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: Neha Kar

Property: Cambrian Center and Casa De Los Amigos, San Jose

Why did you chose to volunteer with Eden Housing? Public Health Nutrition has always been a subject I have enjoyed studying and practicing. Residents are vulnerable (due to various health reasons) as well as very enthusiastic and interested in leading a healthy life. My initial interaction with the Eden Housing team gave me the understanding, that by sharing my core nutritional fundamentals, I can make a big difference in their health and improve their quality of life. 

What have you done as a volunteer?  Please describe your role and what you have worked on. I work as a Nutrition educator at 2 facilities in the San Jose area since May 2018. I educate residents about healthy dietary choices, demonstrate quick nutritious recipes and share my insight regarding food safety in the kitchen. I lead a session every month (in both the facilities) which involves active discussions with the adult participants regarding common health/food safety issues and prepare few nutritious recipes for tasting.

What have you learned through your volunteer experience?  Have there been any surprises? Being new to the country, this experience helps me to understand the nutritional habits and common health issues the American population is suffering from. 

What do you like best about volunteering with Eden Housing? The services and volunteer management team is organized and committed towards helping the residents. I really look forward to the sessions and my interactions with the residents at both the facilities.

Are there any tips that you would share for someone else who is considering volunteering? I would like to encourage volunteers to spare some time and interact with the residents casually (apart from volunteering hours). This will help you to better understand their issues and build a strong bond with them as well as the staff.

Tell us something we may not know about you. Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life? I love ice skating. Every Christmas I plan a visit to the east coast to enjoy outdoor ice skating.

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

 

Past Volunteers of the Month:

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 Leah.Cerri@edenhousing.org or call (510) 247-8138

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