Focus Program Coordinator – Edith Farrell
Edith is well known to many in Kamloops as an ardent proponent of the value and benefits of volunteering.
Her work experience as an employment counselor and case manager in both Barriere and Kamloops involved facilitation of information sessions, career planning and personal development workshops as well as job search assistance. She undertook extensive professional development throughout that period, and demonstrated skills in working with people of diverse backgrounds and personal circumstances.
At the same time, she undertook long-term volunteer roles with the Provincial Emergency Program as a counselor; with the Red Cross Child Abuse Prevention Program, and as a board member with Community Futures in Kamloops and the University College of the Cariboo (now TRU) Advisory group in Barriere. After moving to Kamloops she continued to volunteer for many groups and causes, with one such role being with Volunteer Kamloops.
She speaks from personal experience about the usefulness of volunteering and showing dedication and commitment in that role as a stepping-stone to employment. It was due to exactly those characteristics as a volunteer with Volunteer Kamloops, as well as her knowledge and human relations skills, that she was successful in applying for the role of Coordinator of the Focus program in 2003.
The FOCUS program continues to serve many clients each year with mental health challenges. The more intensive Therapeutic Volunteer Program has also been successful in assisting clients move toward their personal goals, and in several cases leading to employment.
Through her 12 years with this organization she has been recognized as a key component of Volunteer Kamloops in the community.
Focus Program Administrative Assistant – Cicyetkwu Dunstan
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Link Program Coordinator – Tracey Thacker
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