Tiff K. is our volunteer of the month!
June 28, 2016
Congrats, Tiff, you’re the Volunteer of the Month for the month of July 2016.
Our amazing Volunteer of the Month for Pride month is Tiff K., one of our team of counselors running the Counselling program at QMUNITY and providing support for the LGBTQ community with love and care. Thank you Tiff! We truly appreciate your work with us!
How did you get involved with QMUNITY?
When thinking about places to apply for my clinical practicum, as I am currently completing my masters of counselling psychology and art therapy, I thought about QMUNITY and all the amazing services they provide. I was really interested in contributing and serving people within the queer community, a community I strongly feel a part of.
What is your favourite thing about volunteering at the Q?
The people! From all the amazing and diverse folks I have had the privilege to work with in my counselling art therapy practice, to all the awesome staff, to all the fabulous volunteers! Qmunity does an amazing job at creating welcoming, safe spaces and it’s been an honour to work alongside such fantastic people! I have had such a positive experience and I hope to continue on as a volunteer counsellor after completing my degree.
If you won the lottery, what would you do with the loot?
Well first off, if I won the lottery I might actually be able to afford housing in Vancouver, so I’d probably start there. After that, I’d probably take an extended trip to all the countries I’ve wanted to travel to. And then I’d pay off debt of friends and family. Long term, I’d like to help fund and develop art spaces to run open studios for youth throughout the lower mainland.
Working within the field of counselling, I find that when people have opportunities to express themselves, all kinds of possibilities open up. Creating the conditions for people to be inspired by their imaginations and connect with others has profound, meaningful, and lasting health and wellness benefits.
This idea is a dream of mine that I hope to work towards regardless of whether or not I win the lottery!
You get a week’s vacation anywhere you like, with anyone you like, where would you go and who would you take?
I would probably choose my favourite beach in the world (so far, anyway), which is Juquehy in Brazil and I would take my wife.
Fave place in Vancouver?
Anywhere along the seawall.
Message from Staff: The work you do, and the dedication you bring to your work really left a positive mark on all who worked with you. Thank you, Tiff. You’re wonderful! – Danny, Volunteer Coordinator
Interview by: Tash McAdam