Who We Are
Desert Doves is a non-profit organization of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. We are based in Tucson, AZ though our membership is open to those located throughout southern Arizona. The Desert Doves are committed to supporting community development projects in both Arizona and abroad. Since 2011, the Desert Doves have donated more than $42,599 in support of Peace Corps Partnership Projects around the world. Project funds are raised through a combination of membership dues, donated service hours, and financial donations.
More information on how to get involved, as well as an overview of upcoming events, can be found on our Get Involved page.
More information on becoming a contributing member of the Desert Doves can be found below or in our Membership page.
More information on how our funds have been spent can be found in the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP) page.
More information on upcoming events can be found under the Calendar tab.
More information on current board members can be found under the Officers & Board tab.
National Peace Corps Association website
Membership to the Desert Doves may be paid to the National Peace Corps Association (https://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/auth/signup?referrer=npca). You can choose a free NPCA membership and then choose your affiliate group as "RPCVs of Southern Arizona- Desert Doves". Your $15 payment can be processed directly through that system, they forward the funds to us monthly.
2020 Funding Application
During the September 2020 meeting, the Doves decided to continue to donate money to organizations that fulfill our goals of supporting community development projects until Peace Corps is reinstated. In the November meeting, we will vote on which organization, cause or project to support. Fill out this form with your ideas on what organizations we should support. We will share ideas and allow Doves to vote before discussing this at our November meeting. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehNHb7qAy3-CfVAkeLvyqnrNGDffm9JF9GXig82Wz39O0VuA/viewform
2021 Peace Corps Calendar
The annual Peace Corps Calendar fundraiser has begun!! Information on how to purchase this year can be found here, https://docs.google.com/document/d/101qyFYrdfBkBwMwuBlaIznYyGchesWBVla0pkNoyHuQ/edit
Are You a Recently Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteer in Arizona?
We would like to do what we can to support you during this transition. Please reach out to us by email, email@example.com or through FB, https://www.facebook.com/groups/desertdoves/ for support. We have developed a strong network of RPCVs here in Tucson, we are happy to assist in any way possible.
Connect With Us
For more information on upcoming events please make sure to check out our Facebook page!
To join the Desert Doves email list, send an email with your name, city/state of residence, country/years-of-service in the email to firstname.lastname@example.org