Joyce Stroman is a native Washingtonian who started volunteering with My Sisters Place in 2016 at our administrative office to fulfill a course requirement. After completing her course, she transitioned to volunteering for our Children’s Programs where she now facilitates activities with the children in our shelter. When asked why she volunteers she says,
“I volunteer at MSP because I want to encourage other women and to let them know they’re loved
and their strong enough to make it through their situation.”
Hear more from Ms. Joyce:
Share a fun fact about yourself:
I have sixteen grandchildren and my youngest grandson age six tried to teach me how to use a hover board. Of course I fell but I wasn’t injured but because we were riding the board in the house my grandson told me, “Shhh Grandma if you let me play another game I won’t tell Mommy you were riding the hover board in the house.” Learning to use a hover board has been one of the funniest experiences of my life.
What do you like best about volunteering with My Sister’s Place?
The children, I love spending time with children. I also enjoy helping with Spa Day activities for the women. It warms my heart to see the women enjoying themselves while receiving spa services.
What has been your most memorable experience with MSP?
One of my most memorable experience was volunteering with the annual
. I assisted with set up and outreach. Last year the event was at a smaller venue than previous years making this event more intimate and personal. I remember watching the staff at MSP hang lights from the walls and trees to make the area inviting. Being able to talk with other volunteers and the public about the great work My Sister’s Place does for the people in our communities has truly been rewarding.
In a few words how would you describe your volunteering experience with MSP?
My volunteering experience with MSP has been awesome - I’m often telling my friends and colleagues to get involved by volunteering!