Volunteer Spotlight: Kayla

The Encourager

My name is Kayla. I go to Connect Baptist in Auckland. I attend the youth group there and I am learning Te Reo with some other people from my church.

A photo of Kayla smiling outsideI first heard about Elevate camps from my friend Julia, who asked me if I wanted to come to the first Elevate Family Camp. I’ve volunteered at all the Elevate Family Camps, except for the Nelson one this year. I’ve also volunteered at the last Elevate National Camp and I’m looking forward to this year’s one.

Being a volunteer is something I enjoy doing. You get to meet people and make new friends. Because it’s a smaller camp you can easily get to know people. I keep in touch with some of the volunteers and families I have met.

I have always liked helping people, even in school I would run up to people in wheelchairs to offer to help. Helping people who can’t do things is something that motivates me to volunteer. I can relate to that as I have special needs myself.

Elevate Family Camp is a fun and accepting environment. No one judges you. If someone told me they were thinking of volunteering at an Elevate camp I would say ‘It’s amazing! You have fun and meet great people. Try it!’



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