The first year I worked as a volunteer was 2000. I saw an ad for volunteers in the newspaper and thought it sounded like a fun thing to do. It was then and still is! After volunteering for awhile, it just seemed natural to join the Friends and support the organization. I mostly volunteer with the maple program as an interpreter showing how pioneers may have gathered sap and processed it into sugar and syrup using a series of iron kettles. I have also helped at Fall Festival. What I most enjoy about volunteering and being a Friends’ member is working with school kids in the maple education program and with the public at Maple Fest.