In addition to his devotion to working as a legal advocate for people with disabilities, Attorney Nicholas Ellis enjoys volunteering his time to causes that are important to him.
He works as a volunteer Big Brother through the organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters. Attorney Nicholas Ellis is an active member of the Outreach Committee at First Congregational Church and has volunteered as a tennis coach for inner city youth at the YMCA in the Greendale neighborhood of Worcester, MA for the past fifteen years.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
It takes a special person to volunteer to be a Big Brother or a Big Sister. It takes someone who has the courage, dedication, and willingness to donate their time to build a relationship with a young person in need. When Attorney Nicholas Ellis decided to become a Big Brother, he knew that he was making a serious commitment. When a person volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, he or she is making a promise to be there for a child and become an instrumental part of that child’s growth. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization with a storied history. The organization got its roots in 1904, and has been growing stronger ever since. Today, BBBS is celebrated nationwide as one of the best ways for volunteers to jump in and make an impact. Many volunteers find that they get as much back from their littles as they intended to give in the first place.
Fifteen years ago, Attorney Nicholas Ellis started volunteering at his local YMCA as a tennis coach for at-risk youth. The first YMCA was founded in London in 1844 by George Williams. Inspired by the original YMCA in London, retired sea captain Thomas Valentine Sullivan founded the first YMCA in the United States in the Old South Church of Boston in 1851. Today, there are over 10,000 YMCA chapters across the nation. Nicholas Ellis is proud to donate his time to such a historic, worthy, and relevant cause.