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Featured Events

Aug 27th PRESSURE Story Jam, SF
Story Jam
The August SF Story Jam has a great line up of first timers, a few veterans, former volunteers and non volunteer story tellers. The theme is PRESSURE – Stories about pressure situations, peer pressure, pressure to get things done, community pressure.   More>>


Grants Applications Due Aug 31st
South Bay Story Jam
NorCal's Grants Program provides funds for community development projects all around our planet. While there is no minimum-maximum size, most grants average from $500-$2000 depending on the amount requested and funds available. More>>

Jan 25 2014 NorCal Peace Corps Conference

Last Update: 1/24/2014 11:18 PM

Jan 25, 1pm-8pm
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St, Berkeley
This event is open to the public.
Conference Admission is FREE.
Tickets Needed for International Dinner
Register

Join returned Peace Corps Volunteers from around Northern California to celebrate, learn and share experiences from over 100 countries. There will be exciting presentations from recently returned volunteers from Vanuatu, Azerbaijan, Senegal and many other countries, sneak peeks at volunteer created films, photography exhibit, panel discussions, story telling workshops and a Town hall on current Peace Corps initiatives.

There will also be workshops for recently returned volunteers focusing on how to successfully transition back to life in the states including resume reviews, translating your Peace Corps experience into effective interviewing and using noncompetitive eligibility to land a Federal job.

We need Volunteers!!!
Volunteer to help here.

Schedule of Events
The Peace Corps Conference Sessions from 1pm-4pm are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1pm-2pm Sessions

  • Country Presentations: China, Senegal, Indonesia
  • Volunteer Films
  • Mali Photo Journey
  • Story Telling Workshop: Intro to Story Telling
  • Recent Returnee Workshop and resume reviews, interviewing
2pm-3pm Sessions
  • 2012 Evacuation of Mali Presentation and Panel
  • Country Presentations: Vanuatu, Costa Rice, Azerbaijan
  • Story Telling Workshop 2: Ab Lib Session
  • Recent Returnee Workshop and resume reviews, interviewing, using noncompetitive eligibility
3pm-4pm Sessions
  • Peace Corps Townhall
  • Country Presentations: Dominican Republic, Kenya, Ukraine
  • Storytelling Workshop: Tell Your Story Tonight
  • Resume Review/Mock Interviews

4pm-6pm NorCal Annual General Meeting
FREE. NorCal membership only (Check your membership status)

  • Elections of New NorCal Board Members
  • Annual Report on NorCal Activities
  • Program breakout sessions where members can get involved in planning activities for 2014.

6pm-8pm International Dinner and Story Grand Jam
Members $27/Nonmembers $33/Children $7
All proceeds from dinner are going to help pay for the conference.

Online Ticket Sales Closed. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the event.
Enjoy a dinner featuring food from around the world (Thai, Indian, Ethiopian) and an evening of unforgettable entertainment with our grand slam story hour where our best returned volunteer storytellers of the last year will strut their stuff. Meat and veggie options will be available.