Rhianna: LifeCycles Project Society


I’ve been volunteering since I was a kid. I have volunteered in all sorts of ways, depending on what’s going on in my community and what time and skills I have to offer. For example, I’ve volunteered at community events (like taking tickets and doing crafts with kids for a theatre series) and I’ve volunteered to chair the board of an organization.

Being the Board Chair for the LifeCycles Project Society was rewarding for me because I started my career with a similar organization in Vancouver. I wanted to be a part of the food system, and ecological and social justice work in Victoria. One of my favourite things to do is cook so I also like providing food for community events and cooking for neighbours when they need some TLC.

In my day job, I run a community-engaged learning program at a local university. In this work, I connect students with all sorts of community initiatives and organizations. I find it so rewarding to support students in making connections between their studies and their community, and I am constantly inspired by the many community initiatives supported and led by phenomenal volunteers.

For me, volunteering creates a sense of belonging in the community. There are so many ways to volunteer; you can choose the activity and level of commitment that work for you and the folks you’re volunteering with.

Learn more at lifecyclesproject.ca.