Meet Our Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the Lyceum. They are incredibly generous with their time, helping children with art and writing, organizing the library, creating our window displays, keeping the Lyceum clean, and much more. We are so appreciative that each one of our volunteers has chosen to share their time, passion, and abilities with us.

A few members of our fantastic team are featured below so you can get to know them!

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Navya Gadhiraju

Navya is a grade 9 student, currently attending Prince Of Wales Mini School. She has been with the Lyceum for ten years, starting as a student in our Writers’ Workshops and she has been volunteering for 4 years. She loves Kitsilano, spending time with her family, both in India and Canada, as well as writing and working with kids! She believes that volunteering at the Lyceum has been a fantastic experience and feels that she has been able to change and learn so much from the students at the lyceum. She looks forward to growing with the Lyceum by sharing her experiences with others and helping fellow students through their literary journey. She hopes to always be part of our community!

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Juliette Levy-Gay

Juliette is a grade 9 student at West Point Grey Academy and lives in Kitsilano in Vancouver. She has been involved with the Lyceum, in some form or another, since before she can remember and loves everything about the place, the people, and the students. Alongside writing and arts and crafts, Juliette loves to spend time with her friends and pets, enjoy the outdoors, and go thrift shopping! She is so excited to continue her work as a Lyceum volunteer and learn even more from her experiences there. 

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Jonah Leibu

Jonah was born in San Fransisco, and has grown up first in Vancouver and then in Toronto. He has been volunteering at the Lyceum for two years after returning to Vancouver. He is participating in the DP program at Stratford Hall. Jonah’s hobbies include walking, biking, playing board games, and reading. In the future he hopes to attend university and study History or English.

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Sabrina Durmaz

Sabrina is a grade eleven student who has loved reading, writing, and art since she was little. Her passion in these areas bloomed when she went to book clubs, workshops, and summer camps at the Lyceum starting at the age of three. When she was young, the Lyceum taught Sabrina the magic of books and imagination and she is excited to help create that experience for kids today. In her free time, she also likes hiking, playing with animals, and spending time with family and friends.

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Layla Veeravagu

Layla has been part of the Lyceum community since she was young and has participated in camps and classes. Throughout the years she has developed a love for the Lyceum and the people there. From painting with mixed-media to weaving or reading, art is one of her favourite ways of expression. Layla is always eager to work with children and creativity and is thrilled to be part of the Lyceum team!

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Sofia Gonzalez

Sofia is a Grade 11 student currently attending the Lord Byng Secondary School Arts Mini Program. She has volunteered with Pacific Spirit United Church and the soccer program FreeKick, and has loved getting to know everyone at the Lyceum. Sofia enjoys books, art, playing sports, and learning languages. She is an avid Harry Potter and Beatles fan. 

This could be you!

Interested in joining our team? 


Send an email to telling us a little about yourself and when you are available. Make sure to attach a completed Volunteer Registration Form.


We'll work with you to try and find the most meaningful volunteer experience.