Junior Board

As a youth-serving organization we felt the need to have a team of young volunteers helping us in as many ways as possible, bringing a fresh perspective, reinforcing our mission and values, tapping into new networks, and providing a voice on behalf of the population being served by our organization. Anyone between 14 and 21 years of age who has already volunteered for us 100+ hours can apply.


Natalie gonchar (president)

Natalie Gonchar was born in Washington DC and is fluent in both English and Russian. She spent many hours of her adolescence volunteering for various organizations. She first fell in love with the Big Dreams Children’s Foundation in 2011 when she participated in the first fundraising event for this organization. Since then she has gone on to host her own fundraising events for Big Dreams and communicate with many children served by our organization. In 2018 she pushed to create the Junior Board. Her responsibilities as the president of the Junior Board include: recruiting members, leading meetings, and raising funds through various platforms.


Sophie Lamine

Sophie Lamine was born in New York, NY and is fluent in both English, Russian and proficient in Spanish. Sophie spent a couple of years volunteering  for a Russian-Ukrainian charity event which benefits the local Greenwich Hospital, Women and Children's initiative. Sophie is eager and excited to explore new opportunities in volunteering and pledging her time for the benefit of the Big Dreams Children’s Foundation.