Getting up at 6am and having a tightly scheduled day doesn’t seem typical for most 21-year-olds.
For Rebekah Vass, it is a normal.
All of her hard work culminated last night when she was announced Ballarat’s Young Citizen of the Year.
Ms Vass has volunteered at a wide variety of organisations including the Salvation Army, Ballarat Specialist School, Centre for Multicultural Youth Ballarat and the Melbourne Soup Kitchen.
Ms Vass also finds time to be a fourth-year physical education and health student at Federation University
Ms Vass said she was shocked after received the recognition.
“I just do what I do because it was the way I was brought up and because it is what I love to do,” she said.
She was also sponsored and nominated to attend a 2012 National Student Leadership Conference in Canberra. Ms Vass recognised her family as an important influence on her decision to be so active in volunteering.
“I did a little bit and I learnt that I loved it so I just kept going,” she said.