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: Shante Garner

Property: Chesley Mutual

Why did you chose to volunteer with Eden Housing? I chose to volunteer with Eden Housing because there is a lot of fun things to do here like watch movies in the middle, work on the computer, become part of a reading group, and because we have a lot of fun things to do, I like to be a part of it.

What have you done as a volunteer?  Please describe your role and what you have worked on. When Eden Housing held their National Night Out, I helped with the kid’s games and activities, I helped serve pizza, and I also helped make cotton candy for the whole apartment.

What have you learned through your volunteer experience?  Have there been any surprises? I learned it’s always a pleasure to help others, and you gain experience when you volunteer places.

What do you like best about volunteering with Eden Housing? What I like best about volunteering with Eden Housing is dealing with the kids here and seeing the looks on their faces.

Are there any tips that you would share for someone else who is considering volunteering? Don't take it personal, you are volunteering to help someone out.

Tell us something we may not know about you. Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life? When I’m home I also braid hair I do a lot of braided hairstyles for all nationalities. I love church, my kids and I are very involved in church, I sing in the choir, my kids sing in the choir also, and they are on the Usher Board.  Where I work at which is a prison, my nick name on the yard is Giggles.

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


Past Volunteers of the Month:

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) 247-8138

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