Volunteering

To Volunteer Is To Put Your Own Life into Perspective To Volunteer Is To Put Your Own Life into Perspective

Rozzie O., Volunteer Advocate Two years ago, my youngest child turned five and became much more independent and, frankly, safe around stairs, outlets, grapes and hot dogs, not to mention her new found ability to proudly swing on the swing set without needing a push. I could see the promise of time to do things that […]


Boomerang Boomerang

Volunteering at Alexandra House has come back to me in surprising ways. Mandy M., Volunteer Advocate We all have them.  Things to cross of our lists.  Places to go, things to do, projects to start.  Even though I choose to do a lot in community, there is always that one organization that lingers on my […]


"This Place Makes Me Feel Humble" "This Place Makes Me Feel Humble"

Mamta Saraf has been a volunteer at Alexandra House for nearly a decade and in that time she has learned a lot. Volunteering at Alexandra House has given her a glimpse into the struggles of her neighbors and other community members. To her, working with clients who are persevering and gaining strength despite the traumas […]


Healing, Helping, and Hope for the Future Healing, Helping, and Hope for the Future

Seven years ago, Emily and her family received shocking news – her aunt’s body had been found in the woods near her home. As they received more information from the investigation they discovered that her death wasn’t accidental. She was murdered by her boyfriend of ten years and had endured domestic violence in silence for […]


Feeding an Appetite for Volunteering Feeding an Appetite for Volunteering

Each month, Jeff Bieniek spends about ten hours at Alexandra House sharing his passion for cooking and love of feeding the body and spirit with shelter residents. As a professional chef and kitchen manager, Jeff is busy day in and day out, feeding the employees of BAE Systems in the corporate cafeteria where he hopes […]