TRF’s Volunteer of the Month for August 2016 is Loida Gutierrez!
A registered nurse pursuing her doctorate in counseling, Loida has been helping out with The Ruth Foundation for several months. She has assisted our in-house social workers and counselors in assessing the situations of our patients and their families.
Q&A with LOIDA
How did you come to volunteer for TRF?
A few months back, I had already been thinking of finding somewhere to volunteer. Then a colleague from the College of Nursing-DLSHSI, Dr. Resty Tan, introduced me to TRF (The Ruth Foundation). Feeling that God has already done many great and good things in my life, I found it necessary to share this with others by getting involved with the foundation’s advocacy.
What were your expectations as a volunteer?
I volunteered because I felt the work would increase my awareness and sensitivity to the many people who feel helpless and hopeless – the people who are silently seeking and craving for help.
Describe the activities you volunteered for. Why did you choose them?
Since I am studying for a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, being part of the TRF counseling group became a good option.
How has the experience changed your life? What are your key reflections/lessons?
I am privileged to be used by God in this ministry. To God be the glory! And my sincere appreciation to TRF.