaii that resembled actual village sites throughout Asia and the Pacific region. The sites included Waipio Valley on the Big Island and the rustic island of Molokai. The film is fitting tribute to the contributions of Hawaii residents as the Peace Corps celebrates its 54th Anniversary." (

    When: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5-7 PM
     Where: CR-2, Richardson Law School, UH Manoa
     What: Film and Panel Q & A 
           5:00 PM Introduction: Sean Aronson, Film Maker*
           5:30PM Film: “Sending Aloha Abroad” (28 Minutes) 
           6:00PM Q & A: Panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
           6:30PM Closing Comments: Donation of interview, archiving of film, Law School Peace Corps Fellowship Grant
    Pupus provided by Soul de Cuba

    * Copies of Film: Available by Special Order
    PARKING: Available at UH-Manoa Law School area adjacent to Law School.
    TRANSPORT: Buses #4, 6, 13, 18 to UH-Manoa

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