Volunteer Spotlight: Donna Lindsay, CCSM

By any measure, Donna Lindsay is a volunteer extraordinaire! Donna has dedicated her time to volunteering since Home & Hope’s inception in 2001. In June 2010, Donna and her husband became members of the Congregational Church of San Mateo, and in 2014 she took on the role of Volunteer Coordinator. Donna truly understands the value of volunteer work: at the end of each hosting week, … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Donna Lindsay, CCSM

Staff Spotlight: Aliyah Shelton

ADRIANA: What is your favorite part of the job? ALIYAH: My favorite part of working for Home & Hope is feeling like I am contributing to something important. I have had many empty jobs, and jobs that I felt were not doing anything to actually help anyone before I came here. What is something you find challenging in your position? The thing I find the most challenging … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Aliyah Shelton

Volunteer Spotlight: Olivia Mcaa

Meet Olivia, one of our newest Home & Hope volunteers! Read on for her interview with Aliyah, one of our Program Assistants. ALIYAH: What congregation are you affiliated with? OLIVIA: Unitarian Universalists in San Mateo. How do you stay involved with Home & Hope? This is actually my first time [volunteering] with Home & Hope. Welcome! What are your favorite tasks so far? Cooking, making placemats, and … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Olivia Mcaa

Staff Spotlight: Adriana Cicciarelli

Meet Adriana, one of our Program Assistants! Adriana joined the Home & Hope team in November 2016. A recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Sociology and minor in Education, Adriana enjoys learning from others and, as a result, building strong relationships. Her favorite part of working at Home & Hope is hanging out with families and volunteers at the congregations. Adriana loves … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Adriana Cicciarelli

Volunteer Spotlight: Kris Brooks

Kris, one of our long-time volunteers, is a coordinator at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Mateo. She works with her husband, Jerry Brooks, and Helena Drummler, to coordinate volunteers for their hosting week. From playing basketball with families to keeping the living spaces orderly, we thank this coordinator team for all that they do! ________________________________________________________________ ALIYAH: How do you stay involved with Home & Hope? KRIS: … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Kris Brooks

Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara & Leroy Padilla

Meet Barbara and Leroy Padilla, two of three coordinators at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in San Carlos. Their selflessness and care for other shines through in their interactions with our guest families. Thank you for your continued support over the years! For our second Volunteer Spotlight, staff members Aliyah and Adriana conducted a joint interview with Barbara:   ALIYAH: How did you start volunteering? BARBARA: I … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara & Leroy Padilla