Ruth Santa Maria studied and practiced social work in Peru, and has always had a passion for helping people in need. “I had a wonderful experience working with people with physical and developmental disabilities in my country, and my challenge is to broaden my knowledge,” Ruth says.
Ruth will serve as Volunteer Maryland Coordinator at Service Coordination, which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ruth will help build the volunteer program, and she will recruit volunteers who will assist clients as they wait for services. As she does so, Ruth hopes to learn how to effectively use social media to recruit volunteers, and she is also eager to improve her skills as a public speaker.