2008 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year
Krystle, a Year 12 student at Warilla High School, has worked as a volunteer in several organisations such as the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Australian Red Cross.
Her work with "Vinnies" has included home visiting, social justice advocacy, fundraising for mental health and the 2007 and 2008 winter appeals and Christmas Appeals.
Bob Pastor of Warilla High School describes Krystle as a woman with “empathy, enthusiasm, energy and willingness to take on the 'big challenges' and see them through to their end".
Krystal also expanded her volunteering activities by assisting in the running of the Warilla High School Breakfast club and the planning and coordinating of the Warilla High/Vinnies 'Grandparents Day' celebrations for seniors' week.
Her volunteering work with the Australian Red Cross included the 2008 Doorknock campaign where she acted as a Team leader and she was the Recruitment Leader for the 2006, 2007 and 2008 campaigns.
Krystal has also been at the forefront of bringing awareness to the high youth unemployment rate in the Illawarra by attending a forum on Youth Unemployment which was held in March 2007.
Krystal has also been involved in several other volunteering activities and represented Warilla High School at the Centre for Volunteering NSW's Bridge to Volunteering Spectacular. Krystal was given the honour of opening the ceremony by the Honourable Linda Burney MP, the then Minister for Volunteering.