Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer with citizenship now

Each month we will highlight one of our outstanding volunteers. Below you will find the current Volunteer of the Month as well as a list of volunteers who we have profiled in the past. Click on the photos to read more about them.



Elizabeth Burgos Elizabeth Burgos: Volunteer Corps Member

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you or a family member have a personal immigration story?
"I am proud of my heritage. My parents immigrated here from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to provide the future generations of my family with a better life. Now I do all that I can to help immigrants improve their lives while still insuring that future generations are raised with strong Latin roots."

In which borough do you most prefer to volunteer? And why?
"I like volunteering in the Bronx, because I love working in my community. I know the struggle, so it is an honor to help my people."

Why do you volunteer with the NYC/CUNY Citizenship Now! Volunteer Corps?
"I volunteer to benefit those who don't have a helping hand or a person to turn to for assistance. I want to be their advocate. I thank Soanny Sanchez for introducing me to this program where I can make a difference."

What do you enjoy most at our events?
"I love seeing volunteers try to improve the lives of the participants, even when it means bridging a language gap."

In what way(s) has volunteering with Citizenship Now! impacted you personally?
"This experience has made me understand and care more about the immigrants trying to become citizens. It has also made me appreciate my citizenship that much more."

What does community mean for you?
"Community is a group of families working as one to better the life of everyone."

What is your favorite section of the volunteer newsletter “Citizenship Now! Monthly” and/or volunteer website?
"I enjoy reading the volunteer stories because I can relate to them. I love knowing that we are here, we are heard and we are important."

Volunteer Profiles

Luis Velez

Luis Velez
January 2015

Ana Ronzel

Ana Ronzel
December 2014

Xiomara and Lucy

Xiomara Mena and Lucy Cristancho
November 2014

Luc Raymond

Luc Raymond
October 2014

Noreen Noel

Noreen Noel
September 2014

Roman Yushuva

Roman Yushuva
August 2014

James Howard

James Howard
July 2014

Kathleen Tonkovich

Kathleen Tonkovich
June 2014

Olu Ajayi

Olu Ajayi
May 2014

Geovanni Gutierrez

Geovanni Gutierrez 
March 2014

Sonia Mills

Sonia Mills 
February 2014

Ann Marie McNamee

Ann Marie McNamee 
January 2014

2013 Volunteer Profiles >>

Shaunee Morgan

Shaunee Morgan
December 2013

Rafael Tassy

Rafael Tassy
November 2013

Camissa Celestin

Camissa Celestin
October 2013

Melina Lito

Melina Lito
September 2013

Angela Cooper

Angela Cooper
August 2013

Aydee Joya

Aydee Joya
July 2013

Sanya Paul

Sanya Paul
June 2013

Sainslot Belizaire

Sainslot Belizaire
May 2013

Bosondo Braun

Bosondo Braun
April 2013

Tomas Escotto

Tomas Escotto
March 2013

Jesus Guzman

Jesus Guzman
February 2013

Nubia Espana

Nubia Espana
January 2013

2012 Volunteer Profiles >>

Fanny Lauby

Fanny Lauby
December 2012

Celeste Tejeda

Celeste Tejeda
November 2012

Dea Shkupi

Dea Shkupi
October 2012

Darrion Maye

Darrion Maye
September 2012

Ana Davila

Ana Davila
August 2012

Camilo Aparicio

Camilo Aparicio
July 2012

Yiu Fai Chu

Yiu Fai Chu
June 2012

Lyson Bazile

Lyson Bazile
May 2012

Elizabeth Aviles

Elizabeth Aviles
April 2012

Diana Arreaga

Diana Arreaga
March 2012

Carla Rabinowitz

Carla Rabinowitz
February 2012

Johanna Bonny

Johanna Bonny
January 2012

2011 Volunteer Profiles >>

Karin Wolman

Karin Wolman
December 2011

Mimo

Mimo Boulefrekh
November 2011

Karl Gluck

Karl Gluck
October 2011

Bashkim Musabelliu

Bashkim Musabelliu
September 2011

Mabel Bajer

Mabel Bejar
August 2011
Currently Staff Member at Citizenship Now!

Thomas Marsh

Thomas Marsh
July 2011

Cezanne Jones

Cezanne Lyte
June 2011

venus

Venus Bernudez
May 2011

jorge

Jorge Rodriguez
April 2011