Mission Statement: The PV Volunteers are an ecumenical community of diverse individuals. By providing a service experience in a variety of settings, we respond to human need, form relationships and encourage change and growth both in ourselves and with those we serve.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WEB Lends a Hand

WEB, Womens Empowerment Brooklyn, the young womens group the PVs started 11 years ago is still going strong. One besides providing a safe place to talk about life's triumphs and struggles, the young ladies have always tried to engage in their community with service. Whether it is helping with the PVs Peace Camp or serving meals at a local soup kitchen, they have had a positive impact in their community.

A few weeks ago a call for help was made for a few extra hands to unload a tractor trailer full of 1,000 turkeys and canned good to be distributed in the community just in time for Thanksgiving. Members of WEB as well as a young gentleman who was one of our original junior counselors for PEACE camp worked alongside 30 others to unload the truck in record time. We are so proud of all of you! You are an example to us all to give back to our own neighborhoods.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PVs Participate in Gratitude Tuesday

PVs took to their social media accounts yesterday on Giving Tuesday, and took part in the "unselfie" movement to promote how they give back, specifically as PVs. Using pictures, posts and tweets the work of the PVs was spread throughout the land. Thanks to all who helped!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


On this GivingTuesday, we want to thank and recognize the many wonderful people who call themselves PVs. Being a PV means you are part of something bigger than yourself. You have deliberately chosen to be part of a community, living simply, being of service in whatever way you can- always with an open heart and a listening ear, and reflecting on these experiences and figuring out ways to bring these experiences home with you. Thank you to the hundreds of people who are part of the PV family. Your generosity and compassion is an example and inspiration to all!

Some smiling faces of our wonderful volunteers during service in West Virginia, Brooklyn, Seattle and Aurora:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
Eileen Caddy

In this season of Thanksgiving, we wanted all who are a part of the PV family. Your generosity, your willingness to reach out and be a presence in the lives of others is an example to all. Thank you for all that you have given to the PVs, whether it be your time, your prayers or financial contributions. All are appreciated and much needed. You have helped us grow and expand, and have certainly brought joy and laughter into our lives.

Our best to you and your family this Thanksgiving.

In gratitude,
Jill and Jenny

Monday, November 3, 2014

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament to Benefit the PVs

PV, John Paul Duphiney, is holding his annual Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament to benefit the PV Volunteers. If you are in the area, come and join in on the fun! Below are the details that John Paul put on Facebook about the event. If you have any questions you can contact him at johnpaulduphiney@gmail.com.

Saturday Nov. 29th at 4pm
Miami Mike’s Sports Zone – East Hanover, NJ

Mark your calendars!!! This is the 4th year we are doing it & I can't thank enough the people that donated & played in the tourney last year! Your generosity is truly appreciated as we raised $2,500! Last summer's program was a success!

$100 buy in – 40% of total prize pool goes directly to the PV’s – 60% goes to winners of tournament. Payouts will be determined by how many people are in the tournament. It's at Miami Mike's with a room directly attached to the sports zone. So there will TV's & the lounge/bar literally right there.

Even if you can't/don't want to participate, we are accepting donations.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2014 PV Reunion Evaluation Weekend

This past weekend, 30 PVs gathered in Lavallette, NJ to reconnect and share ideas of how to make the PV program better than ever. There were lively discussions, wonderful ideas and refreshed excitement about the program. Thank you to all who attended, and to Fina and William for hosting the weekend gathering! Below is a short slideshow video of pictures capturing the weekend. Enjoy!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Mini PV Reunion in North Jersey

This past weekend there was a mini impromptu reunion of PVs in Clark, NJ. It is always a great time when PVs are able to connect during the year. Both young and not quite as young gathered together and enjoyed what looks to be an awesome cake!

If this reunion makes you long for time with your PV family, remember the official PV Evaluaiton/Reunion Weekend will be taking place October 10-12 in Lavallette, NJ. If you are planning on coming, please RSVP by October 1st. We would love to see you there!