Volunteer Experience

Phone Crisis Counsellor/Suicide Prevention Counsellor

Chilliwack Community Services
1998 –  2000 (2 years 1 month, 432 counselling hrs.)

Spoke with and counselled people in various states of distress. Mentored volunteers. Provided information to public on available social services. Focus on active listening and advanced empathy. Communications skills to respond to crisis and applied suicide intervention skills training.


Volunteer Research Assistant, Regional Reception and Assessment Centre

Correctional Service of Canada
February 1998 – July 1999 (18 months).

Volunteered for 18 months. Gathered and inputted data for research studies. Level 5 security clearance.


Fund Raising, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

July 2003 – August 2004 (1 year 2 months)

Accounts receivable for a fund raising marathon/walkathon. Volunteer supervision at summer day camp 2 years in a row.


Seniors Health and Wellness Columnist and Assistant Publisher, Lounge Lizard Publications Limited

January 2008 – January 2010 (2 years 1 month)

Wrote monthly articles on a variety of topics related to seniors physical and mental health for three years. Volunteer publisher for three months.

Women for Women International
February 2006 – February 2009 (3 years 1 month), Sponsored women in third world, often war-torn, countries.

1997, Respite Care ProviderFraser Valley Child Development Centre

Worked with a young boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.

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