Zarqa Kashif likes to work with people and has always sought out volunteer and work opportunities that allowed her to do so. This year Zarqa is the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator with Housing Opportunities Community Partners in Germantown, MD. Zarqa serves at the Tony Davis Family Resource Center, located at a public housing site, called Seneca Ridge, recruiting and supervising volunteers to teach computer classes, tutor and mentor GED and ESL students, and conduct outreach to register residents for classes. “This position will give me the platform where I can gather all my energy and focus on long-term goals,” Zarqa said. Through this experience, she hopes to gain new skills and learn more about successful volunteer programs.