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: Nelson Palacios

Why did you chose to volunteer with Eden Housing? I've always wanted to work in an office setting which includes some computer work and this site has both. This is pretty ideal for me to gain skills.

Which site do you volunteer at? Tennyson Gardens in Hayward.

What have you done as a volunteer?  Please describe your role and any projects you have worked on. I've organized paperwork that is miles high; posted flyers in each residence; assisted the maintenance supervisor with painting and some maintenance issues; getting some vacant units ready for next renters; fed info into computer files and printed out residences' information for labeling files.

What have you learned through your volunteer experience?  Have there been any surprises? I've learned the importance of having a good rapport with my supervisor - building trust. I also learned that there's so much paper that continue to pile up! I don't know what we would do if it wasn't for the computer!  Communication among colleagues is so important. I always need to communicate in an ongoing basis.

The nice surprise for me recently was that the office decided to take us out to Applebee's for lunch. That was a nice gesture and I really appreciate that.

What do you like best about volunteering with Eden Housing? I like the Tennyson Garden staff and people the most. They're great to work with!

Tell us something we may not know about you. Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life? I was born in Bogota, Columbia and moved to USA when I was 14. Oh also I love to cheer! I'm on the cheerleader team. :)


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


Past Volunteers of the Month:


Laura Mercy - March 2017 Jean McGranahan - November 2016
Tennyson Gardens, Hayward, CA Monteverde Senior Apartments, Orinda, 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) 247-8138

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