A Chenango County high school student spends his free time volunteering.

He's one of 29 winners of the Student Community Service Award presented by State Senator Thomas Libous, BOCES and WBNG-TV.

Action News reporter Gabe Osterhout introduces us to Dustin Turner of Greene.

17 year old Dustin Turner was surprised to hear he had won a scholarship just for community service.

Turner says he enjoys helping people.

"Everybody's always going to need help. I mean, everybody's in need so if I don't do it, who's going to...I mean they need it," said Turner.

When he's not in school, you can find Turner lending a hand all over his community.

The Greene Volunteer Fire Department is grateful for Turner's help.

"It's very important...now days it's hard to get anybody to volunteer for anything...let it be life...life is busy, people's lives get busy. For him to come and be as young as he is and volunteer, it's very important for the organization and the community," said Greene Fire Chief Daniel Montgomery.

Turner also helps run Field Days events at the elementary school.

His service helps kids and adults alike.

"For 3 years, I've delivered rotary baskets with the basketball team. I've volunteer coached. I do Big Brother/Big Sisters program. I also donate blood when I can," said Turner.

Turner will go to Broome Community College to study business and entrepreneurship.

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