Jane Lee first started volunteering at Meet-the-People Sessions (MPS) six years ago, when her mother approached her to help out during her school break. For Jane, it was an eye-opening experience as MPS exposed her to different Singaporeans, and the difficulties they face at various stages of life. It was an enriching experience for her.
Jane has always been looking for ways to give back to society. Prior to MPS, she would volunteer at various charities on a monthly basis, but since starting at MPS, she has never looked back. She finds great joy in attending MPS every Monday – a weekly three hour affair.
Jane experiences immense satisfaction from being able to make a difference in someone’s life, even though she admits it isn’t all smooth sailing with some requesting for help. Her fondest memories was to help a single mother with three kids seek financial assistance. Through the process, she found that they were forming frienships. That deep bond motivated her to keep helping. To her, it is heartwarming to know that even regular individuals like herself can lend a helping hand.
She believes volunteerism is a journey with no end and plans to continue volunteering for the rest of her life. Jane hopes that she continues making a difference to someone’s life and being an inspiration to other people. She also encourages her peers to try attending their own MPS and to do so with an open mind.