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: RoAnn Kujacich               
 
Properties:  Owl's Landing, Stoney Creek, Vandenburgh Villa
 
Why did you choose to volunteer with Eden Housing? I believe in building community and I see Eden Housing as a place that strives to bring people from all walks of life together. I especially have a heart for immigrant families who are trying to put down roots in a new country. It is not easy, especially with the high cost of living here in the Bay Area, but they are working hard to build a better life for themselves, and I applaud them for that.
 
What have you done as a volunteer? Please describe your role and what you have worked on. It has been a privilege serving in Eden's Extended Learning Program (ELP) at Owl's Landing in Livermore. I have tutored the children in the after-school program helping them with homework, Eden's reading program, and arts and crafts.  Additionally, I have assisted with quarterly events for families and seniors at other properties in Livermore. 
 
What have you learned through your volunteer experience?  I have enjoyed getting to know the parents of the children in ELP. I feel that we have a common bond; we all want the best for the children, and we are working together to provide them with the resources they need to succeed.
 
What do you like the best about volunteering with Eden Housing? I love the variety of ages that I interact with from toddlers all the way to seniors. Each group has something unique and special to share!
 
Are there any tips that you would share for someone else who is considering volunteering? It may take time to feel comfortable and you may wonder, "Where do I start?"  Don't worry about what you should be doing, but just try to get to know the people.  Sit down next to them and listen to their stories.  You may find you have a lot in common!  
 
Tell us something we may not know about you.  Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life?  I am a former ESL teacher and would love to help English learners.

 

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
 

Starbucks, Multiple sites

                                
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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