Volunteer Victoria Staff

The Volunteer Victoria team includes 3 full time positions, 3 part time positions, and part time contracted fundraiser and book keeper positions.

Together, with an amazing team of administrative volunteers, we provide programs and services to our community and pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, inclusive, and responsive environment.


Lisa Mort-Putland, Executive Director

Lisa joined the Volunteer Victoria team as Executive Director in June 2011. Lisa holds a B.A. in Drama and a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on non-profit management. Prior to working with Volunteer Victoria Lisa was the Development Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and spent more than 25 years working and volunteering in the museum and heritage sector.

Lisa provides governance assistance to organizations and is often asked to speak at conferences, events, and celebrations.

Lisa can be reached at lisa@volunteervictoria.bc.ca.


Jingwen Tang, Manager of Community Relations

JingwenJingwen joined the Volunteer Victoria team in May 2015. Prior to working at Volunteer Victoria, she spend 9 years serving in various non-profit organizations in China and in Canada while attending school. She developed a huge interest in helping vulnerable populations and has a strong passion for caring for rescued animals and is an on-going registered volunteer dog-walker.

Jingwen was born and grew up in Beijing (China). She moved to Shanghai (China) for her undergraduate study when she was 18, and spend 2 months living and studying in Los Angeles during the undergraduate years. She moved to Victoria for her M.A. in Economics in 2010, and worked in Ottawa for 5 months. Jingwen never stops exploring the world, and is always welcoming changes, culture difference, and variety. She is either traveling or preparing for her next travel.

Jingwen can be reached at jingwen@volunteervictoria.bc.ca.

Corinne Mah, Access Program Coordinator

Corinne joined the team in August 2014 as co-coordinator of the Volunteer Access Program. After decades as a graphic designer, Corinne became an Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, earned her Community Mental Health Worker certification, and has worked in Mental Health & Substance Use and elder care. To quote Martin Luther King Jr.: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”

Corinne can be reached at corinne@volunteervictoria.bc.ca


Mbaka Wadham, Canada 150 Volunteer Services Coordinator

Mbaka joined the Volunteer Victoria team in January 2017. She has a background in Social Sciences and a Masters in Anthropology. Prior to her work with Volunteer Victoria, Mbaka spent time working with community health organizations in Ontario, and was a member of various associations such as the Stop Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee of Perth Huron and All Our Sisters, a national network on women and homelessness.

In her spare time, Mbaka can be found hiking, travelling, or contributing to the vibrant Victoria community through participation on committees, and volunteering at different events such as the Victoria Film Festival.

Mbaka can be reached at mbaka@volunteervictoria.bc.ca 


George Colussi, Volunteer Services

George first joined the Volunteer Victoria team in January 2014 in membership services. We are delighted to welcome George back on the Volunteer Services team delivering presentations to individuals of all ages and coordinating volunteer advising services. George has many years of experience working in the non profit sector. 

George can be reached at george@volunteervictoria.bc.ca


Betty Lietch, Learning and Training

Betty joined the Volunteer Victoria team in February 2017. Betty is a certified Volunteer Management professional with a history of managing successful volunteer program in Victoria and Winnipeg. Betty holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master’s in Environmental Sciences.

When Betty is not coordinating learning events for Volunteer Victoria she can be found volunteering for her amazing quilting group, travelling, and spending time with family. 

Betty can be reached at betty@volunteervictoria.bc.ca




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