30+ year EHP volunteer Janet Refvem
Janet has worked in a variety of areas during her 30 plus years as a volunteer at EHP. Her dedication, dependability and generosity have created a legacy that will forever be a part of the organization. As a volunteer in the Community Closet, Janet expertly handles the care and distribution of baby items. Janet’s enthusiasm and initiative as a volunteer is commendable. She is meticulous and ensures everyone she serves receives quality items, and a caring attitude. Janet has played a significant role in the evolution of the Community Closet and how EHP serves those in need. Janet’s volunteer spirit helps the organization. Those who are served speak of the wonderful items they receive from the Community Closet and tell of Janet’s care and respectful attitude. This grassroot publicity enhances our standing within the community, and beyond, which impacts our donor giving, and the overall success of the organization.
First year EHP volunteer Val Perkins
In her first year of service at EHP, Val serves a major role in assisting individuals and families with the selection of clothing. She listens to their needs and tactfully suggests appropriate garments. She is calm, engaging and respectful; maintaining the confidentiality of all she serves. Val is pro-active; she tackles the tasks at hand and beyond, volunteering wherever needed. She is dependable, organized, creative, and an excellent Team Builder. Val has great people and communications skills that are effective in serving a diverse community. She is kind and generous with her time and resources. Val is a great addition to our volunteer team. Volunteering at EHP helps the community as many of those served also live in the community. Val frees the staff person assigned to her area to do other tasks, knowing that families and individuals will be taken care of with the respect, confidentiality, and professionalism that are trademarks of EHP.
EHP congratulates two exceptional volunteers recognized as "Volunteer Gems" by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara Counties!
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