Private Volunteer Area

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Important Announcements

Check back here for important updates from PK’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jenn Benecke.

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.


Request for storage space
Do you or anyone you know have a commercial space or storage area available? Project Knitwell is hoping to find a clean and safe location in a 30-minute radius of Arlington (22207) to host accessible storage and potentially meeting space. Please contact us at info[at] if you have any options available.

Volunteer Updates

Giving Tuesday Volunteer Meetup

On Giving Tuesday, come together to celebrate a day of generosity and giving! We will be at Fibre Space in Alexandria, VA from 10am to 2pm on November 29 for a Volunteer Meetup and Shop for Good event, where 20% of your purchase will go directly to help Project...

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Knitwell Knits Back

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...

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Programs on Hold

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.

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Face of Project Knitwell: Ann

 “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...

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Face of Project Knitwell: Kent

“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...

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Volunteer Session Report

Record your hours and session reports after each volunteer shift.


Volunteer Assignments

If you have any questions about PK’s training program, volunteer manual, or your program assignments, please contact Jenn Benecke, our Volunteer Coordinator, at

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.