Volunteer with Project Knitwell
Thank you for your interest in Project Knitwell. We rely on volunteers to deliver our programming and to help us behind the scenes. We are currently accepting applications for on-site volunteers in the Washington, DC metro area and online for Knitwell in the Cloud instructors worldwide. We also have needs for help with social media marketing, proposal writing, fundraising, and other related tasks. We invite you to fill out an application, and we will be in touch when we have volunteer openings. Learn more about joining the PK Volunteer team here!
K2Together Volunteer Host
K2Tog is a social knitting group for knitters of all abilities. We meet online twice monthly via the Zoom platform. While not an instructional program, Project Knitwell volunteer instructors participate in the informative sessions on fun and timely knitting and wellness themes.
The K2Tog host is given the opportunity to present on a topic that they think is interesting and timely. Events and topics have included: knitting trivia, color theory, highlights on designers, how to fix your mistakes, virtual field trips to the sheep farm, a showcase tour of a yarn shop, learning about custom fit, knitting for the season, and knitting in the media.
After the presentation, our community of knitters and the PK hosts can answer your questions and share project ideas. We often share our works in progress and chat about patterns, yarn, and knitting tips. There is no fee to join the group.
K2Tog is also an opportunity to showcase Project Knitwell’s mission with those that are interested in knitting for wellness. Many of those that attend are alumni of our Knitwell in the Cloud knitting instruction or experienced knitters wanting to connect with a new group focused on the benefits of using knitting as a wellness tool. We hope that the host will help us share these goals through the following tasks:
- K2Tog host will either select a topic to discuss, or arrange for a guest speaker for one, one-hour session per month.
- Host will provide a title and description for the invitation, and a highlight for social media if needed.
- The K2Tog host will lead the session by welcoming participants, highlighting PK’s mission, identifying ground rules, moderating on Zoom as needed (i.e., muting mics, etc.), and maintaining a list of attendees.
For more information, and to learn more, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the Pandemic began in March of 2020 the volunteers at RICA decided that we should knit hats for the kids we worked with as a gift for when we came back to volunteer. We figured we would be back in the Fall, but as we all know that did not happen. So we packaged the hats in cute bags and delivered them to RICA in time for the holiday. We had hats for all the kids as well as the staff. When we came back in July of this year and our group of kids came in, one of them said “Wow, you’re the people who knit us those hats!” I just about burst into tears and I know all of us volunteers felt the same. Sometimes you get confirmation that you are doing the right thing and volunteering with PK at RICA is the right thing.
“Project Knitwell helped us kickoff our Women’s Group by having bi-monthly knitting sessions for our women. The process of building rapport with their community while also developing a skill has been instrumental to the comfort and confidence for the newly arrived refugee women in our group. Through knitting, they have developed a sense of community that they can rely on. Not only has knitting had a positive impact on them by building community, but it has also led to a form of self-care and mental well-being in times of stress or tension. We are grateful for Project Knitwell’s partnership with us in helping build a sense of community for our Women’s Group!”
From our program partners at CCDA