Volunteer Spotlight: Rayne Johnson
“From where I came from, the journey I’ve been on and where we are now, it is truly a gift being able to give back to the community that welcomed us with open arms.”
Rayne, a mother of two, has wasted no time getting involved with her new community of Port Coquitlam. Just over a year ago, Rayne and her family moved to Canada from Taiwan, looking to start a new chapter in their lives. Port Coquitlam was the community they decided to commit to beginning their new journey. Becoming part of the community through service is something Rayne prides herself on; being a former teacher and community service member back in Taiwan, she is no stranger to giving back.
Rayne’s impactful contribution has been on full display at the Wilson Centre Kitchen, located in the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex. As a food preparer, counter service worker, assistant cook and catering assistant, Rayne has accumulated over 500 remarkable volunteer hours in her short time here in Port Coquitlam. If you talk with anyone who has had the pleasure to work alongside Rayne at the Wilson Centre, they will all say the same thing: she is AMAZING! Her enthusiasm and genuine kindness is beyond contagious. She loves building relationships and getting to know patrons, which has helped her to adapt and find comfort in moving to into her new community.
Rayne’s home may have changed, but her genuine passion for giving back to the community has not. This same aspiration has spread to her two daughters, who also have been involved volunteering in Port Coqutilam’s Recreation Department. The City of Port Coquitlam and Wilson Centre are very lucky to have found such a fantastic addition to the community, and look forward to the continued success of Rayne’s volunteer efforts.
The City of Port Coquitlam’s Recreation Department would like to thank Rayne for making a positive impact in the community!
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare