Biking TripThe San Diego Peace Corps Association offers one or two events each month. Events may be social, community service, or outdoor adventure activities. Events are announced in the e-newsletter and RSVPs are taken through E-vite. 

Photo: CicloSDias bike ride

Upcoming Events

Annual Bonfire!
Saturday, October 8 from 4 to 8pm
Shelter Island

Join us for a fun outside gathering with your fellow RPVCs to enjoy the warmth of a bonfire at Shelter Island. You can find us under the Peace Corps flag. The fire pits are across from the Silver Gate Yacht Club.  

SDPCA will provide wood, banh mi sandwiches, and sambusas. Shelter Island hosts fabulous views and is very family friendly .  Bring a chair and water bottle. (Note: We are going green, and won't be using plates or utensils.)  We look forward to having a fun night out under the stars!

Advocate for Peace Corps!
Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm

Would you like to contact your Congressional officials about the Peace Corps but are not sure where to start?  Join us via Zoom for an introduction on advocating for upcoming legislation and other critical items.  You will learn about creating electronic messages, making phone calls, attending virtual sessions, and scheduling in-person meetings.  Join us to help advance the future of the Peace Corps!

SDPCA Host: Brian Midkiff

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank  - Community Service
Tuesday, October 25 from 6 to 8pm

9850 Distribution Avenue, San Diego CA, 92121 
RSVP: Must Register with the Food Bank (details below)

Join us as we volunteer together at our local food bank! We have up to 15 spots and everyone who plans to attend must register with the food bank’s volunteer hub (details below).  All participants must wear closed toed shoes, dress comfortably for labor work, and register ahead of time.  Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early as late arrivals will not be allowed to volunteer. Children 12 and up are welcome to participate.

Registration is open from September 25 to October 18. Each volunteer in our group must create their own account with the San Diego Food Bank (this includes children, friends, significant others, family members, etc.).  There are two steps to sign up for your shift.  After creating an account, each volunteer must then sign into their account, scroll to the date of your event, and click the green “sign up” icon.  Below are some helpful suggestions when navigating this process:

Volunteers who are new to Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank:    
1.        Visit and click “create an account”
2.        Create a user name and password, click next
3.        Enter join code sdpecoas” (join code is case sensitive), click next
4.        Fill out account information and click “next”.
5.        Scroll to the event date 10/25 and register for MIRAMAR Warehouse Volunteer Evening Shift 6-8pm by clicking on the green “sign up” icon. 

Volunteers with existing SDFB accounts, but new to our group:
1.        Visit and sign in to your account
2.        Click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen, & click “enter join code”
3.        Enter join code sdpecoas” (join code is case sensitive) .
4.        Click “join”, then click “events” at the top of the screen
5.        Scroll to the event date  10/25 and register for MIRAMAR Warehouse Volunteer Evening Shift 6-8pm by clicking on the green “sign up” icon.

SDPCA Host: Elizabeth Hall.  Questions? Contact Elizabeth at

Book Club – The Underground Girls of Kabul (Afghanistan)
Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm

Join us for a discussion of The Underground Girls of Kabul – in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg.

SDPCA host: Sharon Kennedy

San Diego Zoo Guided Walking Tour with Zookeeper Tina
Monday, November 7 at 10am 
San Diego Zoo
RSVP:  Email  

Join your very own board member Vice President, Tina Silva, on a guided walking tour around the San Diego Zoo!

Find out what it's like to work at the zoo and hear some personal stories about some of the individual animals who make the San Diego Zoo their home. There will be a special emphasis on the Elephant Odyssey area where Tina Silva works as zookeeper.

Tour will start at 10am - walk with us as long as you wish.  Space is limited to 20 people.  

Please note: Zoo entry not included, you must provide your own entry ticket into the zoo.

Agua Caliente County Park Camping Trip
Friday, November 11 at 3pm to Sunday, November 13 at noon

39555 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849, Julian, CA 92036
RSVP: Email

$15 per adult

Enjoy the beautiful Anza Borrego desert and geothermal hot springs with SDPCA members and friends! We have reserved three campsites at Agua Caliente Campground Veteran's Day weekend.

Space is limited as there is a two tent/8-person limit per campsite, so large tents that can accommodate multiple people and car camping are encouraged. Please plan to bring your own gear including tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, food, water, drinks, plate/bowl/cup/fork, etc. and swimming suit/towel for the hot springs. Total fee of $15 per adult. Children under 12 are free. Some parking is included, additional vehicles can park at the campground for a nominal fee.

To RSVP and get PayPal link:  Please contact Genny at with the number of adults and children in your party, if you are interested in camping Friday and/or Saturday night or day use only, carpooling info if you have space to drive others or would like to ride along, and if you have any questions.

Book Club – While the Gods Were Sleeping (Nepal)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Join us to discuss While the Gods Were Sleeping – a journey through love and rebellion by Elizabeth Enslin!

See all the books we’ve read at

SDPCA host: Sharon Kennedy

The SDPCA Annual Holiday Party, Potluck,  and Silent Auction will be on Saturday, December 3 from 11am to 2pm. 

Do you have unique items to donate?   It's time again to start thinking about our annual silent auction which includes unique items donated by SDPCA members like you!

If you have items from your world travels that you would like to donate, please bring them to an SDPCA in-person event now through Sunday, November 20th. 

Note that we will not be able to accept items at the Holiday Party this year, but if you let us know in advance we will arrange to get any items from you. Contact Lynne Graham, or 760-402-1064 -TEXT ONLY or 
Sarah Thorwirth at to make arrangements.  

Thank you for your support!