Volunteer’s work recognised
A young Roebourne resident has won the Police and Community Youth Centre’s Regional Junior Volunteer of the Year award.
Max Coppin, 13, was handed his trophy and prize at the recent 50 Cent Hall handover party by centre manager Kirsty Levi.
Mrs Levi said Max was a natural born leader and had the respect of the community.
“Max attends almost every session at Roebourne PCYC, helping in the kitchen, setting and packing up, picking up rubbish, looking out for the younger children and he even referees dodgeball games,” she said.
“He embodies all the traits we want to encourage in our young people who attend.”
She said volunteers like Max made a huge difference in the PCYC’s ability to deliver programs and activities.
Max said the award was completely unexpected.
“I just walked in the door and Kirsty sung out my name so I walked up, had a look in the blue case I was handed and there was a trophy and a prize,” he said.
“Kirsty is on her own here sometimes so I just come down and help her out and I just love being here on Wednesdays and Fridays.”
Max said the trophy would be put on a shelf at home.
PCYC centre manager Kirsty Levi, Max Coppin, 13, and Pilbara District Superintendent Jo McCabe.