The Volunteer Centre operates with both paid and volunteer staff that includes an Executive Director, Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager, Senior Support Program Coordinator, Youth Engagement Worker and Office/Admin/Tech Volunteers. We also have an active Special Events Volunteer Roster.
Mary Catherine Williams – Executive Director
Mary Catherine has over thirty years of experience working with children, families, and communities to promote well-being, safety and success. Her career spans working in child care centres in the Downtown Eastside, instructing ECE programs, operating child care facilities, owning a small business, supporting families raising children with a variety of developmental disabilities and challenges, and providing training to families and community professionals. During the past 18 years she has collaborated in community development initiatives in Campbell River with a focus on mental health and addictions prevention and supports, Reconciliation and community resilience. Volunteering has been a cornerstone for Mary Catherine throughout her life. She brings a range of volunteer experiences spanning social services, sports, education and government with roles on non-profit boards, provincial advisories, as a sport official, in fundraising and providing board development training.
You can reach Mary Catherine at VCR from Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, by phone 250-287-8111 or by email at email@example.com.
Tiesha Schmuland – Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator
Tiesha brings a wonderful combination of expertise, education and experiences which are very well suited to this work. In her previous roles, Tiesha has worked with children, families, and communities in special education, children’s ministry and childcare, as well as providing adult education and supporting a large number of volunteers. Tiesha brings her passion and joyfulness to Volunteer CR and is looking forward to connecting with volunteers, agencies and the community.
Tiesha can be reached from Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, by phone 250-287-8111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trudy Parry – Senior Support Program Coordinator
Trudy brings her many years of experience in banking, business trouble-shooting, personnel management, and administration to Volunteer Campbell River. Her passions for volunteering, community and caring for others are a great fit for her role in coordinating the Senior Support Program. From meeting and matching clients, to recruiting, screening, training and supporting volunteers, and everything in between, Trudy makes sure that our seniors and volunteers are cared for and supported!
Trudy can be reached from Monday to Thursday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at 250-204-7737 or by email at email@example.com
Chloe Valentine -Youth Engagement Coordinator for this year!
Over the past 4 years, I attended Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo completing my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Criminology. I was also able to complete an Addictions Studies certificate during that time. As a recent grad, I’m extremely fortunate to be able to return to my hometown of Campbell River and start my career as a Youth Engagement Coordinator. Our mission is to empower local volunteers aged 15-30 to follow their passions by contributing to community projects, events and initiatives. We will also be providing invaluable training opportunities, events, mentorships, and a chance to explore new skills. Emerging Leaders will practice strengths like team building, employment readiness, project management, leadership, positive risk-taking, and confidence. “
Chloe can be reached from Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, by phone 250-201-8111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office/Admin Volunteers – Katie Robinson, Lila Harris
Tech/IT – Jon Schmuland
Special Events – to apply to our Special Events Volunteer Program visit our posting on the website under “I want to volunteer” or click here: https://www.volunteerconnector.org/campbell-river/volunteer-campbell-river/special-event-volunteer