Age 13, Denbighshire
I really enjoy volunteering. I’ve been part of North Wales Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc Gogledd Cymru for two-and-a-half years now, which means I get to work with uniformed youth organisations across Wales. I chose to be a Young Firefighter in Prestatyn, helping with fundraising, litter picks, marshalling, meeting and greeting, helping at events, bag-packing, and supporting environmentally-friendly projects. I’ve taken part in 42 community activities since I started, spending around 190 hours helping the Young Dragons raise an amazing £36,000 for charities such as St Kentigern Hospice, Erbs Palsy, and the St Asaph Flood Relief Appeal.
Through Young Dragons I met my friend Harriet, and we help each other with our volunteering. It makes volunteering a lot of fun and has inspired me to want to do more to help other people.
My social action has taken me all over North Wales, built on my confidence and is making me a better person. A young person the community can be proud of.