Desert Doves

About Us

Desert Doves is a non-profit organization of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). While we are based in Tucson, our membership is open to anyone located throughout Southern Arizona. 

Our mission is to continue to work for world peace, understanding, and well-being, with an emphasis on bringing the world back home. We offer community service events, social networking, and financial support to community development efforts abroad and across Southern Arizona. Since 2011, the Desert Doves have engaged over 300 local RPCVs and donated more than $42,000 to community projects.


Become a Member

Desert Doves Dues via NPCA: Annual membership dues of $20 allow the Desert Doves to support Peace Corps partnership projects and local nonprofits. Dues also help the group offset cost of special events and volunteer opportunities. To update your membership, visit the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) website and select 'RPCVs of Southern Arizona- Desert Doves' as your affiliate group. NPCA transfers all Desert Doves dues to our account monthly.

NOTE: NPCA is updating their membership website, and online dues payment is temporarily unavailable. 

Join Us at an Event

Calendar: Our Google calendar has the most up-to-date information about where and when to find Doves. Check it out for dinners, social hours, general meetings, and more. 

Monthly Newsletter: Our e-newsletter also includes updates from members and information about upcoming events - view our latest issue at the link.

Stay Connected

Email List: To join the Desert Doves email list, send an email with your name, city/state of residence, country/years-of-service to

Desert Doves - Facebook: For up-to-date information from our group and members, check out and follow our Desert Doves page.