Maureen Inwood began volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in 2011. Since then she has been involved with a wide range of CCS activities: Daffodil Days, Relay for Life, Pink in the Rink, ElectroFit and the Wellington Warrior Challenge to name a few. If CCS has something going on you can be sure to see Maureen there helping out in any way she can.
Maureen is very committed to the work being done at CCS as she currently battles with Cancer and her dad is a survivor. Staff member Sara Orrell says, “Maureen’s dedication is like no other. She is always smiling and pushing through difficult times. We are extremely fortunate to have Maureen volunteering with us.”
In addition to her work with CCS, Maureen also volunteers as a trainer for National Service Dogs. She has helped train four dogs to assist children and families living with autism, a cause she was inspired to become involved with because her cousin is autistic. With each training experience, Maureen has gone above and beyond by meeting with the families and keeping in close contact with them after the dog’s training is over.
When asked what piece of advice she would give to people who are new to volunteering, Maureen says, “pick an organization that means something to you and you will be more likely enjoy what you are doing. You won’t be able to stop!”
Maureen, you are a one-of-a-kind volunteer! Thank you for your unwavering commitment and for sharing your caring personality with our community.