IF EVER you needed a helping hand, Kenneth Young would be the first person to volunteer.
Mr Young, of Casula, has been volunteering for Liverpool and Fairfield community service organisations for more than 25 years.
He's been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the community and to veterans and their families.
He was made a ward of Legacy in 1945, joined the army in 1956 and has helped Legacy ever since.
He said helping people was just "something that you do".
"I was mentored by Legacy as a kid, so it's just payback," he said.
"We try to do as much as we can for them.
"I feel very humbled and honoured, but I'm wearing this for a whole lot of other people."
Mr Young has also been involved with Fairfield Memorial Club since 1982 and treasurer of the club and sub-branch for 23 years.
He's also been a member of the Salvation Army in Liverpool and Fairfield and the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment in Liverpool.
Though not a Rotarian, he is considered a Friend of Rotary and the Greenway club recognised him as a Paul Harris fellow and awarded him a sapphire pin.
"It's just something that you do," he said.