Joyce grew up in The Netherlands where she started to volunteer at the age of fourteen. At this age she got the first sparkle of passion for Volunteerism and it’s culture. Before reaching the age of thirty, she changed volunteering into a paid job position.

She has been involved with various organizations, to help them organize, recruit, train and manage their teams to help them reach their goals. In this role, she has worked with hundreds of volunteers, each with their own story and expectations. Joyce agrees that without dedication of volunteers she could not have realised those goals.

One of the projects she’s working on right now is a festival “Nowhere”, which is an European edition of the famous “Burning Man”.

Connecting people, transferring knowledge and sharing experiences are key within her work. This is what Joyce is going to share on the TEDxVilnius stage.