Swinburne’s Young Citizen of the year

Swinburne student Joshua Watson has been honoured for his work at this years Yarra Ranges Council Australia Day award ceremony.

Mr Watson, 23, has been involved in a range of community volunteer work for the past five years.

In 2008 he started doing various programs at the council’s Youth Services and since then has continued to be involved in youth and community work.

Mr Watson said volunteering was a great way to give back to the community.
“When most people think about donations, they think about money,” he said.

“Although this is great for a number of reasons, the donation of time is one of the greatest, easiest and most rewarding things we can do.”

Mr Watson has been a mentor through the L2P Learner Driver Program since May 2010.

He was matched with an 18-year-old girl to help her gain 120 hours of practice, before she passed her licence test in November last year.

Mr Watson supervised the girl’s driving for about three hours a week while he was working full time and studying at Swinburne University.

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