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Important Announcements

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 PK staff.


Click here to visit our new Volunteer Site, which includes quick links to the volunteer handbook, other forms, patterns, and more!

Volunteer Updates

Impact Overview

At Project Knitwell, our mission is to provide opportunities for those facing stressful situations to learn to knit and build resilience at the same time. Our volunteers contribute more than 700 hours per year to knitting instructional programs and community outreach...

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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 get in touch with us 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.