Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association hosts happy hour
If You Go
Who: Western Slope Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association
What: Peace Corps Happy Hour
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Glenwood Brew Pub, 402 Seventh St.
How Much: No cover
The newly formed Western Slope Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association (RPCVA) is hosting a Peace Corps Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Brew Pub, 402 Seventh St. Anyone interested in learning more about the Peace Corps is welcome to mingle with returned volunteers and enjoy a free beer with a burger.
In September, Hannah Klausman, who volunteered in the Peace Corps in Mongolia from 2006-8, started the Western Slope chapter of the RPCVA with Lydia Labelle de Rios, who volunteered in Paraguay from 2002-4.
“We’re trying to get it going,” Klausman said. “There’s a really large group in Denver, and they’re all over the country. Basically it’s a networking, social group for people who have served in the Peace Corps, and it’s an informational group for people who want to serve.”
Klausman said this happy hour event is a great opportunity for those interested in serving in the Peace Corps to speak with volunteers who already have. Her favorite part, though, is being in a group of people who understand her experiences in Mongolia.
“Peace Corps volunteers are an interesting group of people, so it’s great to be able to talk to people who’ve had similar experiences of living abroad in crazy circumstances,” she said. “We all have similar stories in different countries, so it’s nice to be able to share that with like-minded people.”
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