Meet a Volunteer — Getting Involved in Alexandria
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Meet a Volunteer — Getting Involved in Alexandria

Spring for Alexandria Community Service Day, May 12. This year, we will work on school gardens, help the city repainting fire hydrants, get the gardens and decks ready for adult club houses and transitional housing, and much more. It’s not too late. Interested in volunteering? Visit ww.VolunteerAlexa....

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Joseph Regotti

Meet Joseph Regotti, an employee of the Alexandria Gang Prevention Community Task Force. Joe and his team have been participating in the Community Service day for numerous years.

Joe, why do you volunteer?

Good cause in order to keep kids out of trouble.

What is your favorite volunteer experience?

My favorite volunteer experience is when I volunteer at gang prevention soccer tournaments where we coach the kids. This gives me great satisfaction.

What was one time you knew you made a difference?

I know I make a difference every time I volunteer at a soccer tournament. After the tournament, the kids would speak about their experience participating in the game and opening up about their lives.

How old were you when you started volunteering? 28

And Merikokeb Wondafrash, an employee of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, who has volunteered in the Spring for Alexandria Community Service Day for several years now.

Merikokeb, why do you volunteer?

Because I live in Alexandria and love to give back to the community. I like to contribute to a green Alexandria, and to help clean the city.

What is your favorite volunteer experience?

One time we went to a senior’s apartment complex in Old Town Alexandria and helped paint their common area. I liked it because I was helping to improve their living conditions.

What was one time you knew you made a difference?

Every time I volunteer

How old were you when you started volunteering? 40