Community Volunteers

How does the community contribute to our work?

We benefit from others' voices and knowledge about the county. We recruit potential volunteers from our various networks.

We offer community members who live or work in Montgomery County the opportunity to volunteer with the foundation for a year. Volunteers participate in meetings and strategic discussions with our staff, board and committees.

Current Community Volunteers

Foundation Community Volunteers were asked a few questions about their experience in serving as a volunteer and what they appreciate about Montgomery County. Snippets of their answers are below. Click on each volunteer's name for additional professional information.

Headshot of a smiling Caucasian man in a brown jacket and light colored shirt.Tom Ells
What made you want to serve as a community volunteer?
"The HealthSpark mission initially peaked my interest and the impact they make through a very efficient model of collaboration."

Headshot of a smiling Caucasian woman in a patterned top.Amy Gianficaro
What’s best about living/working in Montgomery County?
"While there is a cohesiveness to the county, the thing I love most is the diversity of its people and landscapes. I like to dine in Ambler and hike along the Perkiomen trail; shop in King of Prussia but browse in Skippack. I am proud that my children have been raised in a community where different cultures and different languages coexist peacefully."

Headshot of an Indian man in a dark suit.Shams Huda
What about the foundation’s work most excites you?
"Its very thorough analysis of the data exhaustively gathered, seeking inputs from people of various backgrounds who know the community needs and play a significant, uplifting role."

Headshot of an Asian woman wearing glasses and a dark top.Grace Kim
What made you want to serve as a community volunteer?
"Willingness to share time and knowledge to a viable organization and also learn from a high quality management team leading such a reputable nonprofit foundation."

Headshot of a smiling Caucasian man in a dark suit and yellow patterned tie.Joseph O'Neill, Jr.
Why did you make Montgomery County your home?
"My wife and I were originally from the Philadelphia area and moved back in 1999 in connection with career opportunities. We specifically chose our community for the excellent school system for our children as well as proximity to Philadelphia and the benefits of living in an area which has so much to offer (arts, sports and culture)."

Headshot of a smiling Caucasian man in a red sweater.Guenter Wesch
What made you want to serve as a community volunteer?
"I enjoy serving the community."