Thad: Recruiting Heroes

Thad is serving with There Goes My Hero, which is dedicated to increasing the number of donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry and providing support to blood cancer patients and their families.

Thad Cwiklinski is the newly appointed Volunteer Coordinator for There Goes My Hero in Timonium, Maryland. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 2019 with a B.A. in English literature and a writing concentration. He became interested in working for a non-profit after spending the summer of 2018 working at For Love of Children Outdoor Education Center (FLOC OEC) in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. After graduating from Gettysburg, he first noticed the opening at There Goes My Hero through Volunteer Maryland and AmeriCorps on a job database.

He’s previously worked in Maine, where he saw no sign of bears, and West Virginia, where he saw no sign of Maine. He enjoys running, tennis, chess, being outdoors, reading, and writing short fiction and non-fiction.

He chose to work for Volunteer Maryland and AmeriCorps because it’s a way he can serve the country while being part of something larger and historically impactful. When he found the opening at TGMH he immediately applied for the position as well as to Volunteer Maryland and AmeriCorps.

Cwiklinski hopes to use his experience serving at a non-profit as a means to use and improve on the qualities of insight, empathy, and perseverance to help people in the most effective way possible. He wishes to expand the volunteer program at TGMH by increasing the number and regularity of volunteers in a way that is sustainable even after the end of his service term. After his 11-month term he hopes to continue to help others through the legal or educational field.

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