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HandsOn Volunteer Leaders

Sara Kenney
Leader Since 2017
Project: Donation Station
Community Partner: YWCA of Richmond

I volunteer because I think the world could use more kindness, compassion, and love. One of my favorite quotes is "We rise by lifting others" by Robert Ingersoll. Everyone benefits from a helpful and giving heart, including the person offering the help!

Zach Hanson
Leader Since 2017
Project: Cornerstone Community Farm
Community Partner: Community Food Collaborative

I volunteer because I want to work with others to help my community become a better place to live for everyone. Volunteering also gives me valuable life experience, such as the chance to interact with people from different walks of life and the ability to see life from another's perspective.


Aaron Paula Thompson
Leader Since 2017
Project: Making History: Transcribe
Community Partner: Library of Virginia

It's important to me to give back to my community! I also like meeting like-minded people who have similar interests.


Lauren Leggett
Leader since 2016
Project: Meal Crew
Community Partner: The Doorways

I volunteer because I love to see what energetic and engaged people can do for a community.



Karen Mitchell
Leader since 2016
Project: Kid Activities
Community Partner: Housing Families First

I volunteer because I have a heart to serve others and make a difference.


Kathleen Medaries 
Leader since 2016
Project: Meal Crew
Community Partner: The Doorways

I volunteer because love in action is meeting the most fundamental needs of another human being. Volunteering our time to do just this is time best spent.


Janet Ismail 
Leader since 2015
Project: Kid Activities
Community Partner: Housing Families First


Zi Huang 
Leader since 2015
Project: Food Pantry Couriers
Community Partner: Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services

I volunteer to connect with others and engage as an active community member. I always find myself among friends when I volunteer.



Hannah Updike 
Leader since 2014
Project: RVA's Urban Farm
Community Partner: Tricycle Gardens

I volunteer in order to give back to a community that has done so much for me, and also because it's fun!



Suzi Richardson 
Leader since 2014
Project: Kid Activities
Community Partner: Housing Families First

I volunteer for the opportunity to make someone's day a little brighter! 
 


Kate Bullard 

Leader since 2013
Project: Birthdays for Residents
Community Partner: SupportOne

I volunteer to help others, meet new people, promote positivity and good health. I go nuts when I'm not busy!

 
Quillia Brooks 
Leader since 2013
Project: Making History: Transcribe
Community Partner: Library of Virginia

I volunteer to make a difference in someone's life; to increase my leadership skills and to have fun while helping others.



Donna Sneed 
Leader since 2013
Project: Activities with Residents
Community Partner: SupportOne

I volunteer because I love to give back and enjoy utilizing my time to help the community and meet new people.