My volunteer experiences with the Friends of MacKenzie began in 2016. I have discovered it to be a very worthwhile organization. As a retired teacher, I recognize the outstanding educational opportunities the MacKenzie Center provides to the young people of our state as extremely important. I enjoy supporting these adventures however I am able. An unexpected benefit of becoming a friend has been the camaraderie that has developed with the other volunteers. The work projects can be challenging but always include interesting conversations and plenty of laughter.