My experience at MEC only reinforced what I already knew–I am a volunteer at heart. I like to be helpful in any way I can, and I find that through every service opportunity, I gain a new appreciation and respect for the community and surrounding environment (both physical and social). The most rewarding part of my service experience with MEC was easily the many relationships built during the 6-week term. From the intense bond and friendship with the other volunteers, to the conversations and physical work with others in the community, I am lucky to have met so many wonderful people in such a short time. The gift of conversing freely and openly with interesting strangers is something I will never forget from my time at MEC.
Jane Koll: Benson, VT