Volunteer of the Week

Oct. 26, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

Thomas Nielson

Church World Service

Volunteer for one year


Thomas Nielson has been a great help as a volunteer for Church World Service. 

An immigrant himself, Thomas comes from Denmark. He has been eager to help the immigrant community by teaching weekly English classes. Without formal training in teaching English as a Second Language, he has stepped up to the plate, creating lessons and responding to what his students needed to know. 

Thomas has helped in other ways as well -- ranging from helping others study for the driver’s license test to becoming more computer literate. He has helped with many CWS events and has taken clients to volunteer at the Goodwill Community Farm and to learn about bicycle repair at the Durham Bike Co-op. It has been amazing to watch the process come full circle: immigrants volunteering to help their new country.

Thanks, Thomas, for making a real difference in the lives of so many others!