Meet Our Volunteers

Eden's Superstar Volunteers

We are so proud of the volunteers who choose to give their time to our affordable communities and residents. If you're interested in volunteering with Eden, please go to Volunteer with Eden Housing.

Below is Eden Housing's Volunteer of the Month

Name: Alexandra Welch                
 
Properties: The Altenheim, Hana Gardens, Estabrook Place, and Miraflores
 
Why did you choose to volunteer with Eden Housing? Eden Housing is such a bright community and I wanted to be a part of it. Eden has a great focus on building community and Starbucks’ mission aligns with that focus. It fills a need in the community and we are always looking for a way to help and do more.  
 
What have you done as a volunteer? Please describe your role and what you have worked on. I have been coordinating volunteer events with and for my peers at Starbucks in partnership with the staff at Eden Housing since 2018. Starbucks volunteers contribute to seasonal parties by bringing coffee and pastries and a craft for residents. We always enjoy interacting with the residents.
 
What have you learned through your volunteer experience?  It may not be something I learned, but something that was reaffirmed was how communal coffee can be. It really is something that warms the soul and brings people together. Have there been any suprises? Always bring a decaf option.
 
What do you like the best about volunteering with Eden Housing? I love how detailed and thoughtful the staff at Eden are when planning these parties; not only for us, but for the residents. There is a lot of thought that goes into these events from the beginning stages of planning to the end when they get try to get photos of each resident at the end of the party. 
 
Are there any tips that you would share for someone else who is considering volunteering? A tip I have is to always try to engage those close to you to build a team, because this cannot be done alone. My team is loving and kind, and we would not have been able to be so successful in planning these events with Eden Housing without the support from my peers at Starbucks.
 
Tell us something we may not know about you.  Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life?  I have been practicing Bikram (hot) yoga for the last 6 years now. I have a naturally flexible spine, so yoga has challenged me to enhance that flexibility and excel in backbends, specifically. Also, I love to travel-especially to Europe.

 

If you're interested in volunteering with Eden, please go to Volunteer with Eden Housing.

Click to register for an upcoming Volunteer Orientation

Past Volunteers of the Month:

                                
Pearline Jessie - December 2019                Catherine Lee - November 2019  
The Altenheim, Oakland                               Stoney Creek, Livermore
 

                                             

Mark Grovhough- October 2019                      Zohra Urozgani - September 2019  

Eden Financial Savers                                             Owl's Landing, Livermore
 

                                                  

Jonathan Carey - August 2019                                      Gayle Nygaard - July 2019

 Eden Financial Savers                                            Wexford Way, Dublin

 
Junghwa An - June 2019 Diane Feingersh - May 2019
Belle Terre, Lafayette Eden Issei Terrace, Hayward
Sana Ansari - April 2019 Stephanie Noel - March 2019
Owl's Landing, Livermore Vandenburgh Villa, Livermore
Leonardo Leal - February 2019 Susan Schroeder - January 2019
801 Alma, Palo Alto The Altenheim, Oakland
 
Michael Beamer - December 2018 Kim Doan-Lum - November 2018
West Rivertown, Antioch Wexford Way, Dublin
 
Saniya Shah - October 2018 Neha Kar - September 2018
Wicklow Square, Dublin Cambrian Center & Casa De Los Amigos, San Jose
 
Ankita Nayak - August 2018 Jeff Loehr - July 2018
Wexford Way, Dublin Monteverde, Orinda and Belle Terre, Lafayette
Alison Shirey - June 2018 Shante Garner - May 2018
Multiple Sites Chesley Mutual, Richmond
Kaavya Shanmugam - April 2018 Thomas Ho - March 2018
Carlow Court, Dublin Vandenburgh Villa, Livermore
Joanne Ikeda - February 2018 Juanita Miteff - January 2018
Eden Lodge, San Leandro Belle Terre, Lafayette
Alannah Bonalos- November 2017 Roy Lin - December 2017
Cranes Landing, Lodi Carlow Court, Dublin
Maggie Fukuda - October 2017 Jessica Cao - September 2017
Hayward Senior Apartments, Hayward Eden Palms, San Jose
 
Prakash Narasimhalu - August 2017 Josh Roth - July 2017
Financial Opportunity Corps Warner Creek, Novato, CA
Surendra Yadav - June 2017 Delleen LeVeau - May 2017
Financial Opportunity Corps Monteverde, Orinda, CA

Nelson Palacios - April 2017 Laura Mercy - March 2017
Tennyson Gardens, Hayward, CA Tennyson Gardens, Hayward, CA
Marcia Leitner - February 2017 Monique Chancellor - January 2017
The Altenheim, Oakland, CA Ashland Village, San Leandro, CA
Anshuman Chakravorty - December 2016 Jean McGranahan - November 2016
Eden Lodge, San Leandro, CA Monteverde Senior Apartments, Orinda, CA
 

 

For more information on how to become a volunteer or to attend a volunteer orientation, please email Alyssa.Santos@edenhousing.org or call 510.697.3561

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