Top Up Contributions
This is a reminder to submit Top Up Contribution requests! Please visit the website and let's keep on the giving path. Small Grants are available for local or international projects.
Apply for Grants
Ask non-profits in your network if they need a small grant and encourage them to apply! Check out the details and applications on the SEAPAX website under the Grants tab.
Peace Corps Activities
Send Off / Welcome Home
We will be hosting our annual Peace Corps Send-Off and Welcome Home event for invitees and RPCVs at the Columbia City Library meeting room (bottom floor) on Monday, May 13, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. If you are available, please join us in celebrating with invitees, applicants, recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers, and not-so-recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers for a fun, informal evening with the Seattle Peace Corps community. This will be a light potluck event, so please bring an appetizer, dessert, non-alcoholic beverage, or light finger food to share. Email Seattle recruiter Matt Yoko-Young to RSVP for the event!
We are also seeking RPCV volunteers to staff approximately 6-8 country of service table spots to share information with attendees about your Peace Corps country of service during the first hour of the event. This will be an opportunity to share in an informal setting while attendees arrive and mingle. To sign up if you are interested, please email SEAPAX Board member Andrea Shelton.
Space is limited so please sign up early if you would like to staff a table. Note that we will be trying to represent as broad a spectrum of Peace Corps posts as is possible, so this will factor into the decision-making process. Andrea will confirm table space availability with you and provide you with additional info.
Thanks as always for your support and proud representation of Peace Corps here in Seattle!
Capitol Hill PrideFest on June 29
Peace Corps will have a booth at the Capitol Hill PrideFest event on June 29 and we are looking for RPCVs to volunteer throughout the day! The event goes from 12 - 9 PM and we are looking for 2-4 RPCVs to staff the booth at any given time throughout the afternoon and evening. Please email Seattle recruiter Matt Yoko-Young at with a time slot(s) that you are available, if you are interested in helping out that day!
SEAPAX Speaker's Bureau
We are still looking for volunteers to support the Third Goal by joining the Speaker’s Bureau!
The revitalized Speaker’s Bureau program is asking for RPCVs who are interested in telling their story. This is no-cost and low-commitment. We will do the work of matching you to a school, university, or community group to speak to and you just need to come with a small slideshow of pictures and stories to share. We will provide the resources you need to make that happen!
If interested, please sign up for the program here. Email if you have questions or comments!
Support the Documentary A Towering Task
Many of you have been aware of the ongoing production of the first feature documentary about the history of the Peace Corps. And now it is finally here! Soon it will be officially announced that A Towering Task will premiere in a gala event in DC on Sept. 22nd, and we want to be sure to have a Puget Sound premiere that can measure up!
We are looking for the perfect venue and one or more sponsors who will help us bring this urgent and important documentary to the Seattle area. We are asking all SEAPAX RPCVs to send us their ideas for a gala venue. In the next few months, the documentary is finishing production, and still looking for financial support from all of us, but we should start planning for a red carpet event. Let's make sure the story of the Peace Corps gets seen not just by our Peace Corps community, but by the whole Puget Sound community!
Please send all ideas to us and we will forward these to Alana DeJoseph, the film director.
Peace Corps Connect
Register now for June 20-22, 2019 at Peace Corps Connect 2019: Innovation for Good. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current and former staff, applicants, invitees, and friends of the Peace Corps from across the country will gather in Austin, TX to connect at the intersection of creativity and impact.