A WestJetter since 2010, in Vancouver, Kara sits on the local community investment committee.
“Giving back to our local community is really important to me as there are so many organizations that rely on support and donations to be able to operate, and the ability to provide the gift of flight for fundraising purposes is such an important donation for many of our local charities.” Kara added that, “Being able to see how much it really helps them makes me feel proud to be a WestJetter.”
Kara has volunteered with many organizations and while they are all very important, a couple that are special to her are the CH.I.L.D. Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon. When asked about her favourite volunteer memories, Kara said it is any of the meals she has made for Ronald McDonald house guests. “I love being able to sit down with the families at the Ronald McDonald House and listen to their stories, the kids are so wonderful."
Kara added that, “Being able to represent WestJet when I volunteer or attend events has made a big impact on me and showing my peers at work how special it is to help others means a lot. It's great to be able to work for a company that cares for its community.“
For those looking for advice on how to get involved and volunteer, Kara’s advice: “A lot of people don't know where to start,” she said. “Think of something you are passionate about and reach out to a local organization, don't be shy.”