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: Pearline Jessie                   
Property: The Altenheim
Why did you choose to volunteer with Eden Housing? I love helping people and I love giving back, especially to my community. Volunteering makes me happy and being able to assist the staff and my friends and neighbors makes it even better.   
What have you done as a volunteer? Please describe your role and what you have worked on. As an Altenheim resident, I have helped in the kitchen with the meal program. I have also helped distribute food from the food bank when it arrives. During some of our weekly or monthly events such as Coffee Break, I’ve helped serve food to my friends and neighbors. I also like to assist in the art class whenever possible. I'm a volunteer of all trades! People will tell you, whatever any residents or staff needs help with, I’m (Pearline’s) always happy to help!
What have you learned through your volunteer experience?  I’ve learned a lot about people and different cultures. There are so many different cultures living here at The Altenheim and I enjoy getting to know my neighbors. Have there been any surprises? To be honest, there haven't been any surprises, just a lot of fun and great memories- with more to come!
What do you like the best about volunteering with Eden Housing? Eden Housing does so many wonderful things for their residents. We have great parties celebrating a holiday or having an event. We recently had Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff come for a Town Hall! It’s always nice to volunteer and give back as a thank you to the staff and my neighbors when I can. I want to make my home, my neighborhood a better place any way I can.   
Are there any tips that you would share for someone else who is considering volunteering? I think the smartest tip for new or veteran volunteers is to be humble and to be patient with one another.  
Tell us something we may not know about you.  Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life? I love to garden. We have a lovely garden space here at The Altenheim that many residents enjoy. I love learning new things and I enjoy being around great people.  

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

Past Volunteers of the Month:

Catherine Lee - November 2019  

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 or call 510.697.3561

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