Welcome to the Columbia River Peace Corps Association

logo for Columbia River Peace Corps Association, Portland, Oregon President’s welcome, by Tom DeMeo (Ghana 1980-82 and Botswana 1982-84)

Welcome to the Columbia River Peace Corps Association (CRPCA), the returned Peace Corps volunteers living in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. We are committed to ideals of service and community, both at home and abroad. Connect with us if you are a potential volunteer wanting to talk with old hands, if you are an returned volunteer looking to connect with others who have shared the unique Peace Corps experience, or if you share our ideals and want to meet others of like mind! Take a look at our calendar to see what upcoming events we have planned: we hold regular service events, social gatherings, and educational opportunities that help us serve our community and engage with the world. Find something that suits your style, and join us – we’d love to have you!

Connect with us via Facebook, our website crpca.org, or by signing up for our newsletter and e-updates.

West Coast National RPCV Career Conference

Attend the West Coast National RPCV Career Conference, taking place Monday, March 23, 2015 through Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Henry M Jackson Federal Building in Seattle. (915 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98174)

Register to attend this four-day conference, where you’ll learn in-depth strategies to make yourself stand out from other job-seekers. RPCVs are welcome to attend any or all parts of this conference. We hope you’ll join us and take advantage of this opportunity to boost your job-search skills while networking with other RPCVs and RPCV-friendly employers.

Portland Timbers survey

If you are a CRPCA member and interested in our sports outings, please take CRPCA’s 2015 Portland Timbers game outings survey TODAY!

This week, through Thursday, January 15 at 9:00 pm, we’re surveying our members and friends regarding interest in one or more group outings to Portland Timbers games in 2015. If you are interested, please get out your calendars, take a glance at your bank account, and take our survey.

On Friday, we’ll submit the top choice game date(s) to the Timbers. Then in next Sunday’s e-update, we’ll invite folks to pay for their tickets on CRPCA’s website. Since we lost money on unsold tickets in 2014, we will not be pre-ordering tickets this year! If we don’t reach the minimum order of 15 for any date, your money will be refunded.

Again, if you want to see top-quality men’s soccer in Portland with CRPCA friends, PLEASE take our survey today!