Volunteer Lorraine Dever

Extraordinary volunteer

Lorraine Dever is one of Sooke's amazing volunteers

n a volunteer with Vancouver Island Health Authority’s  (VIHA) Sooke Health Unit since 1999, the health unit’s longest serving volunteer.

When you come to the Child Health Clinic for your child’s immunizations, her smiling face will be the first to greet you. Lorraine will weigh and measure your baby or young child and provide you with a health questionnaire to complete while you wait for your appointment. Young children enjoy playing with Lorraine while they wait for their siblings to get their immunizations.

The Sooke Public Health Nurses value the role of their volunteers, like Lorraine, who help the clinics run smoothly and efficiently.

Lorraine has been a very active member of the Sooke community over the past 19 years. Lorraine is a member of the Sooke Community Choir, the Sooke Garden Club, and has volunteered for the Sooke Fine Arts Show for several years.  She enjoys tai chi, working out at Curves, and growing orchids. Her orchids have won her “Best in Show” awards by the Sooke Garden Club for two years running.

If you see Lorraine out and about, she’ll most likely be walking. She’s currently training for her fourth year of the 32km linear walk from Westshore to Sooke. The walk takes place on May 5 and helps to raise money to send kids to Camp Shawnigan.

Lorraine has also participated in several Weekend to End Breast Cancer walks; a 60km walk to raise money for breast cancer research. Lorraine, VIHA and our community appreciate all that you do and for giving your time to help local organizations.