Serve the City came together at the end of 2012 with a shared vision for encouraging more volunteering in Luxembourg. We come from different countries, at different stages in life and work, but we all want to make a difference to those in need. Have a look below at some of the wonderful people who are part of our team and work behind the scene to make Luxembourg a better place.
Dominique Lorentz – Project Leader
When she is not traveling the world seeking for new adventures, riding her MTB or eating ice-cream, Dominique a native Luxembourger, is a busy primary school teacher. She learned about Serve the City by volunteering for the Street Team, which quickly became one of her favorite projects. She enjoys being a part of the Serve the City because it has given her the opportunity to make a small difference by helping those in need.
Mélanie Branchesi – Project Leader
Mélanie is French, with Italian roots. She works for a Japanese bank in Luxembourg. She heard about Serve the City from a colleague in 2014 since then she enjoys supporting people in need and is excited to be part of the leadership team of STC! During her free time, she likes running outside to relax and enjoy the beauty nature has to offer.
Laura Branchesi – Project Leader
Laura is a French graduate who’s been working in Luxembourg’s financial sector since 2014. She enjoys dancing, swimming and spending time with her friends! In her free time, she likes to help people in need or bring a little cheer into their daily lives. She is happy her sister Melanie introduced her to Serve the City where she can work on projects she believes in.
Paulo Oliveira – Project Leader
Paulo is originally from Portugal and moved to Luxembourg in the summer of 2015. Having done volunteer work in his home country he naturally decided to continue in Luxembourg. He enjoys being a part of Serve the City because it allows him to leave a positive impact on society, and he believes these small acts of kindness can help change people’s lives. When he’s not busy with Serve the City, Paulo works with one of our partners, Médecins du Monde.
Almyra Knevel Persson – Photographer
Almyra has been in Luxembourg since 2000. Originally from Canada, she lived in Sweden and Belgium before settling in Luxembourg. When she’s not testing out new camera techniques, she’s teaching English to French children and running a household with three children. Her heart is strong for volunteering and she’s excited to be part of the Serve the City leadership team.
Photo credits: Almyra Knevel Persson