Volunteer Spotlight: Josh Bohannon

Kerry Reifel Mentor, Volunteer Stories

All-Star Mentor that Consistently Shows Up for Covey Youth At Covenant House Alaska, our dedicated volunteers are the heart of our mission to serve youth experiencing homelessness or trafficking. This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Josh Bohannon, a mentor with our Rights of Passage (ROP) program. Josh embodies the phrase, “a servant’s heart” and generously shares his time and …

Unsung Heroes: Celebrating Covenant House Alaska’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ Volunteers

Kerry Reifel Events, Volunteer Stories

Today, at the close of Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to shine a light on the unsung heroes who make our mission possible – the “behind the scenes” volunteers. While we often highlight the amazing volunteers who work directly with the youth we serve, there are hundreds more who tirelessly contribute their time and talents in supporting roles. These are …

What About Bob?

Kerry Reifel Volunteer Stories

Retired Scientist Brings Compassion and Creativity to Covey Youth Bob Winfree first came to Covenant House several months ago to offer a landscape painting workshop for our youth, but soon signed up to volunteer each week in our art room. He is a retired National Parks scientist and research manager who settled in Alaska about twenty years ago with his …

Mothers Helping Others

Kerry Reifel Mentor, Volunteer Stories

By: Kerry Reifel As a mother of two, Rachel Camm understands the challenges young moms face. That perspective is evident in her role as a volunteer mentor at Passage House, a program run by Covenant House Alaska that supports young mothers and their children. Rachel draws on her own experience raising kids to provide a listening ear, words of wisdom, …

Making a Move to Mentoring

Kerry Reifel Events, Mentor, Volunteer Stories

by: Kris Johnson Christi Meyn, an Anchorage native, has found her calling in volunteering as a mentor in the Rights of Passage program at Covenant House Alaska,. Christi admits that she can’t remember the exact moment of her first encounter with Covenant House. The presence of the house in the Anchorage community is so ubiquitous that it became a natural …

Service Beyond Boundaries

Kerry Reifel Volunteer Stories

By: Kris Johnson In a world often marked by indifference, there are those who stand out as beacons of hope and compassion. Jacob McKessey is one such individual who, through his unwavering dedication, has become an integral part of Covenant House Alaska. His journey with Covenant House began with a simple desire to make a difference and has since transformed …

From New York to Alaska: Couple Drives Almost 5,000 Miles to Volunteer in Anchorage

Kerry Reifel Volunteer Stories

By: Kris Johnson Sherry and Ted Hersey have always made it a point to volunteer in their communities. When the onset of COVID-19 led to lockdown, in-person interactions came to a screeching halt, so showing up to give back was no longer a possibility. The couple got online in search of a way to continue helping others.  “Covenant House Alaska …

CHA Volunteer Spotlight: Aubrey Morgan

Kerry Reifel Events, Mentor, Volunteer Stories

By: Kris Johnson Aubrey Morgan grew up around young people in need of support, her mom and aunt setting the example of giving back by including her in the work they did running a group home.   So when a former Covenant House Alaska staff member overheard Aubrey expressing a desire to get back into volunteering, they both knew she’d be …

Volunteer Spotlight: Chinmaya Kathe

Kerry Reifel Events, Volunteer Stories

By: Kris Johnson In the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the world had stopped, and while in quarantine many people began taking on hobbies and searching for ways to give back. Chinmaya Kathe is no exception. Signing on to VolunteerMatch.org, Chinmaya learned of Covenant House Alaska.  “I was looking for opportunities to use my professional skills to volunteer and …