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Featured Events

Beyond Borders
Mar 3 Storytelling Workshop


We all have stories to tell. That’s the Third Goal of Peace Corps, to share with people back home the experiences from our service overseas.  Beyond Borders Storytelling is hosting a storytelling workshop to help people turn those experiences into engaging stories.  The workshop is open to anyone who has a story with an international twist,  not just Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

This workshop is perfect for those wanting to go that next step and perform before a live audience at the Story Jam in April.
Workshop is FREE to all. Pizza will be provided.  Details and RSVP Info Here>>

June 5-6, Peace Corps Connect
Registration is Open!


The National Peace Corps Association and the Northern California Peace Corps Association are pleased to announce that Peace Corps Connect will take place in Berkeley, Calif. on June 5-6, 2015. We look forward to a weekend of engaging speakers, dynamic workshops and opportunities for participants to network and share their Peace Corps stories! Details>>

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.