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Thursday, 10 May 2012
Youth worker award winner Aaron del Pinto
ECU student Aaron del Pino has been named joint winner of the WA Minister for Youth’s most outstanding youth worker award.
Aaron, a third year nursing student, received the award in recognition for his for his work with St John Ambulance WA’s Events First Aid Service.
“It is such an honour to receive this award, I really enjoyed the experience of being a part of the WA Youth Awards, it was amazing to see young Western Australians accomplishing so much,” Aaron said.
In March 2012 Aaron became Chairperson of the St John Australian Youth Council (AYC).
“I love the new role as Chairperson of the AYC as it allows me to be an ambassador for the youth of St John,” he said.
“This role will enable me to contribute at a wider level and help ensure the youth of St John receive access to the countless opportunities and experiences that St John has provided me.
Aaron began volunteering for St John Ambulance WA in 2008 after he completed a first aid training course and was inspired to take his interest in caring for the community further.