Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers—the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home.
Name: Sarah Zadova
Program: Free Tax Preparation Program
Why did you decide to volunteer with MEDA?
I wanted to contribute to the community, keep my tax knowledge current and work with people face to face.
What projects have you worked on as a volunteer?
I have been involved with the Free Tax Preparation program, helping with the tax volunteer training and policy research.
What do you like best about volunteering at MEDA?
It is great to help tax filers, practice my Spanish and learn more about tax policy and practices. I appreciate the comprehensive support from staff, plus the free meals with every shift.
What have you learned from your volunteer experience?
I have learned Spanish vocabulary and tax policy and implementation, plus how people live in San Francisco and beyond.
Tell us something we may not know about you. Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life?
When I was a student, I lived in a 24-person cooperative residence, where I was voted “Most Creative Cook.”
Looking to join a great cause, too? Find out how to volunteer at MEDA. We hope you can join us!