Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (AARPCV)

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AARPCV COVID-19 Update

Greetings AARPCV community,

 

Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 epidemic and the recent evacuation of all Peace Corps countries, your AARPCV board would like to offer some guidance at this time.

 

First off, I'd like to extend a welcome to all newly returned and returning volunteers from the global evacuation. I know a lot of us in the AARPCV community are eager to help out evacuees in any way possible. So please allow us to share a few resources that we have available:

 

AARPCV has made a google sheet that allows both recent evacuees and established RPCVS to both request and provide leads on housing, jobs, and other resources: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BbuKlAFdi3R9wzEL3fOK8W0Sh7Scb2jU2a2Gi4bx6gc/edit?usp=sharing

 

A dedicated support facebook page for evacuees has emerged which you can find here: https://tinyurl.com/udfwza8
They have already done a lot of good ground work on gathering resources for evacuees. Keep in mind that this group covers evacuees nationwide, not just from Georgia.

 

AARPCV has had a mentor/mentee program for some time. While it may not be the best place to take care of immediate or one off needs, it is a great way to establish a one on one connection with an established RPCV. We are always looking for more mentors/mentees so please sign up if you’re interested: https://tinyurl.com/yx6h97f7

 

Finally, as we are a National Peace Corp Association affiliate group, I encourage everyone to renew or begin their free NPCA membership and link it to the Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteer group here: https://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/auth/signup?referrer=npca

 

NPCA is looking to help evacuees by direct financial aid and congressional advocacy. You can donate to their benevolent fund here: https://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/campaigns/benevolent-fund-2020

 

And you can contact your representatives here: https://advocacy.peacecorpsconnect.org/email-congress#/55

 

Beyond these digital resources, please know that we as a community stand with you in these unusual times. Feel free to reach out to me personally if you have any questions or concerns and stay safe out there.

 

Andrew Mills

AARPCV President

president@aarpcv.org

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