Amrit Maharaj embodies what it means to be a valued volunteer – he gives of himself completely, never expecting anything in return. Amrit volunteers at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver where he is a family support volunteer and a mentor to other volunteers. With humour, compassion and empathy, Amrit offers assistance wherever asked – often in circumstances that are extremely difficult. Among his other volunteer activities, Amrit has worked at fundraising events throughout the city, the UBC Meal Exchange, Habitat for Humanity and the Greater Vancouver Foodbank. Amrit has also been known to contribute anonymously to children and organizations that need help and support.