Although Devin is our most junior captain, she stood out from day one with her enthusiasm and commitment. Prior to her nomination as a captain she was already reaching out to her teammates and supporting newer volunteers. She often works cases outside of her primary and secondary shifts; going to the jail with other teammates on their shifts and making follow up calls into Monday morning. She is one of the advocates that regularly goes on scene, demonstrating the highest level of commitment to our clients. Her spirit is contagious and her smile makes a high stress volunteer role fun.
To kick off our “get to know Devin questions” we began with why SPAN? Devin’s answer, “I am volunteering at SPAN because in the future I’d like to be a counselor for struggling families, and I’d like to make a difference in their lives.” In her free time Devin can be found snowboarding, backpacking, scrapbooking, and is a super football fan! She has been working at the JeffersonCounty for Mental Health since this fall and is gearing up for grad school in the near future. As a young person, Devin didn’t have just one special imaginary friend, she had thousands, and they would all make mud pies and soup together! When we asked Devin is she had a particular SPAN memory to share with us her reply was, “It’s very hard to choose one particular memory. During my time at SPAN I’ve met so many wonderful people and I have many memories with all of them. I’m truly blessed to be a volunteer here.”
We are so thrilled to have Devin as part of the SPAN team. Devin, you provide excellent support and advocacy to our clients and we couldn’t do what we do without you!