Volunteer of the Month

“Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds” – William J. Clinton. Volunteerism is a noble act that an individual can do for others. Through small acts of heroism, lives are transformed and the world becomes a better and a kinder place for all. One such volunteer practicing the act of heroism is Ralph Maze.

Since his retirement, Ralph has volunteered with Family Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County (FCSGW) for over 12 years as a Volunteer Driver. In recognition of his volunteer support, Ralph was nominated for the Volunteer of the Month by Hannah Senitt and Carla Costa from FCSGW for the important role he plays in the lives of the children, youth and families served by FCSGW by helping to create a lasting and positive impact on their future.

“His role contributes a variety of skills, knowledge, and experience to the mission and vision of our organization”, says Hannah Senitt, Volunteer Services Coordinator, FCSGW. Examples of this role includes driving a youth to their weekly counselling appointment or after school program, taking a family to a medical appointment, or dropping off a child to visit their grandparents.

Since March 2020, Ralph has driven over 71000 kms around the Guelph and Wellington community. “He is always willing to help when he can. And our team continues to be inspired by his dedication and commitment to vulnerable children, youth, and their families,” says Carla Costa, Volunteer Drive Scheduler, FCSGW.

Thank you Ralph for your kindness and generosity! We are grateful for the work you do and the difference you make.

For more information on volunteering with FCSGW, check out some of the latest opportunities on our website. To learn more about Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County, head over to their website.

Posted on February 2, 2023