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Central Bucks Family YMCA honors young volunteer during National Volunteer Month

04.24.2018

volunteerRCentral Bucks Family YMCA is pleased to announce Camrynn Pellegrini has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award with a certificate from the White House which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant time to serve their communities.

At just thirteen years old Camrynn is one of the youngest volunteers to work in the Doylestown branch Stay & Play, the free babysitting service offered to YMCA members. Although she is young, Central Bucks Family YMCA staff say Camrynn is mature and poised with a natural gift for working with young children.

“Camrynn is an amazing young woman and we are thrilled she is being honored for her hard work. Her helping hands really made a difference in the lives of children and staff in Stay & Play last summer,” said Stay & Play Coordinator Billie Jean Caperelli.

volunteer2RCamrynn was joined by family and friends as she was presented with the award on Wednesday, April 18 at a Central Bucks Family YMCA board meeting by Chief Volunteer Officer Fran Cardaci, joined by President/CEO, Zane Moore. “Volunteers are an essential part of our mission at the YMCA. Camrynn is a great example of the difference one volunteer can make in many lives. We’d like to thank Camrynn for her service and we’re happy to honor her during National Volunteer Month,” said Moore.

“I’m really happy because I really enjoyed volunteering, so it is cool to get recognized for it,” said Camrynn, a seventh grader at Tohickon Middle School in Doylestown. She hopes to work with children as a career in the future.