Celebrating Volunteer Week: Veronica Mendez

Veronica Mendez joined the HIAS Pennsylvania team three months ago as an administrative volunteer when she and her husband moved to Philadelphia from Mexico City for his job. Veronica was dedicated to being active in the community, wanting to help people in any way she was able. She began volunteering at HIAS PA, working closely with administrative assistant Michelle Zarate, answering phones, sending mail, talking to clients, and making sure the HIAS PA staff have what they need to do their work to the best of their ability.

Veronica is very happy to help in her new community and work with "the great people of HIAS Pennsylvania" and hopes to continue to offer her time and volunteer further in Philadelphia in the future. We are so glad to have Veronica and all of the great volunteers that allow HIAS Pennsylvania to "welcome the stranger" and to provide services to refugees and immigrants in the region.