Desert Doves

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.

Quick Links

  • 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 ( 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.


Desert Doves Cookbook

The Doves Vice President Susie Q came up with a great idea to recoup the fundraising money we missed when the Spring Street Fair was canceled! We are going to create a Desert Doves Cookbook with recipes that represent our Peace Corps services from around the world! We will print and sell the cookbook and use the proceeds

You will all have the opportunity to contribute recipes, but right now we are looking for a few volunteers to help on the cookbook organizing committee. You will help to gather, organize and display the recipes in the cookbook. If you are interested in being on the organizing committee, please reach out to Susie at

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, or through FB, 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