Amberlee Morgan loves to volunteer.
“I like helping people, and knowing people are getting something out of what I’m doing,” said the 17-year-old who has been named 2020 junior citizen of the year by the Delhi and District Chamber of Commerce. “There’s always somebody worse off than you are. Being able to help somebody out is gratifying.”
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Many of her volunteer hours have been spent at Delhi United Church and Guiding Canada.
The recent Delhi and District Secondary School graduate said she was inspired by father, Dana Morgan, and mother, Kim Morris-Morgan,
She recalled accompanying her father when he would volunteer.
“As we got older, we could understand why he was doing this and we started doing it, too.”
At church, Morgan is assistant co-ordinator of the annual Christmas dinner and helps with Sunday school, bazaars and meals. She also has helped decorate Christmas parade floats.
The teen also works part-time jobs at the church, on a farm and at a Chinese restaurant in town.