Joyce de Gooijer

Joyce de Gooijer has been the director of Volunteer International Christian Service (VICS), Canada, since 2013. Joyce’s affiliation with VICS started when she served as a volunteer, along with her husband John, in 1988. Joyce’s perspectives on child sponsorship have been shaped by six years of volunteer experience in Kenya, Tanzania and Kiribati; 25 years as a classroom teacher and principal; and 10 years as VICS director, traveling to and building relationships with partners in over 10 Global South countries.