National Volunteer Week profile: Krista McNutt

Topics: National, Nova Scotia, Volunteer
April 11, 2014

This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014.

In 2005, Krista McNutt joined the Red Cross in response to a notice on her church bulletin. For nine years, she has been a Community Health volunteer, working at the reception area in Truro, Nova Scotia, while also volunteering with the Disaster Management program.

For Krista, it’s all about the people that she serves and works with. Not only do her roles allow her to help others, but they also bring a great deal of personal satisfaction.  Living in a small community, she will often meet someone at the grocery store or on the street that she has met through volunteering with the Red Cross. “It’s nice to have people recognize you in your community,” she says.

Often placed in an administrative role because of her extensive office management experience, Krista loves the team environment that she finds with the Red Cross no matter where she goes. She finds that being in the Truro office on a regular basis keeps her connected to what is happening and she’s able to see first-hand where her skills are helping the organization.

In addition to her administrative role, Krista has been deployed to Slave Lake, Calgary, and several New Brunswick flood responses as a Disaster Management volunteer.

Krista is looking forward to retirement so that she can spend more time with the Canadian Red Cross.

It is because of volunteers like Krista, that the Canadian Red Cross is able to deliver services to the most vulnerable communities from coast to coast across Canada.