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 staff 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 4:00 pm, by phone 250-287-8111 or by email at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloe Valentine -Youth Engagement Coordinator
A recent graduate from Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Criminology Chloe has a passion for continued learning and connecting. Chloe is excited to empower local volunteers and help youth follow their passions by contributing to community projects, events, and initiatives.
“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”.
Chloe can be reached Mondays and Fridays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm by phone 250-201-8111 or by email at email@example.com
Sarah Robinson -Youth Engagement Coordinator
Sarah joined the VCR team in the fall of 2019 originally as a volunteer. Just coming back from participating in Katimavik, a six-month national youth volunteer program, she was eager to continuing volunteering and create new connections in the community. Quickly her few hours each week grew and grew from admin support to assisting with youth programs and planning events. Now, Sarah is extremely excited to be apart of the staff as a Youth Engagement Coordinator for Youth 20/20 Can and Brighter Day.
“I can never find the words to describe the impact volunteering has made on my life, and the opportunities I have been able to access because of it. I hope to connect youth with meaningful opportunities that tap into their skills and passions, and open doors for future experiences”.
Sarah can be reached Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reception – Tyanna Pridge
An experienced volunteer and full-time student, Tyanna understands the importance of efficiency and attention to detail. With her welcoming spirit, Tyanna will help assist you to take the first steps in volunteering.
Tyanna will be entering her third year of studies at the University of Victoria for Health Information Sciences this fall.
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