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



Jingwen Tang, Manager of Community Relations

JingwenJingwen 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 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


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 ashley@volunteervictoria.bc.ca 

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 mbaka@volunteervictoria.bc.ca 

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