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Featured Events

Oct 8 RPCV Ukraine Panel
(Partnership with
Commonwealth Club)

Story Jam
Five recently returned Peace Corps volunteers who served in diverse regions around Ukraine discuss the lives they shared with the people in their communities. In big cities and small towns, east and west, the daily interactions of these volunteers put a human face on the peoples, young and old, living in a country facing an uncertain future.More>>

Oct 11, Point Reyes Service
Day, Olema

Story Jam
Join us for NorCal longest running and most popular service event at beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore. RSVPs are needed as this event does fill up completely. RSVP>>

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RPCV Story Slam

9/13/13 Fri (7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Grand Lake Coffee House
440 Grand Ave, Oakland
Contact:Will Spargur (will [AT] norcalpca [DOT] org)


Former Peace Corps Volunteers True Stories Told on Stage without Notes or Scripts. Local RPCV's spill the beans on what life is really like in the 'Toughest Job You'll Ever Love' in a Moth Style story telling hour featuring stories from


  • Banana Republic
    Roy Schachter (Honduras 83-85)

  • Mondays
    Alexander Labinov (Moldova 07-09)

  • Culture Matters
    Lyle Hansen (Mali 11-12)

  • The French Connection
    Zach Matheson (Mali 11-12)

  • The Stick
    Will Spargur (Swaziland 92-95)



And maybe you. (Audience members have the opportunity to put their name in the hat in hopes of being picked for one of our 6-minute wild-card slots)

This event is free and open to all.