On June 15, 2023, Volunteer Mississippi, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, welcomed Zoie Henson as public relations officer to further the agency’s internal and external communication.

Henson is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University (MSU) with bachelors’ degrees in communication and philosophy. Along with multiple internships, Henson served as a creative coordinator and account executive for the Public Relations and Integrated Student Media Agency (PRISM), communication coordinator for Delight Ministries, an ambassador for the College of Arts & Sciences, vice president for MSU’s Public Relations Student Society of America, and was involved in other ways inside and outside of the classroom.

Henson is a native of Philadelphia, Miss., where she graduated from Neshoba Central High School in 2019. She is the daughter of Phoebe Henson and the late Jim Henson of Philadelphia.

As public relations officer, Henson will assist with public relations efforts for Volunteer Mississippi. Her duties include writing, graphic design, media relations, social media management, photography, videography, and more. Henson’s array of public relations experience and love for community service led Volunteer Mississippi to invite her to work with the agency.

“I am so proud to welcome Zoie to our team,” said Corie Jones, Volunteer Mississippi’s deputy director, public relations. “Her passion for our organization and her adept skills in communication prove she is a great fit for Volunteer Mississippi. I am eager to partner with her to further the communication efforts of Volunteer Mississippi!”

Henson is equally excited to serve Mississippi and its service organizations. Henson was raised in a family that valued volunteerism and served as much as possible. This experience led her to love the vision of Volunteer Mississippi.

“Volunteer Mississippi exemplifies values that I hold dear: service, community and love,” Henson said. “I am thrilled to use my passions to help further Volunteer Mississippi’s mission to promote volunteerism around the state.”

The mission of Volunteer Mississippi is to engage and support Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. Volunteer Mississippi works to connect volunteers with opportunities to serve around the state of Mississippi. The agency houses AmeriCorps Mississippi and partners with Mississippi service organizations to promote volunteerism to all Mississippi residents. To learn more about Volunteer Mississippi or get involved, visit volunteermississippi.org.