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: Kalenga Pembamoto             
 
Properties:  Wheeler Manor; Eden Staff Volunteer
 
Where and why did you choose to volunteer with Eden Housing? I was lucky enough to be able to set aside some time to volunteer at Wheelor Manor in Gilroy after Eden's Resident Services Team reached out for support. I already volunteer at a food bank outside of work, and providing community members with their basica nutritional needs is very important to me.
 
What have you done as a volunteer? Please describe your role and what you have worked on. As a staff volunteer, I was partnered with other volunteers to distribute food to the residents at Wheeler Manor.
 
What have you learned through your volunteer experience?  I learned that there are people out there with higher risks than me, who are still willing to volunteer and provide others with basic needs. Even with all the negative energy (fear, anxiety, uncertainty, stress) out in the world, we can still come together as community members and help each other out.
 
Are there any tips that you would share for someone else who is considering volunteering?  I would encourage others to focus on the WHY. Personally, I did struggle a bit with whether or not to volunteer (assessing the risks of exposure, for example) but then I remembered there are other people who had made the choice to volunteer, and my WHY was to commit to a very important value of mine – that in order for people to do great things, the basic needs must be met first. Every person’s WHY is different, but if you hold true to that, you can make the best decision for you, every time.
 
Tell us something we may not know about you.  Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life?  I speak Romanian! Lol. No seriously….Eu verbesc Limba Romana!

 

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

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Past Volunteers of the Month:

 

                                                   

               Anais Broer-Burton - March 2020                                 Jay Christian - April 2020

Eden Savers - Faith Manor                             Bank of the West-Multiple Sites
 
 

                                       

      Alexandra Welch - January 2020                                RoAnn Kujacich - February 2020
   

           Starbucks, Multiple sites                                          Multiple Sites, Tri-Valley

   
                                
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 

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