Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Donner

Jan 13, 2013

Nick Donner first stepped up to volunteer at Casa Chirilagua when he heard we were starting a Middle School program, now called Teens Club. We had a basic structural idea in place but were starting work with a new age group, and we knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Nick was up for the task showing up weekly to help out with the students. Even after difficult days, Nick kept coming back. Through the past few months, Nick has built relationships with students, helped them with homework and accompanied them on field trips. In addition to this, Nick has gone above and beyond the call of duty by helping produce the Teens Club video and lending his photography skills by creating and manning our photo booth at the annual Christmas party. Nick is a wonderful example of someone assessing the time and skills he has available and then stepping forward to offer them to be used. We are grateful to Nick for his on-going commitment to support the work and ministry of Casa Chirilagua and for this, we name him the January 2013 volunteer of the month.


We are a community of people “learning together to love our neighbors as ourselves” in a Latino neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia.

As a faith-based Christian non-profit with a small staff and over 100 volunteers, we serve alongside more than 100 families and their children (1st-12th grades) each week through our community programs.

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Our relational network of volunteers and donors reflects a diverse group of individuals from all over the Washington, D.C. metro area. As a non-profit, we rely on the community for assisting program directors on-site, being mentors, supplying the needs of our food pantry, and everything in between. Each member of our Casa community holds a unique gift, whether time, talent or treasure.