May Volunteer Opportunity (Nashville)

Join us on Saturday, May 14th, for a garden day at the Blackman Farm with the Center for Refugees and Immigrants in Tennessee (CRIT)!  This farm offers CRIT gardenproduce and work for families who have recently relocated to the Nashville area.  
What: Volunteer with CRIT
When: Saturday, May 14th  
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm     
Where: 217 Blackman Road, Nashville, TN 37211  Contact Mary Kay or Shelly for more information! 

The Big Payback

The Big Payback

he Big Payback is Middle Tennessee’s largest online giving day! This is a 24-hour online donation challenge hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  This charitable event helps area nonprofits raise much-needed dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities.

The Big Payback has helped TNRPCV raise hundreds of dollars in the past, and we hope the same for this year!  Find our page here and make an online donation May 3rd to continue supporting Peace Corps projects around the globe!

International Dine About Town (iDAT) February 2016

Come meet other RPCVs and get your pho-fix as we gather at Kien Giang Vietnamese restaurant on Tuesday February 23 at 6:30pm. This place serves up the real deal yummy stuff!

Kien Gang is located at 5845 Charlotte Pike, Nashville.


While the address is 5845 Charlotte, the building is not directly on the street. Rather, it is in a lot up an inclined double-divided driveway. The driveway is across from Richland School. There is a large billboard for K&S International Market next to the double driveway. K & S is in the same lot up that hill. If you use Google maps…you can follow “street view” right up the hill to the restaurant — on the left as you approach the top. (GOOGLE)

Please RSVP to Denny…and, if you don’t mind, please include your phone for last-minute texts or updates. Denny’s phone is818-422-9770. (You can also text your RSVP if you like.)

Giữ ấm và nhìn thấy bạn ăn tối sớm.

(Stay warm and see you for dinner soon.)
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Peace Corps Week

Celebrate Peace Corps Week 2016! Feb. 28-Mar.5Girl Rising

TNRPCV is partnering with HumanDocs and Peace Corps to bring a free screening of “Girl Rising” to Nashville! We will have a panel of experts and discussion
after the film.

Wed. March 2 @ 6:30 pm
Shamblin Theatre on the campus of Lipscomb University
Free and open to the public.
Panel discussion to follow film.

PechaKucha 20X20

We know you all have stories. A lot of stories! Well, your chance has arrived to share them. An intriguing opportunity has arisen for you to share your story through a structured and vibrant story-telling format called PechaKucha.

If you’re interested in sharing a story from your Peace Corps service and can put together 20 slides to accommodate it, please email Dave Keiser at before March 1st.

The event will be March 16th at 5:30 pm ($1 donation at the door),presentations will start at 6:00 pm. Free beer provided by Good People Ales. Location TBD. The title/theme is “Volunteer Voyages”.

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities (Nashville)

Save the dates for all these Upcoming Events
 January – Waterway Cleanup  
  • When: Monday, Jan 18th 
  • Time: 9:00-noon    
  • Where: 1000 E Thompson Lane   
  • What: According to the website, we will be “combing a streamside forest collecting trash and debris. Volunteers will NOT work in the water or near the bank.”
February – Second Harvest Food Bank 
  • When: Thursday, Feb 11th  
  • Time: 5:30-8:00 pm    
  • Where: 331 Great Circle Road
  • What: More details to come.     
March – Nashville Public Television
  • When: Thursday, March 10th  
  • Time: 5:30-10:00 pm     
  • Where: 161 Rains Ave  
  • What: Answering phones and taking pledges during the on-air pledge drive.

Please contact Mary Kay ( or Shelley ( to sign up or for more information.

2016 RPCV Calendars = Awesome Gifts!


Order a couple 2016 RPCV Calendars to give as Christmas presents this year! The RPCV group from Madison, WI produce these beautiful, inspiring calendars each year. The calendars include awesome pictures taken by Peace Corps Volunteers and is packed full of interesting facts about many countries. Visit their website and check it out.

Holiday Party! (Nashville)

Christmas Party 2014

We hope to see you at TNRPCV’s annual holiday party at Roger’s house! This is a festive time to gather, eat, drink and be merry, and we will have our dirty santa/white elephant gift exchange as always. All family and friends are welcome!

Sunday December 13
3:00 pm
1600B Long Ave.
Nashville TN 37206
Roger’s number: 615-509-0733


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Please bring a dish to share (a dish from your host country is highly encouraged). Beverages will be provided (beer, wine and soft drinks), no need to bring drinks unless there is something special you want. Also, bring your gently used items for a donation to Goodwill so we can show our appreciation for using the space at the Goodwill Career Resource Center each month for our TNRPCV Board meetings.

And bring a gift if you would like to join in the gift exchange fun. Please do not spend any money- instead find something at home that you have been wanting to get rid of, something funny, a gift you received that you would like to re-gift, the gift you received at last year’s Dirty Santa exchange, etc…
Happy holidays!