Andrew Steven: Young Scot Awards 2013: Volunteering
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Andrew Steven, aged 17 from Dundee, had difficulty attending school because he was caring for his Mum who had cancer and an aunt who would die from the disease. He also suffered from depression and tragically has an eye condition which will mean he eventually lose his sight.
But the kind teenager got involved with Peer Mentoring with Xplore and has shown outstanding commitment to others, volunteering for over 1000 hours in the past year, almost three hours a day.
He supports other socially isolated young people, helps others to a football group every Thursday and runs a drop in group every Tuesday. He’s also helped to plan and run summer programmes for others as well as helping with fundraising, the Tall Ships Race and speaking at conferences.
Click below to hear Andrew’s amazing story.