Volunteer Corner: Maggie Woo
A profile of one of the Golden Horseshoes most valuable assets, our volunteers.
Your name: Maggie Woo
Volunteer Position: I am member of the Education Committee who coordinates the AFP Meet-Ups. The official title is AFP Meet-Up Chair.
Why do you volunteer: When I graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce I was recruited into University Advancement at my alam mater. I attribute this success to my volunteer involvement with the Faculty of Business when I was completing my undergraduate degree. I found that not only is volunteering enjoyable, but it also adds a sense of fulfillment to my life.
Who else do you volunteer for? I volunteer at McMaster University at a variety of events. Most recently I helped with the Steel City Amazing Race giving youth in Hamilton from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton and Eva Rothwell Resource Centre the opportunity to learn about their city, healthy active living, teamwork, creativity, education, and interpersonal skill development
What’s the most rewarding thing about being a volunteer? It's seeing happy and smiling faces because you helped to make a difference.
What’s your real job? My official title is Development Officer, University Advancement, McMaster University. It allows me to help students attend post-secondary education by means of student awards and helping to support McMaster University.
What would make this chapter better? I think the Golden Horseshoe chapter has been amazing, but something that could make it even better and help grow the chapter is if more enthusiastic members come forward and volunteer to help organize additional offerings or to just provide great ideas.
Quote: “You make a living by what you get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill