Saffron Patel is a 11th grader at the Buckingham Browne and Nichols school in Cambridge. She loves STEM, photography, and is passionate about volunteering in her community.
Shreya is an incoming freshman at Washington University in St. Louis. She is interested in entrepreneurship and serving her community.
My name is Alissa and I’m a volunteer coordinator from Cerritos in Southern California. I love to sing while playing the guitar, ukulele or accordion. I go Israeli folk dancing, which I have done for over 40 years. I recently retired from teaching students with special needs and started to crochet. I enjoy making items for my one year old granddaughter Noa and spending time with her.
My name is Tim and I am a volunteer at LAI. I live in a high-rise building in downtown Brooklyn NY, with my cat Oscar. I am retired from the airline and travel business and have visited 158 countries.
Hi, I'm Lois, a volunteer coordinator from one of the New England states. My professional career primarily was dedicated to helping nonprofits promote themselves, so it should come as no surprise that I now spend so much time volunteering! A fun fact about me is that my work took me to many, major U.S. cities, as well as abroad. I am fortunate to have had such opportunities to travel at a time when it was much easier to do so!
My name is Ellen and I'm a retired occupational therapist. I moved to Denver from NYC 12 years ago and my east coast accent still amuses the locals. I enjoy reading, crossword puzzles, swimming, old movies, anything animal-related and volunteering in my pajamas! I volunteer/send correspondence for one national and two local non-profits besides LAI...sometimes I feel like I'm single-handedly trying to save the U.S. Postal Service! I look forward to meeting more of our fantastic volunteers in my new role!