Volunteer Victoria Staff

The Volunteer Victoria team includes 4 full time staff members, 5 part-time staff positions, a contracted part-time accountant position, and more than 100 amazing 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 is a member of the Board of Volunteer Canada. 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.

George Colussi, Manager of Membership, Training, and Outreach

George first joined the Volunteer Victoria team in January 2014 in membership services.  George continues to work with new and existing members, leads the youth volunteer services team who deliver presentations to individuals of all ages and support the activities and learning journey of the youth involved with our Youth Engagement Team, and oversees the delivery of our training program. As George puts it, “My work at Volunteer Victoria is a powerful privilege since it allows me to link daily with individuals and organizations that are undertaking transformational work in community”. George can be reached at 250-386-2269 X28 or at george@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Betty Leitch, Volunteer Services Coordinator

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 our E-Link Newsletter 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

Paulina Trejo, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Paulina joined the Volunteer Victoria team in August 2022. She has experience in education and coordinating volunteer programs. Paulina finds in volunteering a path to build human well being, collaborative work, and community sense. She is committed in promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in volunteerism. Paulina can be reached at paulina@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Volunteer Access and Mental Health Recreation Visiting Programs

Debbie Flint, Volunteer Access Program Coordinator

Debbie Flint joined Volunteer Victoria in June 2018 in the position of Access Program Coordinator. Debbie has worked as a specialist in mental health and substance use for more than 25 years.
You can reach Debbie at debbie@volunteervictoria.bc.ca.

Youth Engagement Workers

Shaylynn Nazario, Youth Engagement Coordinator  

Shaylynn joined the Youth Engagement team at Volunteer Victoria in January 2023 as a Youth Engagement Coordinator. She has completed her Business Administration Human Resources Diploma at Georgian College & her Business Administration Innovation & Sustainability Bachelors Degree at Royal Roads University. Shaylynn also has previous volunteering experience in youth programs such as York Region Child Care Services and Childminder, Learning Earning and Parenting programs. Her true passion is helping youth in any way she can with providing the right resources needed. She is committed to provide youth with the best volunteer opportunities that fit their skill sets, knowledge, innovations, and passions. Shaylynn can be reached at 250.386.2269 or via email at Shaylynn@volunteervictoria.bc.ca.

Sharon Bidner and Mike Grivel provide amazing admin support to the Volunteer Victoria team.