Support Us

Thank you for your interest to support the Desert Doves! The Desert Doves raise funds for Peace Corps Partnership Projects and organizations in Southern Arizona through a variety of fundraising and volunteer events. For more information on how these funds are spent, please refer to our Projects Funded page.Here are a ways you can support our efforts:

  • Become a member: Annual membership dues go directly to our general fund to support work and community projects. More information here.

  • Donate via Amazon Smile: Half a percent (0.5%) of your purchases can be put toward a charitable organization of your choice, including the Desert Doves! Purchasing through Amazon Smile is exactly the same as purchasing through Amazon. Visit, click 'Get Started,' search for 'Returned Peace Corps Vols of Southern AZ,' click finish, and you're set - purchases then made through Amazon Smile will benefit our group. See a tutorial here.

  • Purchase a Returned Peace Corps Volunteers International Calendar: These calendars are produced annually by the RPCV group in Madison, WI and feature beautiful photos of countries where Volunteers have served around the world. Visit and use the code PC4DDoves to designate the Desert Doves as your recipient RPCV group. This code ensures that we receive a portion of the sales, which go into our general fund for future grants and scholarships.

  • Volunteer at the 4th Avenue Street Fair: The Desert Doves seek community-minded volunteers to help at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair supported by the 4th Avenue Merchants Association each spring and winter. These events are our biggest fundraisers throughout the year. Volunteers staff the vendor courtesy carts distributing snacks and water to the artists and vendors.

  • Provide a monetary or in-kind donation, or partner with us on a fundraising opportunity: Contact us for more info:

Picture: Courtesy of Madison, WI RPCVs ​