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: Anais Broer-Burton              
 
Properties:  Eden Savers, Faith Manor
 
Why did you choose to volunteer with Eden Housing?  I have always enjoyed volunteering and was excited at the fact I could volunteer in a way that enhanced my overall work experience.
 
What have you done as a volunteer? Please describe your role and what you have worked on. I am currently a Financial Coach with the Eden Savers Program. I work with one of Eden’s residents with the goal of helping them expand their financial literacy while helping them gain knowlege and confidence for long term financial stability. Aside from being a Finacial Coach, I have been on the Scholarship and National Night Out (NNO) Committees and volunteered at NNO events at various properties. I always try to volunteer at any ribbon cutting, groundbreaking, or maintenance appreciation event, as well.  I enjoy having the chance to interact with residents and site staff. I am thankful to have worn many volunteer hats during my 2+ years at Eden. 
 
What have you learned through your volunteer experience?  I have learned what community means and what it looks like. I have lived in apartments most of my life and never knew my neighbors, never had events that gave me the chance to interact with my community. It’s refreshing to see in a time where the norm has become to not know your neighbors.
 
What do you like the best about volunteering with Eden Housing? I must say I have a soft spot for seniors; you can really tell they enjoy and appreciate the events because they always share their gratitude with you which is a very rewarding feeling.  Additionally, most of my communication with site staff is through email so it’s nice to meet them in person, interact with their residents and have a chance to visit their properties.
 
Are there any tips that you would share for someone else who is considering volunteering? I really encourage my fellow colleagues to take the time to volunteer at 1 Eden event this year. I understand we are all very busy, but I think it’s a great opportunity to be reminded of why we work so hard. 
 
Tell us something we may not know about you.  Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life?  I love to coupon! You may have seen Extreme Couponing on TLC. I’m not THAT extreme, but I do have a mini stockpile in my garage! I love to get things at a deep discount or even better, for free.

 

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:

 

 

                                                  

      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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