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 21 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 Manager
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 – Better at Home Manager
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 managing the Better at Home 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, by phone 250-287-8111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Stinson – Campbell River Seniors Information Hub Coordinator
Cheryl relocated from Vancouver to Campbell River Feb 2015 with her husband John to help her mother-in-law age in place. Prior to joining Volunteer Campbell River, she worked with the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and with Berwick Retirement Communities as the Community Relations Manager.
Being engaged in the community is important to Cheryl, having been involved with many non-profit organizations over the years in both board and volunteer roles.
Cheryl can be reached by email at email@example.com
Jada Owens – Youth Engagement Coordinator
Jada is a Youth Engagement Coordinator at Volunteer Campbell River. Jada previously worked at Volunteer Campbell River as a summer student in 2019 and quickly fell in love with the organization. She enjoys connecting with people and has a passion for making projects and ideas come to life. Jada is happy to be back at Volunteer Campbell River in a new position, and is looking forward to working on the Youth 20/20 Can projects to connect youth with opportunities that are meaningful to them and fit their passions.
Jada can be reached Monday – Thursday from 10:00 – 4:00, by phone 250-287-8111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelby Ordano – Youth Engagement Coordinator
Shelby Ordano is one of the newest additions to the Volunteer Campbell River staff, working as a Youth Engagement Coordinator with the Youth 20/20 Can project. Most recently, Shelby worked as a flight attendant, but left the aviation world behind due to COVID-19 pandemic. Shelby grew up in Campbell River and is happy to be home. Shelby has experience supporting seniors as well as children and is looking forward to engaging with the community through Youth Engagement.
Shelby can be reached Monday through Thursday from 10:00 -4:00, by phone at 250-287-8111, and by email at email@example.com
Emma Nelson – Youth Engagement Coordinator
Emma is our newest Youth Engagement Coordinator at Volunteer Campbell River and will be joining us for the summer. She has previously collaborated with us as a volunteer and is quite passionate about supporting and engaging youth in volunteering. Outside of work, Emma enjoys developing and coordinating the youth-led organization that she founded last year—Global Youth for Youth—and recently completed her associate diploma exam in piano performance. She enjoys connecting with other youth and is constantly trying to find the best ways to assist them in bringing their ideas or visions to life. Emma looks forward to working on the YouthCan project and is excited to help create positive change in the community.
Emma can be reached Monday – Thursday from 10:00 – 4:00, by phone 250-287-8111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Mooney – Youth Engagement Assistant
Sarah is our new Youth Engagement Assistant working at Volunteer Campbell River. Sarah has just completed her third year in the Bachelor of Science in nursing program. She is excited to be joining us for the summer season to engage within her own community and bring ideas to life! Sarah is eager to get started working with youth and to be apart of all the events to come.
Sarah can be reached Monday through Thursday from 10:00 -4:00, by phone at 250-287-8111, and by email at email@example.com
Theresa Blackburn – Administrative Coordinator
Theresa joined the staff of Volunteer Campbell River in the summer of 2020. Theresa has 30 years’ experience in administration and management in both retail and residential home care settings.
Theresa can be reached Monday through Thursday from 10:00 -4:00, by phone at 250-287-8111, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception, Research and Tech Support – 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.
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