Eden Volunteer of the Month - November 2017

Alannah Bonalos at Cranes Landing, Lodi

We are so proud of the volunteers who choose to give their time to our affordable communities and residents. You can read other stories about our volunteers at Meet Our Volunteers.  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: Alannah Bonalos

Property: Crane’s Landing

Why did you chose to volunteer with Eden Housing? I was looking for places to volunteer and came across Eden Housing's post for a volunteer Art Instructor. I thought it was a unique opportunity and I love encouraging people to make art.   

What have you done as a volunteer? Please describe your role and what you have worked on.

I'm an art instructor and plan my lessons with an easy approach that's accessible for students of all levels. I work with a wonderful group of ladies that explored various art techniques and mediums, including pastels, watercolors and acrylics.

What have you learned through your volunteer experience?  Have there been any surprises? I learn more about the creative process by watching my students approach a project with their unique perspective!

What do you like best about volunteering with Eden Housing? When my students take a technique, freely experiment and make it their own.

Are there any tips that you would share for someone else who is considering volunteering? Do it! It will be the highlight of your week!

Tell us something we may not know about you. Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life? I am a polyglot, I love languages! I speak Spanish, German, Swedish and Polish and am currently learning, Korean, Japanese and Russian.


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


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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