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
Jingwen Tang, Manager of Community Relations
Jingwen joined the Volunteer Victoria team in May 2015 as Administrative Coordinator. 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 email@example.com.
Corinne Mah, Access Program Coordinator
Ashley Myrvold, Volunteer Services & Project Associate
Ashley joined the Volunteer Victoria team in November 2016 as a Volunteer Services and Project Associate. In her role she works with a variety of community members encouraging volunteerism at every age and stage of life. She holds her Diploma in Environmental Sciences and Certificate in Volunteer Management. Prior to Volunteer Victoria Ashley worked coordinating volunteers and managing a variety of volunteer programs from special events and community outreach to nature based stewardship.
Ashley has a passion for volunteering. In her spare time she can be found volunteering with search and rescue, exploring the outdoors here on the west coast, hiking a mountain or sailing.
Ashley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mbaka Wadham, Canada 150 Youth Services Associate
Mbaka joined the Volunteer Victoria team in January 2017 as the Canada 150 Volunteer Services Associate. 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 email@example.com