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Volunteers

Volunteers

Thayne Werdal
Volunteer
Thayne works by day as a application developer. He has a passion for social justice and is wicked-good at washing dishes.
Neil Webb
Volunteer
Baking, cooking, and playing cards are my talents at the Youth Clinic. Originally from Montreal, I moved out to beautiful Victoria a couple of years ago. When I'm not at the clinic, I'm either busy being a medical student, enjoying the outdoors, or trying to be creative doing things like dancing ballet and painting.
Karen Martin
Volunteer
I'm from Montreal, and have lived in Australia and Japan before moving here with my husband and two daughters, where we own a local business. I have a bachelors degree from Concordia and have studied holistic nutrition at Pacific Rim College.
Heather McKenzie
Youth Outreach Educator
Heather McKenzie is a Youth Outreach Educator with AIDS Vancouver Island. She provides education for youth around HIV, Hepatitis C, healthy sexuality, and harm reduction. She works across greater Victoria with various pockets of youth to promote greater levels of health and wellbeing for all young people in community. Heather strives to meet youth where they're at and regularly visits YES's Alliance Club, Out of the Rain Youth Shelter, and the Victoria Youth Clinic. She is also available to help folks navigate services in the community, in particular those around housing, healthcare, and harm reduction.
Sarah Mincey-Stubbs
Volunteer
Originally from Victoria, I recently moved back from Los Angeles to finish my degree in Psychology at UVIC with the hopes of working in the field of youth mental health one day. When I'm not studying I love spending time baking all sorts of treats at the Youth Clinic as well as getting out in nature and hiking with my dog.
Brett Koenig
Volunteer
If you want to dance, Brett is the volunteer for you! Not only does he like shakin his groove thing while making some pretty darn good grilled cheese, he's also the clinic's designated paper shredder. Student by day, 90s pop music enthusiast by night.
Hannah Roy
Volunteer
Hannah has volunteered with clinic for the past four years and since 2015 has provided medical office administration relief. Colouring and chatting are Hannah’s specialties within the clinic. Hannah completed her B.A in social sciences with a concentration in health and medicine from the University of Victoria. She is currently in the process of applying for a post degree nursing program, so that she can pursue a career caring for children and vulnerable youth. When Hannah is not at the clinic she enjoys going on adventures with her yellow lab Dutchie.
Chelsea Reimer
Volunteer
Chelsea is a legal advocate at the Together Against Poverty Society, and volunteers at the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House as a counsellor. At the clinic, Chelsea can be found covering the front desk for Cheryl, baking treats in the kitchen, or scrounging books for the lending library. Her favourite things are books, poetry, volleyball, and bluegrass music. And books. Did she mention that she loves books yet?
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