Thomas has been a dedicated volunteer for forty years with various organizations within the Musgraveotwn and surrounding area. He has been a member of the Musgravetown Volunteer Fire Department with 22 of those years as Fire Chief. He actively assists with the Local Royal Canadian Legion, is a Chairperson of the Heritage Collegiate School Council, a member of the Eagles Search and Rescue Team, a chair of the Board of Stewards, and a St. John Ambulance Instructor. Thomas continues to play an active role in the community and is said to have improved the quality of life in Musgravetown.