Private Volunteer Area
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Check back here for important updates from PK’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jenn Benecke.
- CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! Looking for a new way to get involved with Project Knitwell? We are looking for in-person volunteers for two of our programs. If you are interested in either opportunity, please contact Jenn Benecke at email@example.com:
- The USO Wounded Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir will be meeting every other Monday night from 7pm – 8pm starting on August 8.
- We are also looking for volunteers in the fall/winter to help with the group of Afghan refugees at CCDA. This group meets every other Friday during the mornings in Arlington. There is also a new site forming (time and day TBD) at the Woodbridge location.
- Note that some of our program sites require special training and security clearances. Please do not show up to a volunteer project without first confirming the assignment with Jenn.
Knitwell Knits Back will continue in 2022, hoping to inspire new knitters and help more people learn about Project Knitwell. There are many that say they began knitting after receiving a hand knit item, and we hope to inspire more people to learn to knit. We can all...
In the first six months of 2022, Project Knitwell has conducted 526 instructional sessions to teach knitting to those facing stress. Our volunteers have donated 244 hours of their time. In just the first six months of 2022, Project Knitwell (PK) has taught knitting as...
Early in the pandemic one of our volunteers, Debbie Heller, came up with the idea to knit for our program sites and provide knitted gifts during the holiday season, so Knitwell Knits Back was launched and it sure DELIVERED! More than 186 knitted hats were donated to N...
Ann, a Project Knitwell volunteer, has worked with participants at several program sites including Street Sense, N Street Village, and the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (Smith Center). An accomplished knitter, she is known for her intricately designed socks...
On March 13, 2020, Project Knitwell placed a hold on therapeutic knitting sessions in observance of the public health recommendations designed to decrease the spread of coronavirus. We will be contacting our volunteers and partners when this status changes.
“There is a lot of joy in knowing you have touched someone else and provided something new to their lives. However, the biggest reward is that they have touched you and expanded your life.” Ann first learned of Project Knitwell in 2014 through the Smith Center for...
“People are so encouraging, and offer such positive reinforcement.” Meet Kent. For the last several months, Kent has been a regular at the knitting group Project Knitwell co-sponsors with the Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center (VHC). Barb, one of...
Meet Scott. Scott Stoner joined the Project Knitwell board of directors in February.
Volunteer Session Report
Record your hours and session reports after each volunteer shift.
If you have any questions about PK’s training program, volunteer manual, or your program assignments, please contact Jenn Benecke, our Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve stumbled upon this page by accident and would like more information about volunteering with Project Knitwell, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.