Written by: Gunnar Eng
Volunteering is described by many as hard work which can be very rewarding. No one believes that more than Michele Nicholson, Nashville’s Volunteer of the Month who takes pride in helping others. Nicholson volunteers a good amount of time at Nashville’s Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition (NAHT) and has developed a bond with many women clients there. “Not only do I love helping others, but I have developed a relationship with the women who are in these programs and also the women who run the organizations,” says Nicholson. Nicholson at NAHT helps set up events and get everything organized for the non-profit. She not only loves to spend her time helping others but loves hanging with the friends she has made and sharing in the unique bond they have as survivors. “The other people who help volunteer know I organize a lot of the events and think I’m just there for volunteering. But in fact, I’m there because I am one of them, because I volunteer and help out, and also because I am a woman of Christ, and I am here to share my story. I’m here to give up my pain and happiness, to share with them, so they can rise above.” Nicholson also volunteers with the Magdalene City Group through Christ Presbyterian Church and plans to take them on a fishing trip next weekend.